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Gayle McCaffrey case 1-year later and no new leads.

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Robert McCaffrey named a suspect in May of 2012 Robert McCaffrey named a suspect in May of 2012
Gayle McCaffrey reported missing March 18, 2012 Gayle McCaffrey reported missing March 18, 2012
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March 18th marks one year since 36-year old Gayle McCaffrey was reported missing from the Limestone Blvd. home she shared with her husband Robert and their two children. Her disappearance is a mystery which remains unsolved and while the Charleston County Sheriff's Department's has named a suspect in a homicide—there have been no criminal charges in an investigation that has gone cold.

On Sunday the Sheriff's department released photos of the McCaffrey vehicles which may have been involved and may have been seen in the area of Bee's Ferry Road last year. One is a black Jeep the other is a blue Dodge Ram.

On Monday March 18, 2013, a person representing Gayle's family said they do not know the whereabouts of named suspect Robert McCaffrey and sent News 2 a statement:

 The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers on the 1 year anniversary of Gayle's disappearance.  We continue to work with the police and hope that someone will find Gayle and we can bring her home and bury her. The children are healthy and happy and have a stable home filled with love and laughter. Please continue to pray with us for closure.

Search crews have been active in the last year, doing a second search off highway 61 on February 4, 2013, and another large search of land owned by the McCaffrey family in Easley this past November. There are no new leads, but the focus remains the same. Sheriff Al Cannon said on May 2nd that Bob McCaffrey is a suspect, but they do not have enough evidence to arrest him.

News 2 caught up to Bob McCaffrey in Brevard, North Carolina, just days after Sheriff Cannon named him a suspect. "There is nothing more I want to see than my wife back. I have no idea where she is; I don't have anything more to say, that I can say on camera right now," McCaffrey said.

Investigators say they named Bob McCaffrey a suspect because of a few things such as his whereabouts at the time. They say Robert left his and Gayle's West Ashley home on March 17TH and went to Easley, getting a well-publicized speeding ticket in Travelers Rest on the way back. He returned home the morning of March 18th and then reported his wife missing.

He also said Gayle left a letter at the home indicating why she left. That letter has since become something investigators and Gayle's family call bogus. The Sheriff's Department also released information saying Bob McCaffrey had a love interest in Greenville at the time. Last spring Helen Bancach, Gayle's sister, said the affair was something Gayle knew about and tried to patch-up.

"Gayle had known about his girlfriend for about a month. She and I have been talking about it. She was very concerned about her and working very hard to save her marriage."

At this time Gayle's family does not know the whereabouts of Robert McCaffrey. The Sheriff's Department said if they needed to contact him, they know Robert's general whereabouts.  And if they needed to get a hold of him they would contact his attorney Chris Lizzy, who is still representing Bob McCaffrey.  Lizzy would not offer a comment about the ongoing investigation.

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