Judge sets bond for Charleston man charged with wife's 2012 murder

Gayle McCaffrey was reported missing on March 18, 2012. (Source: Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office)
Gayle McCaffrey was reported missing on March 18, 2012. (Source: Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office)
A billboard sought information on Gayle McCaffrey's disappearance. (Source: Live 5)
A billboard sought information on Gayle McCaffrey's disappearance. (Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge set bond for the man facing a murder charge in the 2012 disappearance of his wife.

Robert "Bob" McCaffrey's bond was set at $100,000 by a circuit judge.

He arrived in custody at the Charleston County jail March 27, and was charged the following day with murder in connection with the death of his wife, Gayle McCaffrey. She disappeared in 2012 and McCaffrey reported his wife was missing on March 18, 2012.

An affidavit stated the Charleston County Sheriff's Office legally classified Gayle McCaffrey as deceased in March of 2018.

The affidavit also states Bob McCaffrey has lied to investigators with the sheriff's office on numerous occasions, refused to cooperate with search efforts for his wife, and has declined any parental relationship with his children.

"There are no other identified suspects that could have killed and disposed of Gayle McCaffrey's body other than the defendant," CCSO officials said in the affidavit.

Investigators say they also believed that Gayle McCaffrey had booked a romantic getaway just two days before her disappearance.

They believe she was trying to reconcile their marriage.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates.

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