CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The man who was accused of murdering his wife following her 2012 disappearance has been released from jail.
Robert "Bob" McCaffrey walked out of the Al Cannon Detention Center Thursday afternoon having posted bond on the obstruction of justice charge against him. A grand jury declined to indict him for his wife's murder earlier this week.
According to court documents, the grand jury did not find enough evidence to indict Robert "Bob" McCaffrey for the murder of his wife, Gayle McCaffrey, who disappeared in 2012.
McCaffrey reported his wife missing on March 18, 2012.
On Tuesday, the grand jury returned a "No Bill" on the murder indictment indicating that the jury did not have sufficient cause to indict.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office released a statement saying that Sheriff Al Cannon, after hearing the news, was "disappointed in the outcome."
"The sheriff also stated Bob McCaffrey is responsible for the murder of his wife and detectives will continue to work the case in order to bring charges again as more information develops," CCSO officials said.
According to the sheriff's office, the obstruction of justice charge against McCaffrey is still pending.
"Regarding a future murder charge against Robert McCaffrey: unless law enforcement uncovers additional evidence, a new charge will not be presented to the grand jury," said Solicitor Scarlett Wilson.
CCSO officials have described the case as "very complicated" and did not go into much detail into what prompted the murder charged to be filed.
A recently released affidavit states the Charleston County Sheriff's Office legally classified Gayle McCaffrey as deceased in March of 2018.