CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A West Ashley who has been charged with murder six years after his wife vanished from their home has waived his bond hearing Thursday.
Deputies brought Robert McCaffrey back to Charleston to face a murder charge in the 2012 case on Wednesday night
His wife, Gayle, disappeared in 2012. Robert "Bob" McCaffrey reported his wife was missing on March 18, 2012.
Charleston County Chief Deputy Eric Watson said at a Wednesday news conference McCaffrey was arrested in North Carolina Tuesday morning and would be charged Wednesday after his return to Charleston.
In a newly released affidavit, the sheriff's office says Gayle McCaffrey was legally classified 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.