Sheriff's office investigating disappearance of Citadel employee
March 20, 2012 05:27 PM
According to officials, Marjorie McCaffrey, pictured above, was last seen at her home at 2829 Limestone Drive. They say the woman's husband left for a trip to Easley, South Carolina and when he returned, Marjorie was not home. (Provided)
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office are looking for a woman last seen on March 17.
According to officials, 36-year-old Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey was last seen at her home at 2829 Limestone Drive. They say the woman's husband, Robert McCaffery, left for a trip to Easley, South Carolina and when he returned, Marjorie was not home.
An incident report provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office says the woman's husband told officers he and his wife got into a verbal disagreement after they went out to dinner. He reportedly took a walk around the neighborhood and then decided to visit the home of a family member in Easley -- nearly a 4-hour drive.
According to the incident report, Robert McCaffrey returned to the home in West Ashley at about 6:30 a.m. and found his wife's checkbook, car keys and wedding ring on a counter.
Officials say a check of the residence and immediate area did not locate any signs of Mrs. McCaffery, and her vehicle was located at the residence. The couple's two children, ages four and 10 were at the home. The children have been taken into protective custody as detectives investigate the incident.
"We are investigating all leads, a number of leads and all possibilities," Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said. "Mr. McCaffery was in Easley, we know at about 2 a.m., where he was stopped by a police officer and given a ticket."
"I'm giving that information out so folks up in that part of the state will be aware of this missing lady as well," he said.
A copy of the ticket was obtained by ABC News 4 Tuesday. According to an officer with the Travelers Rest Police Department, Robert McCaffery was driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Sheriff Cannon said there was a note left at the home of Marjorie McCaffrey, but would not get into the details of that note. Along the same lines, a fourth page of an incident report that would have contained details about the letter was not provided.
"It's part of the investigation that we cannot release at this time," said Major James Brady, public information officer with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey is described as a W/F 5-02, 155 pounds with Reddish/Brown hair and blue eyes. She is an employee of The Citadel as the military college's director of facilities finance.
Sheriff Cannon said investigators are not aware of any medical concerns that would have played a role in her disappearance.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey is asked to contact the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 843-202-1700.
* ABC News 4's Brian Troutman, Christopher Hauff, Nikki Gaskins and Matt Dreyer contributed to this report.