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Children of missing woman to go to her sister

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Debbie and James Pearson will get custody of the two McCaffrey children (John Gaddy/WCIV) Debbie and James Pearson will get custody of the two McCaffrey children (John Gaddy/WCIV)
Bob McCaffrey appeared at the custody hearing for his two children (John Gaddy/WCIV) Bob McCaffrey appeared at the custody hearing for his two children (John Gaddy/WCIV)
Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey (provided) Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey (provided)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- A hearing to determine the fate of Gayle McCaffrey's two children was held Thursday afternoon.

Robert McCaffrey and his attorney, Chris Lizzi, was present at the custody hearing as well as members of Gayle's family including her sisters.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office put the children, ages 10 and four, into emergency protective custody after their mother went missing.

Robert McCaffery's attorney said that the husband had no objection to an agreement that was made, giving Gayle's sister custody of the children.

The children's father will have visitation rights but only under supervision.

Robert McCaffrey reported his wife missing through a 911 call Sunday. A Charleston County Sheriff's Office report states he later told investigators he and his wife had gotten into an argument and he later left to a home he frequents in Easley.

When he returned to his home the next morning on Limestone Boulevard McCaffrey told investigators his wife, Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey, was gone.

On Monday, Sheriff Al Cannon said the move to put the children in emergency protective custody was appropriate.

Meanwhile, investigators say they are following leads in the case of Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey's disappearance. Investigators say they discovered a typed note in the home, but Sheriff Cannon would not go into detail about its contents.

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