Neighbor, victim's family react to news of McCaffrey's murder arrest


Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) — Authorities announced that Robert McCaffrey was arrested early Tuesday morning on a fugitive warrant in Dare County, North Carolina and charged with murder in relation to his wife's 2012 disappearance. 

ABC News 4 went to the neighborhood where he and his wife once lived.

The neighborhood where Gayle and Mob McCaffery lived sits in the heart of West Ashley.

We went to door to door asking neighbors about the arrest of McCaffery. Only one person agreed to speak to us as long as we concealed his identity.

“I had never met them or talked to them,” he said when we asked him if he was familiar with the family. The man said he’d lived in the neighborhood for 16 years and saw the family around before.

The arrest of McCaffery didn’t surprise him.

“I knew that law enforcement would not let it go, no matter how long it took," he said.

He added that until McCaffery faces a judge, “He's presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

Gayle McCaffrey was last seen in March of 2012. To this date, Marjorie “Gayle” McCaffrey of West Ashley, has not been found.

“This is something that we’ve waited for for a very long time—justice for Gayle," said her sister Helen Banach on Tuesday.

According to Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, a press conference about the arrest and charges will be held Wednesday March 28 at 1 p.m.

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