A dream that Gayle McCaffrey could be in Newberry County sparked a small search this week, but came up empty, according to investigators.
A family member of McCaffrey, the 36-year-old West Ashley woman who went missing on March 18, submitted the tip to investigators about a dream the person had. Charleston County sheriff’s officials sent two investigators to Newberry County on Wednesday to search with dogs for any clues related to the case but found nothing.
The case has no connection to Newberry County, other than the dream, according to Maj. Jim Brady. “We follow up on leads and will continue to do so and have done so since the beginning of the case,” Brady said.
McCaffrey was reported missing by her husband, Bob McCaffrey, who has remained a person of interest for investigators.
The night before she was reported missing, family members said the two had a disagreement during a St. Patrick’s Day dinner.
He then took a trip to Easley to visit a love interest, but the woman turned him down, according to authorities.
Shortly after her disappearance, sheriff’s authorities announced they were investigating the case as a “homicide.”
Several searches have taken place around the state, including in Easley and near the couple’s home on Limestone Boulevard in West Ashley, but have turned up nothing.
Gayle McCaffrey’s sister, Debbie Pearson, was granted custody of the McCaffreys’ children last year, and Bob McCaffrey was granted visitation rights.