Andy (Drew) J. McCauley, Jr. is a 41-year-old resident of Hedgesville, WV who was not too long ago arrested for the homicide of Riley Crossman. Andy was relationship Riley’s mom, Chantel Oakley, which is why police recognized him as a possible suspect when Riley disappeared.
Riley had been lacking since Might 7. She was on the cellphone along with her boyfriend till 10:30 PM on Might 6 texting associates till midnight that night time. She tried video name her boyfriend at 5:40 AM earlier than her cellphone was turned off. Riley’s mother, Chantel Oakley, checked Riley’s room on Might seventh at 7:15 AM and seen she was gone however assumed she had left for Berkeley Springs Excessive Faculty. Chantel began worrying at 3:30 PM when she acquired a name from the college that Riley had been marked absent that day. She then contacted Riley’s father and the police to report Riley as lacking.
A physique matching the outline of Riley was found on the 5500 block of Tuscarora Pike in Berkeley County on an embankment close to the highest of a mountain on the morning of Might 16. The day earlier than, there was a county-wide seek for Riley that included 50 volunteer and legislation enforcement officers from West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. Over 300 volunteer neighborhood members additionally confirmed up and assisted in looking out elements of Morgan County for hours. Washington County Hearth and Rescue, the Crimson Cross, Union Chapel United Methodist Church, and the native Moose Lodge donated foods and drinks for the large search celebration.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Division discovered the physique was on an embankment off of a rural mountain highway part of Tuscarora Pike, close to the highest of a mountain. As a result of terrain, the West Virginia State Police Crime Scene Group and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Workplace, from Virginia, responded to assist. The physique has not been confirmed as Riley however Sheriff Bohrer mentioned they have been “very assured” the stays have been hers.
Right here’s what you should know:
1. He was one of many prime suspects from the start.
Sheriff Okay.C. Bohrer mentioned in a press convention that McCauley was “a suspect since day one.” Throughout the week-long seek for Riley, Andy McCauley was underneath surveillance by legislation enforcement at his job website in Berkeley County. The Sheriff’s Division didn’t touch upon why he was one of many prime suspects nevertheless it’s doubtless resulting from his relationship with Riley’s mom and entry to their residence. After every week of surveillance, Bohrer mentioned McCauley agreed to return to the West Virginia State Police barrack in Martinsburg, the place he was arrested.
2. He’s Been “In a Relationship” with a Lady Named Denise Farr Since 2004
In keeping with his Fb web page, Andy McCauley has been “in a relationship” with a girl named Denise Farr since 2004. The 2 don’t have any pictures collectively, however they’ve the identical pictures posted on each of their pages together with footage of a pool being inbuilt Denise’s yard and pictures of Andy along with her youngsters.
3. He Was Courting Riley’s Mom, Chantel Oakley
On the press convention to announce the replace, Sheriff Bohrer was requested about McCauley’s relation to Crossman, he confirmed that he was her mom’s, Chantel Oakley’s boyfriend.
4. His Fb Web page Is Being Flooded with Offended Feedback
After his arrest, Andy McCauley’s public Fb posts have been overtaken with feedback from the outraged area people. His most up-to-date put up, the place he up to date his profile photograph, has 229 feedback and nearly all of them are condemning Andy for his alleged actions. It’s not simply individuals from West Virginia, the nationwide media consideration this case has acquired has led to many different individuals chiming in.
Alex Wallace, a person from West Palm Seashore Flordia, commented “Clearly from the expletives and lack of correct use of the English language in these posts, it exhibits the kind of those that this man is related to. Additionally, the Mom clearly lacked discernment with regards to choosing boyfriends. The one gentle on the finish of the tunnel is that this younger girl received’t develop up within the midst of this particular person and his acquaintances right here.”
The feedback proceed to pour in each from individuals in the area people and people following the case from round the USA.
5. Andy McCauley Might Have Youngsters
In keeping with a number of Fb posts on Andy and his potential girlfriend/child mom Denise Farr, the couple could have a number of youngsters collectively. Each of their Fb accounts are semi-private so it’s unclear if Andy is the daddy of the youngsters or just watching over them.