//Coronavirus texts result in Florida mans homicide arrest in wifes disappearance

Coronavirus texts result in Florida mans homicide arrest in wifes disappearance

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Texts saying the coronavirus sickened a lacking Florida girl led police to cost her estranged husband with homicide, based on reviews.

Jupiter police are nonetheless trying to find Gretchen Anthony, 51.

She disappeared in center of March, weeks after submitting for divorce from her husband David Anthony, 48, based on reviews.

David Anthony, 48, and his estranged wife Gretchen Anthony, 51.

David Anthony, 48, and his estranged spouse Gretchen Anthony, 51.
(Jupiter Police Division)

Anthony and his Nissan Frontier have been present in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on March 31. He was arrested there on expenses of second-degree homicide and kidnapping, Jupiter police stated this week.

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“As the investigation progressed and further evidence collected, it is believed David E. Anthony is responsible for her disappearance and related homicide which was determined to have occurred on March 21, 2020,” police stated in a information launch.

Police stated they started investigating on March 25 after a lady reported getting a “suspicious textual content message” from Gretchen Anthony. The textual content stated she had COVID-19 and was being held by the “CDC” after being checked out at Jupiter Medical Middle, WPEC-TV reported Thursday, citing the arrest report.

The good friend stated she acquired the textual content the morning of March 23.

An officer went to the hospital and was advised Anthony wasn’t a affected person, however discovered her Mini Cooper along with her purse within the parking zone, the station reported.

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The arrest report says police interviewed a person who additionally stated he received a textual content message from Gretchen Anthony the morning of March 24, saying that she was at Jupiter Medical Middle with an “acute” case of COVID-19 and was being taken to a CDC heart in Belle Glade, Fla., the place they “sedated her,” based on the station.

Police stated the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention doesn’t have a facility in Belle Glade.

Mugshot for David Anthony, 48.

Mugshot for David Anthony, 48.
(Doña Ana County Detention Middle)

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The station quoted the arrest report as saying that on March 26 police spoke to a neighbor of Gretchen Anthony who requested them in the event that they have been there to analyze “the assault that occurred Saturday morning,” March 21.

The neighbor advised officers that shortly after 6 a.m. she heard a lady’s voice from Gretchen Anthony’s patio set free “a blood-curdling scream” after which heard a lady yell, “No! No it hurts!” based on the station.

One other neighbor advised police he additionally heard the screams and seen David Anthony’s truck parked on the street, with the mattress loaded up and coated with a tarp, the station reported.

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The Las Cruces Sun Herald reported that David Anthony was in New Mexico planning to flee to South America.