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

Coronavirus texts result in Florida mans homicide arrest in wifes disappearance

Get all the most recent information on coronavirus and extra delivered day by day to your inbox. Sign up here.

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

Jupiter police are nonetheless looking for Gretchen Anthony, 51.

She disappeared in center of March, weeks after submitting for divorce from her husband David Anthony, 48, in line with 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 fees of second-degree homicide and kidnapping, Jupiter police mentioned this week.

NYC INMATE RELEASED OVER CORONAVIRUS FEARS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH BANK ROBBERY

“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 mentioned in a information launch.

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

The pal mentioned she obtained the textual content the morning of March 23.

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

GEORGIA MAN ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO DEFRAUD VA IN CORONAVIRUS SCAM: DOJ

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

Police mentioned 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 Heart)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

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 research “the assault that occurred Saturday morning,” March 21.

The neighbor instructed officers that shortly after 6 a.m. she heard a girl’s voice from Gretchen Anthony’s patio let loose “a blood-curdling scream” after which heard a girl yell, “No! No it hurts!” in line with the station.

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

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

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