David Anthony Wiki – David Anthony Biography
David Anthony is Jupiter man accused of kidnapping and killing his wife, then fleeing to New Mexico is being held without bond after authorities extradited him back to South Florida overnight Thursday.
David Anthony Age
He is 43 years old.
David Anthony Arrested and Charges
David Anthony, 43, was booked into the main Palm Beach County jail about 1 a.m. on charges of second-degree murder and kidnapping.
Police said Anthony was arrested in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on March 31 for the murder of his wife, Gretchen Anthony, 10 days prior.
David Anthony’s Wife Gretchen Anthony Missing
Video from the porch of Gretchen Anthony’s Abacoa home shows a tall man lying in wait. When Gretchen steps out onto the porch, you hear muffled shouting, and someone saying, “What are you doing?”
In another security video from the home, someone is seen, unmoving, on the floor of the garage. Next to the person is a water jug smeared with blood. The video also shows a man reaching up to disable a security camera.
The man, authorities said in a report posted Thursday, is David Anthony, Gretchen’s estranged husband.
One of the people who received a text message said Gretchen’s husband “David Anthony had ‘issues’ and she was afraid that he may have done something to Gretchen Anthony.”
Another witness said Gretchen and David were separated and had filed for divorce back in February.
Police said Jupiter Medical Center had no record of Gretchen Anthony in their system, however her blue Mini Cooper was located in the parking lot of the hospital.
According to an arrest report, Gretchen’s phone “pinged” near Pensacola on March 25 at 12:15 p.m., and around 1:30 p.m., David Anthony tried to sell a bag of women’s jewelry at a jewelry store in Pensacola.
As the investigation unfolded, police interviewed Gretchen’s neighbors in the 1300 block of Sunshine Drive in Jupiter.
Detectives said one neighbor told them that on March 21 between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. “she heard a woman’s voice let out a blood-curdling scream” and she heard a woman yelling “No! No it hurts!”
The screams came from Gretchen’s home, according to the neighbor.
That same witness said a black truck was running in the driveway of Gretchen’s home, but no one was inside the vehicle. A tarp was covering the bed of the truck.
A second neighbor said that “in the early morning hours, while it was still dark out, he too heard a female screaming very loudly.”
That neighbor also spotted the same black truck parked in the roadway. Police said a search of the license plate showed the truck was registered to David Anthony.
According to an arrest report, when officers searched Gretchen’s home they found two bottles of cleaner and a rag on a kitchen countertop.
Inside the washer “were towels that had a reddish substance on them that appeared to be blood.”
A broken glass frame was found on the upstairs landing, and small pieces of glass were on the master bedroom comforter.