Gretchen Anthony Wiki – Gretchen Anthony Biography
Gretchen Anthony was best known as the estranged wife of David Anthony who is accused of kidnapping and killing his wife
Gretchen Anthony’s body has not been found.
According to a newly released arrest report, at least five people received “suspicious” text messages that were allegedly from Gretchen on March 23 and 24.
Anthony was booked early Thursday at the Palm Beach County Jail, charged with second-degree murder and kidnapping.
On Thursday morning, Circuit Judge Laura Johnson ordered Anthony be held without bond.
On May 7, Anthony waived extradition from Las Cruces, N.M., where he has been held since March 31. Because of coronavirus restrictions, and because Anthony’s 6-foot-7-inch build limits accommodations, authorities had said it might be the end of May before he was back in South Florida.
In the texts, Gretchen said she was infected with an “acute case” of COVID-19 and was being held by the “CDC” after being checked out at Jupiter Medical Center.
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.