Morbidology the Podcast – 150: Gretchen Anthony

Podcast released on: 2nd May 2022

By March of 2020, the world as we know it changed. COVID-19 spread like wildfire; thousands of people were dying each week and lockdown was just around the corner. That same month, Gretchen Anthony from Florida began texting her relatives to tell them she had COVID-19 and was being held at a CDC approved task…


By March of 2020, the world as we know it changed. COVID-19 spread like wildfire; thousands of people were dying each week and lockdown was just around the corner. That same month, Gretchen Anthony from Florida began texting her relatives to tell them she had COVID-19 and was being held at a CDC approved task force. This task force did not exist. Gretchen was nowhere to be found, but search of the her home turned up some sinister evidence in the form of bloodstains and bleach.

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Audio Sources:

“Fl v. David Anthony Sentencing”

“Jupiter police say they have found remains believed to be of Gretchen Anthony”

“David Anthony | Murdered Estranged Wife and Disposed of Her Body | Police Interrogation 2/2”

“Mother of David Anthony – First Interview”

“Witness Statements – David Anthony”

Sources:

Palm Beach Post, 2 April, 2020 – “Jupiter Woman Missing; Husband Arrested for Murder in New Mexico”

Palm Beach Post, 7 April, 2020 – “Jupiter Police Ask Public For Help After Husband Arrested in Woman’s Death”

Palm Beach Post, 9 April, 2020 – “Texts from Missing Jupiter Woman’s Phone Key Clue in Husband’s Murder Arrest”

International Business Times, 10 April, 2020 – “Missing Florida Woman”

Newsmax, 10 April, 2020 – “Husband Arrested for Murder After Wife’s Suspicious Coronavirus Texts”

Legal Monitor Worldwide, 11 April, 2020 – “Missing Vehicle of Woman Alleged to be Murdered Found in Parking Lot of Jupiter Medical Center”

News Corp News Network, 11 April, 2020 – “Coronavirus Texts Lead to Florida Man’s Murder Arrest”

CE Noticia Financieras, 12 April, 2020 – “Heartbreaking Screams and a Disturbing Message”

ABC – 2 WSB, 14 April, 2020 – “Suspicious COVID-19 Texts Lead to Arrest of Florida Man”

WorldNetDaily, 18 April, 2020 – “Florida Man Accused of Murder After Estranged Wife Sends Odd COVID Texts, Goes Missing”

Palm Beach Post, 7 May, 2020 – “Jupiter Man Accused in Wife’s Disappearance, Killing to Return to Florida”

CBS – 3 WTKR, 14 May, 2020 – “Florida Man Killed Wife, Said she was Being Treated for COVID-19”

NBC – 8 WFLA, 14 May, 2020 – “Florida Man Used Coronavirus to Cover up Wife’s Murder”

Palm Beach Post, 14 May, 2020 – “Missing Jupiter Woman”

WFIN, 1330 AM, 17 May, 2020 – “Friend of Missing Florida Mom Speaks Out”

Legal Monitor Worldwide, 28 May, 2020 – “Former Boss Who Rehired Husband Charged with Murder of Missing Gretchen Anthony”

People, 4 June, 2020 – “Friend Told Fla. Mother to Stay Away from Husband”

Palm Beach Post, 21 December, 2020 – “Jupiter Police Say Missing Woman’s Remains Found”

Palm Beach Post, 14 January, 2021 – “Jupiter Man Says Mental Illness Led Him to Kill Estranged Wife”

CBS 12, 14 January, 2021 – “’You Are Pure Evil:’ Man Gets 38 Years for Killing Wife in Abacoa”

The Daily Star, 21 February, 2021 – “Twisted Messages Man Sent from Wife’s Phone”

“Oxygen True Crime, 23 January, 2022 – “When COVID-19 Pandemic Began, Woman Vanished and Started Sending Strange Texts – What Happened to Her?”

Inside Edition, 30 December, 2020 – “Florida Man to Be Sentenced to 38 Years in Prison in Murder of His Wife He Said Was Hospitalized With COVID-19”

Miami New Times, 1 April, 2021 – “In Texts, Gretchen Anthony Said She Had COVID. Then She Disappeared”

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