Gretchen Anthony’s Murder: Where is The Covid Killer Today? – An upcoming episode of Investigation Discovery show ‘Calls From the Inside‘ Season 2 Episode 2, “The Covid Killer,” focused on investigating the disappearance and possible murder of Florida mother Gretchen Anthony in March of 2020. Reportedly, Gretchen’s estranged husband, David Anthony, carried out the ambush attack that resulted in her death in their home in Jupiter, Florida. It was rumored that the couple was going through a rough patch at the time and was on the verge of getting a divorce; in fact, one of them had already moved out of the house.
Who was Gretchen Anthony and How Did She Die?
Gretchen Anthony, a mother living in Jupiter, Florida, and her friends and family received a series of ominous messages during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The messages claimed that she had become infected with the virus. Almost immediately after this, she vanished off the face of the earth.
On the other hand, the texts pointed to some foul play and the fact that she could not be located after a search of her house confirmed that she had vanished. In addition, the authorities discovered evidence of a struggle at her house and other evidence that suggested it was a crime scene that someone had attempted to clean up.
David Anthony, who had a contentious relationship with Gretchen, was soon identified as a primary suspect in the investigation. When surveillance footage became available for review, as well as when the victim’s missing phone was discovered in the driver’s truck after it had been loaded to the brim, all of the suspicions were quickly confirmed. At the end of the year, he eventually entered a guilty plea for murder in the second degree and led investigators to the skeletal remains of his deceased wife.
Gretchen Anthony, a well-liked mother in Florida, sent suspicious text messages to her friends and family in the early months of the pandemic, claiming that she had an “acute” COVID-19 infection. In the messages, she said that she had left her friends and family with the messages. When they could not get in touch with Gretchen, members of her family and friends who had reason to believe she was not the person responsible for sending those texts sought assistance from the police.
The case of Gretchen Anthony, who went missing at the start of a pandemic, hit differently for the prosecutor assigned to her case. She was determined to find out what happened to her.
— 48 Hours (@48hours) March 27, 2022
When the police arrived at Gretchen’s house, they discovered that nobody was home because no one answered the door, and they also discovered what appeared to be the remnants of a criminal offense. A soapy substance was discovered on the driveway, leading investigators to believe that the home had recently been cleaned in a hurry.
The authorities went inside and found a stained towel sitting atop the washing machine in the laundry room. After further investigation, it was discovered that the stain contained a substance that resembled blood. In addition to this, they found broken glass shards in Gretchen’s bed, as well as a picture frame that had been shattered.
Many witnesses stated that they had received an identical text message from Gretchen, in which she informed them that she had been transferred to the Jupiter Medical Center. On the other hand, the hospital denied that they had any record of such a patient. In addition to that, her car was discovered in the parking lot of the hospital.
The following day, March 21, another one of her neighbors who lived next door to her reported hearing screams coming from inside her house. Even more concerned neighbors went so far as to share photographs of a black Nissan pickup truck that was parked nearby her house on the same evening. Following additional investigation, it was discovered that the truck belonged to David Anthony, who is no longer married to Gretchen. It was rumored that the couple was on the verge of splitting up.
Who Killed Gretchen Anthony?
David Anthony was seen parking the vehicle belonging to the victim in the hospital parking lot on surveillance footage that was obtained from that location. Gretchen Anthony’s home surveillance footage captured the suspect behaving in a suspicious manner as well.
After tracking David and Gretchen’s phones, the authorities found them both in Pensacola, and from there, they were able to track them all the way to Texas. At that point, the police had a high level of confidence that the victim’s estranged husband was the one who was responsible for her disappearance.
Eventually, on March 31, 2020, authorities found David Anthony in New Mexico. After searching his vehicle, they discovered sufficient evidence to arrest him and charge him with murder and kidnapping. Anthony was ultimately charged with both crimes. The shattered phone of the victim, Amazon speakers that contained recordings of her pleading for assistance, and surveillance footage from the victim’s home were all used to incriminate David.
Where is “Covid Killer” David Anthony Now?
David Anthony was finally taken into custody on March 31, 2020, in the state of New Mexico. There, during the search of a vehicle, the authorities came across sufficient evidence to justify placing him under arrest and charging him with murder and kidnapping. David was suspected of being involved in the crime because he used the victim’s phone, Amazon speakers that contained recordings of the victim yelling for help, and the security cameras in the victim’s home.
In December 2020, the accused entered a guilty plea to murder in the second degree. As part of the agreement to plead guilty, he directed law enforcement to the location of Gretchen Anthony’s remains on December 21, 2020. On December 21, 2020, he assisted law enforcement in finding her skeletal remains. They were located three miles from her Abacoa home in Jupiter, Florida. After that, David was found guilty and given a sentence of 38 years in prison in January 2021.