March 21, 2020, was the last time anyone heard from 51-year-old mother Gretchen Anthony. She had planned to meet her friend for lunch that day, but she never showed up.
On Monday, March 23, Gretchen didn’t show up for work, and on March 24, several of Gretchen’s friends and relatives received text messages from her claiming she had checked herself into Jupiter Medical Center in Florida where she was recovering from an ‘acute’ case of Covid-19. Later text messages wrote she would be transferred to a ‘CDC approved task force’ where she would be quarantined for 14 days.
Gretchen’s loved ones didn’t know who sent the messages, but they knew it wasn’t her; the text messages were ‘unusually worded’ and did not sound like Gretchen.