Anthony L. Anterio
Anterio, approximately 1999
Date reported missing : 08/19/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/10/1937 (83)
Age at the time of disappearance: 62 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 170 pounds
Medical conditions : Anterio has a heart condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Anterio was last seen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on August 19, 1999. He may have planned to meet his boyfriend, Tony Gillette, for dinner that day. He has never been heard from again.
Gillette had scratches on his face the day after Anterio disappeared. Two days later, he agreed to meet with police to talk about Anterio's case. The following morning, before the interview could take place, Gillette called family members and said he was going to harm himself. Later that day, he was found shot in the head inside his car on south Perimeter Road. He later died in the hospital. His death was ruled a suicide.
Anterio is missing under suspicious circumstances and investigators believe Gillette may have murdered him. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Fort Lauderdale Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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