Report: Whitey Bulger Tipster Was Former Miss Iceland

BOSTON (CBS) – The tipster who turned in fugitive Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger is reportedly an actress and former Miss Iceland.

Anna Bjornsdottir had been splitting her time between Iceland and the Santa Monica neighborhood where Bulger was living with girlfriend Catherine Greig.

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Globe reporter Shelley Murphy said Bjornsdottir and Greig bonded over a stray cat.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

“Cathy took this cat under her wing. She would come out every morning and feed this cat. While she was feeding the cat, Anna was stop, and they would talk. They developed a bit of a bond,” said Murphy.

Bjornsdottir knew Bulger and Greig as Carol and Charlie Gasko. She was at home in Iceland in June when she saw a PSA featuring the couple.

“She was watching CNN, saw their photos flash across the screen and immediately recognized them as the Gaskos and called the FBI,” said Murphy.

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Murphy also reported that Bulger recently sent a letter to a maintenance supervisor at his old Santa Monica apartment building, suggesting he and Greig have communicated since their arrests.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

“He did say that in the letter, Whitey had said how he expects that he’ll die in jail, but that his real concern was for Cathy,” said Murphy. “He says they don’t regret their 16 years together.”

The letter also contained an apology from Bulger for not saying goodbye.

  • anon

    Why is she being identified? That seems like not a great idea.

  • Paul

    Unforgivable,sloppy journalism.How could you expose a woman to danger for a 30 sec leader. She might now be in serious danger. Irresponsible. Terrible journalism.

    • jaygee

      Obviously you don’t read the Sunday papers. Her entire identity along with photos were in the paper yesterday.. Don’t blame WBZ.

      • Paul

        So let me understand your point….When someone does something STUPID…it’s ok to do it also, because someone else did it first. God, I hope that you are neither a parent or a teacher.

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  • dsdsfds

    they will not get to her they could not get to sammy the bull gravono gambinos know were he is

  • NCDesigner

    Wow. Do you journalists really think the public cares who tipped Whitey in? Shame on you, now this poor woman will be the one on the run.

  • Paul

    I agree…That is/was a really STUPID thing to do. That is not “news”. When do you start idenfying rape victims and people in the relocation programs?

  • Tee Kay

    Add another dead body to Bulger’s list of corpses.

  • al4624

    this is effing rediculous!! why the hell would they share this info? way to go aholes!! if this woman dies it is on you stupid people for leaking this information!

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  • Meh

    Why would WBZ do such a stupid thing? All for the lead story? I’m done with T.V. News, all you care about is ratings.

  • jaygee

    The absurd statements being made about her being in danger are ridiculous to say the least. Since all of Whitey’s amigos are either dead or in jail, who would be willing to travel to Iceland to do her in and for what? WBZ didn’t name her since Boston Globe did an entire article on the entire situation in Sunday’s paper
    complete with pictures. Lighten up people, she’s not only safe but now she is even wealthier.

    • al4624

      who the hell are you to know that for sure? you don’t know who he has been in contact with….i know most of them are dead or in jail but he was still a powerful man and prob. has more connections out there seeing as he was able to be so evasive for so long….either way it is completely unnecessary to release this womans identity.

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