A Cohasset, Massachusetts man has been arrested in the disappearance of his wife January 4, 2023.
One January 4th, Ana Walshe, a 39-year-old mother of three, was reported missing by her coworkers. The police immediately went and spoke with Ana’s husband, looking into this movements the day of the disappearance and days prior. Authorities have stated that he was quite ‘untruthful’.
Brian Walshe has been criminally charged with misleading investigators in the case as police continue their search for his wife. Walshe is already awaiting sentencing for a previous federal fraud conviction, has pleaded not guilty.
During the police investigation, investigators dug into the internet search records. This took the investigation from a missing persons case, to a possible murder case. Brian’s internet search history showed that searches such as ‘how to dispose of a 115-pound woman’s body’ had been searched.
While Brian is innocent until proven guilty…one can only wonder why such a search would be found around the exact same time that Ana ‘disappeared’.
The concern for Ana came after her coworkers at the Real Estate company she works for because concerned, as they didn’t hear from her on January 4th and she never showed up for work.
Brian told police that he last saw his wife on January 1st. The morning of January 1st, Ana supposedly told her husband that she had to fly to Washington D.C. for a work emergency.
“Ana got ready and kissed him goodbye and told him to go back to sleep,” he told police, according to the affidavit.
The crazy part, Brian was on home-confinement conditions due to his pending fraud trial – Brian was supposedly selling fake paintings.
In order for Brian to leave the house, he must get approval. During the days before and after his wife’s disappearance, Brian made several unapproved trips out.
One of those trips Brian made was to Home Depot. He is seen on surveillance cameras wearing a surgical mask and surgical gloves, paying cash for about $450 worth of cleaning supplies. Supplies such as mops, tarps and bucket.
Police received a search warrant for Brian and Ana’s home and they did find blood in the basement. They also found a broken knife with blood on it.
At his arraignment on the charge of misleading investigators Monday, a Quincy District Court judge set Walshe’s bail at $500,000 cash. His next hearing is set for February 9.