Prosecutors released a statement last Monday that upon investigation, officials found blood and a bloody knife in a missing woman’s basement.
47-Year-Old Man Charged For Misleading Police On Wife’s Disappearance
The person in question, 47-year-old Brian Walshe is being charged with misleading police about his whereabouts during their investigation of the disappearance of his 39-year-old wife, Ana Walshe. Prosecutors reported that Mr. Walshe purchased $450 in cleaning supplies from a Home Depot. The alleged items included mops, buckets, tarps, and tape.
A video evidence Walshe was then later discovered at the Home Depot in Rockland. He was seen wearing a black surgical mask, and blue surgical gloves and making a cash purchase. Law&Crime reported that the trip was a violation of his probation conditions during the time he is allotted to pick up his kids from school.
Considering his federal criminal case, Authorities noted that he illegally offered Warhol paintings for sale. In 2021, online records show he pleaded guilty to wire fraud, interstate transportation for a scheme to defraud, and unlawful monetary transaction.
Authorities said that a count of possession of converted goods will be dropped after his sentencing. After his sentencing hearing got postponed there has been no action in the matter since July 17, 2022.
He was on house arrest for pre-sentencing probation in accordance with state court documents and is only allowed to leave his residence with prior permission.
Police said that Ana Walshe who’s an executive at a Washington D.C.-based real estate management company, went missing from her home in Cohasset, Massachusetts, which is about 45 minutes southeast of Boston.
Cohasset police performed a welfare check on her on Jan. 4 according to court documents. Police said they spoke to her husband multiple times. According to Mr. Walshe, they hosted a friend for dinner at their home on New Year’s Eve. According to the documents, Gem, their friend, arrived around 8:30 p.m. and left at about 1 a.m. or 1:30 a.m. He and Ana went to bed shortly after.
Records stated that Mr. Walshe further related that Ana told him she had a work emergency and needed to fly back to D.C. in the morning. He then followed that Ana got ready and kissed him goodbye and told him to go back to sleep. He stated that Ana usually takes an Uber, Lyft, or Taxi to the airport. Ana left between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m.
Brian Walshe allegedly said he left home in the afternoon to see his mother, who lives in the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts.
Misleading Police Get Husband Suspected With Harming Wife
Authorities stated that at the time, WALSHE did not have his cell phone so he did not use a GPS. According to Mr. Walshe one of his sons must have taken and lost his phone sometime on New Year’s Eve or Day. He then drove to his mother’s house via the route leading by Derby Street in Hingham, Route 3 north, and Route 93 through Boston, and instead of taking Route 1A, he got lost and took Route 1 and then maybe Route 114. With this, the regular 60-70 commute took up to 90 minutes.
Mr. Walshe then said he left his mother’s home within 15 minutes to run errands for her at Whole Foods and CVS for groceries and cleaning wipes. He returned to her condo and arrived at his Cohasset home about 8 p.m.
In response to this, the police allegedly did not find him on surveillance footage at Whole Foods or CVS in the time frame he claimed to have been there.
Mr. Walshe then claimed that he found his phone under a pillow on Jan. 2. He then followed that on that same day, he took one of his sons out for ice cream while the babysitter watched the other children. This was allegedly during his allotted time for taking his kids to class, though school was closed that day.
Upon investigation, police claimed that Walshe violated probation by showing up to the Home Depot later on Jan. 2. It was allegedly not the only time he violated probation.
In accordance to the date from Mr. Walshe’s phone, it showed that the device traveled to the areas of Brockton and Abington during the week beginning January 1, 2023. The itinerary for Walshe’s leave from home does not include such towns for approved travel. The officers expressed that the lies he released wasted their time due to verification purposes.
Investigators stated that Mr. Walshe would naturally be suspected of harming his wife due to her disappearance and they would need to account for his whereabouts. The fact that he was asked a specific question and he gave an untruthful answer that led investigators out of the area caused a clear delay in the search for the missing person.