Cohasset man to be charged with murder in his wife’s disappearance – Boston News, Weather, Sports

COHASSET, MASS. (WHDH) – The husband of a missing Cohasset woman will be charged with her murder in Quincy Circuit Court on Wednesday, officials said.

Brian Walshe, 46, was already in custody after being charged with misleading a police investigation in Quincy Circuit Court on Monday January 9 as authorities worked to locate his 39-year-old wife Ana, after she was last seen on New Year’s Day. He was being held on $500,000 bail.

Prosecutors said Brian misled police by telling them Ana drove to the airport in an Uber or Lyft on Jan. 1 to fly to Washington DC, where she worked for a real estate agency. However, officials said there was no evidence that she left the home and that her phone pinged where she lived on January 2.

Prosecutors also pointed out that Brian told police he went to his mother’s home in Swampscott on New Year’s Day but it took longer than it should have because he got lost.

He said he went to Whole Foods and a CVS that day, but officials said he was not seen on surveillance video at any of the stores and that there were no receipts for the items he allegedly bought. Instead, nearby security footage reportedly showed Walshe in a dumpster at a nearby liquor store around the time.

Prosecutors also said Brian claimed he only left his home on Jan. 2 to have a smoothie with his son. While Walshe was found to have gone into a Norwell smoothie shop, he was also seen on surveillance video at a Home Depot in Rockland around 4 p.m. buying $450 worth of cleaning supplies, including mops, a bucket and planning.

Ana Walshe, who was officially reported missing on January 4, has still not been found by authorities.

News of the murder charges comes days after search warrants obtained by police were returned to Quincy Circuit Court and seized by a judge.

Police had previously searched the Walshe’s home where they found evidence including a bloodied knife and blood found in the basement of the Walshe home which was revealed during Brian Walshe’s arraignment. Investigators also said internet searches on how to dismember and dispose of a corpse were found on Walshe’s computer.

Several items of interest were also recovered at a transfer station in Peabody on the same day of Walshe’s indictment. 7NEWS sources confirmed that some of the evidence found included a hacksaw, pieces of carpet, garbage bags with blood on fabric, and evidence related to cleaning supplies.

That is a developing story; Stay on the air and online with 7NEWS for the latest updates.

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