OSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Brian Walshe, 46, was arrested and charged with misleading police in the search for his missing wife, Ana Walshe, 39, the mother of their three children. Ana was last seen at her house on New Year’s Day at 4 am and she was supposed to be catching a flight from Boston to DC for a work emergency.
According to the Daily Mail, Brian is currently the suspect in the case and initially claimed that he was asleep when his wife booked a carpool from his Cohasset home to Logan International Airport in Boston. Police also claimed that the 46-year-old man was cooperating well with the investigation. In the meantime, he will be arraigned in court on Monday, January 10 at the Quincy District Court.
An official statement issued by Michael Morrissey, Norfolk District Attorney, stated: “Cohasset and the Massachusetts State Police have in custody Maken Brian Walshe, 46, of Cohasset, Massachusetts, on charges of misleading a police investigation. Cohasset and Massachusetts State Police continue to investigate the disappearance of Ana Walshe, 39, of Cohasset.
Brian Walshe Age
The age of Brian Walshe is 46.
Brian Walshe arrested and charged with misleading police in the search for his missing wife
During the course of that investigation, police developed probable cause to believe that her husband, Brian Walshe, had committed the crime of cheating on police investigators. Mr. Walshe is expected to be arraigned in the morning session of the Quincy District Court tomorrow, January 9, 2023.
Additional facts may or may not be entered into the docket at that time, but no further information is expected to be released at this time.As with all criminal matters, each defendant enjoys the Constitutional Presumption of Innocence until p prove the guilt of him
Ella Na Ella is of Serbian descent and was reported missing in Massachusetts City on Wednesday, January 5, by her husband and her employer, Tishman Speyer. She graduated from Cornell University and has worked in the real estate industry after earning a degree from the University of Belgrade.
Charges on Brian Walshe
The husband of a Massachusetts woman missing since New Year’s Day was seen on surveillance video buying $450 worth of cleaning supplies at a home improvement store the day after his wife was last seen, a prosecutor said Monday at his arraignment on a charge of misleading investigators. Police also found a broken knife and blood in the basement of the couple’s Cohasset home, the prosecutor said, although she did not say whose blood it was.
Brian Walshe, 46, was held on $500,000 bond on a charge of misleading investigators in connection with the disappearance of Ana Walshe. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
Brian Walshe did not tell police he had been to the home improvement store, where he bought mops, buckets, tarps, tape and other items on Jan. 2, Assistant Norfolk District Attorney Lynn Beland said at the hearing in Quincy District Court. Court documents allege that in Home Depot, Walshe was wearing a black surgical mask and blue surgical gloves when he made a cash purchase, CBS Boston reported.
Walshe did tell police that he had been to a supermarket and a pharmacy when there is no evidence he had been to either store, she said. He misled investigators so he could either clean up or dispose of evidence, she said.
Brian Walshe’s attorney, Tracy Miner, asked for low or no bail, saying her client has voluntarily talked to police and consented to searches of his home, property and cellphone.
“He has been incredibly cooperative,” Miner said.
Ana Walshe, 39, a mother of three, was reported missing Wednesday by her employer in Washington, where the couple has a home and to which she often commutes during the week for work at a real estate company, authorities said.
CBS Boston obtained and verified a voicemail from Brian Walshe to a friend of Ana’s in Washington D.C., where Ana works. The friend said the voicemail was left Wednesday, the same day Ana was reported missing to the police.
“Good afternoon, this is Brian Walshe. I hope all is going well. I was just reaching out to basically everybody I could. Ana hasn’t been in touch for a few days,” Brian said in the voicemail. “If you know anyone that may have had contact with her, you know I am trying to call everyone. I am sorry to bother you. I am sure everything is fine.”
She was last seen leaving her home in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, purportedly to take a ride-hailing vehicle to Logan International Airport for a flight to Washington, police and prosecutors said. But police have found no indication that she either took a vehicle or boarded any flight out of Logan recently.
Her cellphone has not been used and there has been no activity on her credit or debit cards, Cohasset police Chief William Quigley said at a news conference last week.
Authorities searched a wooded area near the family’s home on Friday and Saturday and then spent Sunday at the home.
Brian Walshe had been on home confinement while awaiting sentencing in a fraud case involving the sale of fake Andy Warhol paintings, according to federal court records. Cohasset police said Ana Walshe’s disappearance and her husband’s case appear to be unrelated.
Tishman Speyer also stated in a recent official statement: “We are actively assisting local authorities in the continued search for our dear colleague, Ana, and we are praying for her safe return.” Brian also has a criminal record. He is currently awaiting sentencing for a fraud involving the sale of two fake Andy Warhol ‘Shadow Paintings’ to a South Korean buyer for $80,000.
Meanwhile, according to Fox News, one of her friends, Evan Turell, said: “She’s a powerful executive, she’s a loving mother, she’s just a loving wife, she’s one of the most remarkable people we know, and we have so much fear”.
We miss her so much and we are just praying that she is safe. Everyone who knows and loves Ana, we just want her to come home safely. Her husband and her children were someone she talked to every day and the fact that she hasn’t been in contact with them is concerning and it’s not like her not to be in contact with anyone. It’s very scary.” However, on Sunday, January 8, Brian was seen driving into Boston in a red Volkswagen away from his Cohasset home.
The internet was quick to react to Brian Walshe’s arrest. One user said: “No one is surprised. It’s always the same story.” Another added: “Sadly these details are no longer a surprise.” “What a surprise. Not the shady husband,” read one tweet. One comment read: “And they always think they’re smart enough to get away with it.
I swear, do any of these people not watch Dateline?” “Where are those poor kids?” wrote another. One user stated: “So sad, why do people think they can kill her spouse and get away with it? And now the children will have no father in their lives.” Another wondered: “I wonder if that’s why they took his kids away from him today.”
“Surprise of the century,” wrote one user. One user doubted: “My problem is how do we know that she was seen on New Years besides him? Unfortunately, I don’t take her mother’s word for fact, she said that she saw her leave at 4 a.m. and that can’t be done either taste”.Read More…..
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