Ana Walshe: Breaking news on Massachusetts’ missing mother
A desperate search is underway to find missing Massachusetts mother Ana Walshe, whose husband faces charges of obstructing the police investigation into her disappearance.
Ms Walshe, 39, was last seen in the early hours of January 1 at her home in Cohasset.
Her husband Brian Walshe, a convicted art fraudster, reported her missing on January 4, telling police he last saw her when she left for the airport on New Year’s Day.
But Mr Walshe’s timeline of events has come under scrutiny after he was arrested on January 8 for interfering with the investigation.
Prosecutors say they recovered a knife and blood from the basement of the couple’s home. Mr Walshe also allegedly bought $450 worth of cleaning supplies the day after his wife disappeared and searched the internet for advice on how to dispose of a body.
A development arose in the case on Monday when police allegedly discovered blood, a hacksaw, a hatchet and other items from a waste transfer site.
It has since been revealed that Ms Walshe tried to contact her friends on the evening of her disappearance.
Creepy items discovered at waste transfer site in search of Ana Walshe
Blood, a hatchet, a hacksaw, a rug and cleaning supplies were discovered Monday in trash bags at a transfer station during the search for Ana Walshe, according to reports.
A spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey addressed the search for the garbage transfer site in a statement on Tuesday, but did not specify what was found.
“The search activity conducted north of Boston yesterday yielded a number of items which will now be processed and tested to determine if they have evidentiary value for this investigation. No details on these details will not be disclosed at this time,” spokesman David Traub said.
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What we know about the disappearance of Ana Walshe
Ana Walshe, a mother of three from Massachusetts, was supposed to have returned to Washington DC on New Year’s Day, where she works for a high-end real estate company.
But police say there’s no evidence she ever took a carpool to Boston’s Logan Airport as planned and hasn’t been seen since the early hours of January 1.
When her husband and his bosses reported her missing on January 4, a police search was launched in and around the family property in Cohasset, Massachusetts, as well as their home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington.
It later emerged that Walshe had searched the internet for ‘how to dispose of a 115-pound woman’s body,’ two law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation told CNN, and had bought for $450 worth of items including cleaning supplies, mops and nearby duct tape. Home Depot store on January 2.
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