Anna Walshe, a 39-year-old mother of three from Massachusetts, has been missing since having dinner with her husband and a friend on New Year’s Eve. Searches for Walshe from his home area in Cohasset to other towns in the state have been unsuccessful.
On Tuesday, January 17, authorities announced that they Allegations against Anna Walsh’s husband, Brian Walsh with his murder. he has not guilty.
Walshe was there too Indicted March 30 by a Norfolk County grand jury A police investigation for confusion/obstruction of judgment, and one for improper transportation of a human body.
Although the police have found some physical evidence that they are investigating, Anna Walshe herself has not been found. Here’s what we know so far.
Who is Anna Walshe?
Anna Walsh’s friend, Alyssa Kirby, His description “As a loving wife and mother, she always said, ‘Three beautiful boys.'”
The Walshe family lives in Cohasset, about 45 minutes down the coast from Boston, but Anna Walshe spends several weeks in Washington, D.C. for her job as a real estate investment manager. CBS Boston reports. The family owned a car and townhouse in Washington, police said.
Besides being busy with work, friends say Anna Walshe was an active member of the Newton-based organization for immigrants to America called the Skye International Center.
The Walshes have three sons, ages 2, 4 and 6 Now in custody State Department of Children and Family.
When did Anna Walshe disappear?
Anna Walshe was reported missing on January 4. Police Chief William Quigley said at a news conference that it was “reported simultaneously” by her husband Brian and employees at his Washington, D.C. workplace.
“Officially we found out (Wednesday) that she was missing. We suspected that something might happen on Tuesday,” said her friend Alyssa Kirby, who lives in Washington. told CBS Boston.
According to police, Anna Walshe was last seen at her home on January 1. Her husband said she took a rideshare to Boston’s Logan International Airport to go to Washington, D.C., but there is no evidence she boarded the plane. Quigley said they could not confirm when he was picked up by the car.
Brian Walsh said he didn’t see his wife leave the house because she was asleep at the time, Quigley said. Another family member saw him at home around 4 or 5 a.m., Quigley said, though he did not specify which family member.
“We’re not exactly sure” why there was a gap between when Anna Walshe was last seen and when she was reported missing, Quigley said. “It seems like it’s a situation where … he works in DC and it’s not unusual for him to work long hours and not be in direct contact with home. That’s what it seems.”
Who is Anna Walsh’s husband and why was Brian Walsh arrested?
Brian Walshe, husband of Anna Walsh, was under house arrest At the time of his disappearance, the reason is one Federal Conviction Involves a plan to sell fake Andy Warhol paintings. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud, interstate transportation for scheme to defraud, and possession of converted goods and unlawful financial transactions, CBS Boston reported.
Patriot Ledger photo by Cohasset Police and Greg Derr/AP, Poole
Station reports his house arrest bracelet It was not equipped with GPS tracking And she had a concession that allowed her to take the couple’s three sons to school. Quigley said at his press conference that the charges are unrelated to Walsh’s disappearance.
Police initially said Brian Walshe was cooperating with their investigation into his wife’s disappearance, but on Jan. 8, he was charged with misleading investigators.
The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office announced the arrest in January, saying that during the investigation, police “developed probable cause to believe that … Brian Walsh committed the crime of misleading police investigators.” He pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held on $500,000 bond. According to CBS Boston.
On January 17, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey announced that authorities wanted to charge Brian Walshe with his wife’s murder
Brian Walshe was there The sentence was handed down the next day to murder and other charges, and entered pleas of not guilty. He has been ordered held without bail.
He was booked on charges of obstructing police investigation/obstruction of justice, and improper transportation of human remains. in march.
What did the investigation into the disappearance of Anna Walshe find?
The investigation revealed information about Brian Walsh’s movements before and after his wife was last seen.
Prosecutors said in an April hearing that Brian Walshe became suspicious in December 2022 that his wife was having an affair. His mother was Hire a private investigator In Washington, D.C., where Anna Walsh was working at the time, “conducted surveillance on Anna for the purpose of establishing credibility,” investigators said.
According to court documents from the defendant in JanuarySecurity camera footage shows Walshe wearing a disposable mask and gloves at a home improvement store to purchase $450 in cleaning supplies, including tarps and buckets, on Jan. 2 — two days before Anna Walshe disappeared but a day after she was last seen.
Brian Walshe told police he went to a supermarket and a pharmacy, but there is no evidence he was in either store, Assistant Norfolk District Attorney Lynn Beland said at the hearing.
Another surveillance video Met him at a juice bar on the same day, and the video footage was reviewed by CBS Boston’s investigative team show Brian Walshe by the liquor store dumpster in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Sources told CBS Boston that no physical evidence was found.
Physical evidence was found at multiple other locations, including the couple’s Cohasset home and backyard woods. A broken knife and blood were found in the basement of the home. According to CBS BostonBut whose blood it was could not be ascertained.
Investigators also found Trash bags with blood, a hatchet, a hacksaw, a rug and used cleaning supplies at a transfer station in Peabody, Massachusetts, Sources told the CBS Boston investigative team. Peabody is about 46 miles from Cohasset.
Sources told the CBS Boston investigative team that Brian Walsh’s car had been impounded and showed signs of being recently cleaned.
CBS Boston also reports Investigators are reviewing an August 2014 incident in which Anna Walshe, who was not yet married to Brian, claimed someone threatened to kill her and her friends. In a report seen by a Washington, D.C. police station, she claims threats came from Brian Walsh over the phone, but no charges were filed after he refused to cooperate with the investigation.