A warrant for arrest charging Brian Walshe with murder was issued on Tuesday following the case of his spouse Ana Walshe, a Massachusetts mother of three who has disappeared since start of the season began, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey announced.
Walshe 47, who was found not guilty last week to deceiving investigators regarding his actions at the time that his wife was reported missing. He is currently being held in the Norfolk County House of Corrections and will be transferred for arraignment at Quincy District Court to be charged with murder next Wednesday afternoon, Morrissey said.
“Additional details in the investigation and the evidence in support of those charges are likely to be presented at arraignment but will not be disclosed at this time,” the prosecutor added.
Brian Walshe’s attorney did not respond to requests for comment.
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The warrant for arrest comes around 2 weeks following the time that Ana Walshe had been found missing by her employer and prompted police to conduct an extensive search to find her location.
Police have discovered possible shocking evidence: the blood and an abrasive knife discovered in the cellar at the house of their Cohasset home as per prosecutors’ reports; Brian Walshe’s web logs displaying searches on how to cut up and dispose of an unidentified body, as per sources in law enforcement including a hacksaw as well as apparent bloodstains on a trash collection location according to law enforcement sources.
According to the police report they found that the last time he saw his wife was on January 1, after they left the Cohasset home on a taxi or rideshare to go to the airport to catch the flight towards Washington, DC for her real estate work. He claimed he did the errands of his mother in the nearby town of Swampscott the following day, and then enjoyed an ice cream treat together with one of the kids later in the day.
But, the prosecutors claimed they could not prove Ana Walshe sought a ride or made it to an airport. And in an affidavit to a crime, the police claimed it was not clear to suggest that he did errands for her mother during New Year’s Day. Prosecutors have found surveillance footage of Brian Walshe in a Home Depot buying $450 of cleaning products such as buckets, mops, and tarps in cash on the 2nd of January.
The document describes Brian Walshe’s remarks to police as an “clear attempt to mislead and delay investigators.” Prosecutor Lynn Beland said in court this week that his remarks “allowed him time to either clean up evidence (or) dispose of evidence.”
The Chief William Quigley reports that the Cohasset Police Department is seeking the help of the public to locate an individual who has gone missing. The person has been missing since the morning on January. 1. Ana Walshe, age 39 was last seen in her residence in Cohasset just past midnight New Year’s Day.
Her employer, Tishman Speyer, reported her missing on the 4th of January after she didn’t show up to work. According Brian Walshe’s lawyer Tracy Miner, he called her employer to inquire whether they were aware of her location prior to the workplace’s notification to the police. Miner added that the client “has been incredibly cooperative.”
Pamela Bardhi, who previously worked with Ana Walshe, admitted to feeling angry Tuesday evening , but also relief knowing there were improvements in the case as well as steps towards accountability.
“I was praying for the best but preparing for the worst,” Bardhi stated. “Since the first day I noticed that she was absence on social media, and people were sharing, and I felt this terrible feeling in my stomach and I prayed I was not right. I prayed to God that this wasn’t the case. Now, we’re discovering that just a few hours ago that there was the possibility of a murder case.”
Brian Walshe was a victim of numerous legal problems
The murder warrant is the latest in the tumultuous legal concerns regarding Brian Walshe.
Then, in the year 2021, He was found guilty to three federal fraud convictions in connection with a scheme to market fake Andy Warhol art works on the internet. He’s been placed under home arrest and monitored since the time of his plea as part of the pre-sentence requirements.
In the year 2018 his father was diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Thomas Walshe died, that led to a long legal dispute over his estate. In court papers, people close to the family have accused Brian Walshe of financial misconduct They they described him as a violent and violent individual and claimed the doctor had diagnosed him as sociopath.
“He had a severe falling out with his son,” Andrew Walshe, the executor of the estate stated about the Dr. Walshe’s relationship to Brian. “Brian had ran off with a significant amount of his money; he had had almost zero contact with Brian R. Walshe over the last ten plus years.”
In addition, Ana Walshe informed police that someone had was threatening with the threat to “kill (her) and her friend,” according to an incident report CNN obtained from the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department. A spokesperson from police confirmed Brian Walshe was the person responsible for the incident.
The report was submitted through Ana Walshe – then Ana Knipp at the time she was in DC. The case was closed due to the victim’s refusal not to help the police, a spokesperson stated.
The three children of the couple aged between the ages 2 and 6 are under the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families A spokesperson for the department said.