Bloody knife and 'cleaning supplies' found inside missing Massachusetts mom Ana Walshe's home
COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS: Facing charges for "misleading" investigators about her missing wife Ana Walshe, the 46-year-old, Brian Walshe appeared in Quincy District Court with a smile on his face. Meanwhile, police have revealed that they found blood on a damaged knife in the basement of the house and that Walshe had purchased $450 worth of cleansing products.
His wife Ana, 39, a realtor and a mother of three vanished on New Year's Day. She was allegedly heading to Logan International airport in Boston to catch a work flight to Washington D.C. Her husband claimed he had been sleeping when she took the Uber to the airport.
The 46-year-old had allegedly told officers that he had left the house to take his son for ice cream when her wife disappeared. The prosecutors, on Monday, said that Walshe's claim of buying ice cream was a lie as he had actually been buying $450 worth of cleansing materials from a home depot, the New York Times reported.
Walshe is also accused of lying to police about his wife's whereabouts at a time when prosecutors believe he may have been getting rid of the evidence.
The evidence has been recovered following a search of Brian's home after investigators got a search warrant. The investigators have also removed a Volvo SUV from the home for more clues, as per the Daily Mail.
Walshe is being held at a $500000 bail bond. The cameras have recorded him buying cleaning supplies like taps, mops, buckets, cloths, and various kinds of tapes. The footage hasn't been released yet and is likely a part of the investigation.
The Quincy District Court prosecutors said that Walshe’s statements, including the one where he is claiming that he didn’t leave the house, delayed the investigation. Court documents, as seen by an outlet show that he was wearing a black surgical mask, and blue surgical gloves, and made a cash purchase in the store.
Ana's phone also pinged near her house on January 1 and 2 as per investigators, despite Brian claiming she left the property on New Years' eve. Her friends said Ana's disappearance is out of character, as she would never abandon her three young sons, the outlet mentioned. Brian also left a voicemail for his wife's friend claiming that he was reaching out to everybody as he wasn't in touch with Ana for a few days.
Notably, Ana's phone pinged near her house on January 1 and 2 as per investigators, despite Brian claiming she left the property on New Years' eve. Her friends said Ana's disappearance is out of character, as she would never abandon her three young sons, the outlet mentioned. Brian also left a voicemail for his wife's friend claiming that he was reaching out to everybody as he wasn't in touch with Ana for a few days.
In a statement, Norfolk County DA's office said: "Police developed probable cause to believe that Ana Walshe's husband, Brian Walshe, had committed the crime of misleading police investigators."Authorities initially said that Walshe was cooperating with the investigation before his sudden arrest on Sunday.
Surprisingly, Walshe was charged with fraud after allegedly selling two fake Andy Warhol paintings for $80,000 in 2016, which means he was on house arrest pending his sentencing in federal court.