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Ana Walshe: Massachusetts mother-of-three spent Thanksgiving with mystery lover a month before her death

Ana Walshe mysteriously disappeared on January 1 and was later presumed dead
UPDATED APR 29, 2023
Brian Walshe has been charged with first-degree murder of his wife Ana Walshe (Boston 25 News video screengrab, anawalshe/Instagram)
Brian Walshe has been charged with first-degree murder of his wife Ana Walshe (Boston 25 News video screengrab, anawalshe/Instagram)

COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS: New court filings in connection to Ana Walshe's death alleged that a month before her husband allegedly murdered her, the slain Massachusetts woman went to Dublin to spend her Thanksgiving with a mystery lover. The beau who allegedly had an affair with the woman for several months remains unidentified.

The 39-year-old Cohasset native who worked as a real estate executive was reported missing on January 1 and was later presumed dead. However, Walshe's body is yet to be found. Following her mysterious disappearance, her husband Brian Walshe, 47, has been charged with first-degree murder, reported New York Post.


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Brian allegedly beat Ana to death after he found her affair

According to authorities, several pieces of evidence that bring a connection between Brian and the murder were found, including Ana's clothing and also his bizarre internet searches on his son's iPad about how to dispose of a body and how to dismember a body. According to prosecutors, after finding out about Ana's affair, Brian beat her to death and dismembered her body in the family basement. On Thursday, April 27, the accused murderer was arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court.

Ana thought Brian was going to prison

Talking to a friend, Ana told that she believed her husband was going to be imprisoned as she was concerned he would be incarcerated on art fraud charges. Days before her alleged murder, she feared his imprisonment and had plans to leave Brian and move to Washington, DC. According to the court documents, the slain woman got "uncharacteristically emotional and extremely upset" when she made the confession to her friend.

On Thursday, April 27, the defendant's attorney admitted that the accused killer's mother who suspected infidelity previously hired a private detective to keep a watch over Ana during her trip to Washington. However, the attorney allegedly stated that until Ana disappeared, her husband had no reason to suspect her. Prosecutors then counterargued saying that Brian eyed a Washington, DC, man whom he believed was Ana's love interest and he obsessively checked the man's Instagram account.

According to prosecutors, Ana's death would result in a lot of gain for Brian which includes life insurance payouts of nearly $2.7 million. However, the defense argued that Brian's family was already loaded and he did not keep the money as his motive behind and also added that the mother of three vanished of her own accord. Walshe who is scheduled to appear in court in August has pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice, misleading police, improper conveyance of a human, and murder.