Ana Walshe: Search for missing Massachusetts mom continues as ground search ends with 'negative results'

Ana Walshe: Search for missing Massachusetts mom continues as ground search ends with 'negative results'
Police who are looking for Ana Walshe have focused their attention on the swimming pool behind the house (Facebook/Ana Walshe, Fox News/ Video screenshot)

COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS: Police in Massachusetts who are restlessly looking for missing mother Ana Walshe have focused their attention on the swimming pool behind the house she and her husband Brian Walshe lived in. The 39-year-old mother of three vanished early on January 1, 2023, after failing to catch a work flight to Washington DC. According to Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley, she was reported missing by her husband and employer on January 4. 

In a video taken on Saturday, January 7, detectives could be seen frantically sifting through debris that had accumulated in her home's pool after it had been drained for the search. As Daily Mail reported, a strange thing happened the day before. During a hunt at her former residence, the house caught fire with officials assembled on the property.

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Later, it was determined that the incident was not suspicious and was caused by faulty plumbing around a gas fireplace. An adult and the three children who were inside at the time sustained no injuries.

Meanwhile, on Friday, January 6, it was revealed that Ana's husband Brian, 48, pleaded guilty in US District Court in Boston in 2021 after being arrested a few years ago for selling two fake Andy Warhol paintings to a South Korean buyer for $80,000, federal prosecutors said. Walshe took the paintings from a friend and sold them on eBay, only to switch them out for fakes, as per Daily Mail.

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Divers from the state police checked a small stream and a pool but came up empty-handed, according to the authorities. The ground team from Cohasset Police and the Massachusetts State Police reportedly wrapped up at 5.15 pm. No plans exist to come back on Sunday, January 8, as per the CBS report. Three K-9 teams and the State Police Air Wing were among the resources used in the hunt on Saturday. "They received negative results for the second straight day," the cops stated.



 

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"The ground search will not resume unless police develop new information that so warrants it. Simultaneously, state police and Cohasset police detectives continue to undertake various investigative actions to determine Ms Walshe's whereabouts," a joint statement by Cohasset and state police, read, according to WCVB.



 

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If anyone has seen Walshe or has any information regarding her whereabouts, they are urged to contact the Cohasset Police Department, Detective Harrison Schmidt, at 781-383-1055 x6108 or write an email to  [email protected]

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