Ana Walshe: Missing mom's tenants say she sold Massachusetts house a week before disappearance
COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS: Ana Walshe, a 39-year-old real estate investment manager and mother of three young boys, has been missing since New Year’s Day. However, her disappearance wasn't reported to the police until January 4. While the search continues, her husband Brian Walshe, 47, has been arrested for misleading the investigators. Brian had claimed that his wife took a ride to Boston's Logan International Airport and has disappeared since. He was arrested on January 8 and is held on $500,000 bail. Shortly after, he pleaded 'not guilty.' Now the tenants of the Walshe family have come forward and told that their house was sold abruptly in December, in just eight days.
Ana met her husband Brian in 2008, and the couple later tied the knot in Serbia in 2015 and began living together in a wealthy seaside suburb south of Boston. Brian is the son of a renowned Boston neurosurgeon. Cohasset Police were recently spotted searching behind an apartment in Swampscott. Authorities were searching for items Brian may have disposed of during his trip. Meanwhile, police have revealed that they found blood on a damaged knife in the basement of the house and that Brian had purchased $450 worth of cleaning supplies. He also allegedly searched online for “how to dispose of a 115-pound woman’s body".
Speaking to Fox News, the Walshe family's tenants called the sale of the apartment a 'complete 360'. Stating that the apartment was abruptly sold in December, one of the tenants said, "It was a complete 360 and you are just stuck in the Tornado like what do I do." The other tenant added, "Seemed like she tried to get rid of everything really fast like the sale was in 8 days."
Her longtime tenants told Fox News Digital that Walshe's behavior had changed in the months before her disappearance and was different from the friend they once considered her. They claimed she grew 'pushy' after informing them about the property sale.
According to a public incident report filed in Washington, DC, on August 2, 2014, Ana Knipp (now Walshe) had told DC Metro police that Brian, who is not named in the report but sources indicate that the suspect here is him. She allegedly made a statement over the telephone that he was going to "kill her and her friends.” The police report lists the potential offense as felony threats. However, Ana "refused to cooperate in the prosecution." Hence, the case was dropped, reports Boston 25 News. Brian was also involved in art fraud, in 2021 he pleaded guilty to wire fraud and selling two fake Andy Warhol paintings in 2016, as reported by Newsweek.
Ana Walshe's three children aged 2, 4, and 6 remain in state custody.