'We are the authors of our lives': Ana Walshe's last note to husband Brian hours before going missing
COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS: On New Year's Eve, hours before she went missing, missing Massachusetts mother Ana Walshe penned a chilling note to her husband, Brian, in red marker on a champagne bottle box. The note reportedly reads, “Wow! 2022...What a year! And yet, we are still here and together! Let's make 2023 the best one yet! We are the authors of our lives...courage, love, perseverance, compassion, and joy. Love, Ana.”
According to The NY Post, the note was reportedly in the dining room of Walshe's Cohasset home, which seems to have been largely unused since the celebration. On the champagne box's reverse was written, "Gem Ana Brian 2023!" On New Year's Eve, Gem Mutlu, a family friend, also visited them. In an interview with WBZ-TV, Mutlu recalled their celebration, saying, “We hugged and celebrated and we toasted, just what you do over New Year's. There was a lot of looking forward to the New Year. There was no indication of anything other than celebrating the New Year, problems on hold.” Mutlu also stated that he left the party at 1.30am.
It was also reportedly revealed that earlier, Brian claimed that Walshe woke him up around 6 am, saying she had to leave for Boston's Logan International Airport because of a "work emergency" in Washington, DC and this was the last time he saw her. According to the police, Walshe did not take a taxi or board a plane that morning, but on January 1 and January 2, her phone was still pinging nearby cell towers. Later, when she was reported missing on January 4, Brian was arrested for misleading authorities about his whereabouts on those same two days and held on $500,000 bail.
Brian entered a not-guilty plea shortly afterward. Prosecutors reportedlyclaimed that during his trial, he admitted to going out on January 2 with his son to have ice cream. However, he was seen on surveillance footage buying cleaning supplies at a Rockland Home Depot.
Prosecutors also claimed that police discovered blood and a broken knife in the couple's home's basement, but it was not revealed whose blood it was. In the days preceding Walshe's disappearance, Brian allegedly performed an online search for "how to dispose of a 115-pound woman's body."