Still Missing MA - Ana Walshe, 39, allegedly left home, may have been dismembered, Cohasset, Jan 2023 *husband indicted* #4

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COHASSET — Chief William Quigley reports that the Cohasset Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing resident who was last seen in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.

Ana Walshe, age 39, was last seen at her home in Cohasset shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day.

Walshe stands 5’2″ and weighs 115 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and has an olive complexion. It is believed that she speaks with an Eastern European accent.

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 email hschmidt@cohassetpolice.com.



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Last seen by whom? Where would Ana go? Her Linkedin profile shows that her place of employment is in Washington DC. Was she visiting family for the holidays in Cohasset, MA?

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Brian stated Ana left the house at 6 or 6:10am on January 1st. Her phone was pinged and it was found to be at her home on Jan 1, but turned off on January 2nd at 3:14Am. Brian stated Ana was wearing a black dress, hunter boots, watch, necklace and ring and carrying a Prada purse.
January 1st, using his son's ipad, some of the searches were listed in court:
4:55AM-How long before a body starts to smell
4:58AM-How to stop a body from decomposing
5:20AM-How to mound a body
5:47AM-10 ways to dispose of a body if you really need to
6:25AM-How long for someone to be missing to inherit
6:34AM-Can you throw away body parts
9:29AM-What does formaldehyde do
9:34AM-How long does DNA last
9:59AM-Can identification on partial remains be made
11:34AM-Dismemberment and the best ways to dispose of a body
11:44AM-How to clean blood from a wooden floor
11:56AM-Luminol to detect blood
1:08PM-What happens when you put body parts in ammonia
1:21PM-Is it better to throw crime scene clothes away or wash them

On January 2nd he went to Home Goods and purchased 3 rugs.

More google searches on January 2nd
12:45PM-Hacksaw best tool to dismember
1:10PM-Can you be charged with murder without a body
1:14PM-Can you identify a body with broken teeth
that same day he was seen on security video at Home Depot in Rockland buying cleaning supplies, mops, brushes, tape, tarp, a tyvek suit with boots, buckets, goggles, baking soda and a hatchet. at 5:32PM he was seen at some street in Hingham.

January 3rd

By tracking his phone, at 4:27PM he was at an apt complex in Abington. Surveilance photos showed his car and a man fitting his description exit the car near a dumpster. He leans in with a garbage bag which appears to be heavy as he had to heft the bag in. At 4:48PM he hit another complex in Abington to dispose of another bag. And his phone showed him in Brockton at a third complex at 5:10PM. Video again showed him discarding bags at that dumpster in Brockton.

more google searches that day
1:10PM-what happens to hair on a dead body
1:13PM-what is the rate of decomposition of a body found in plastic bag compared to on a surface in the woods
1:20PM-can baking soda make a body smell good

January 4th
Brian went to Home Goods and TJMaxx and purchased towels, bath mats, men's clothing. At 4:15PM he went to Lowes and purchased squeegies and a trash can. That was the day officers went to Ana's to do a well check. They observed his car with seats down and a plastic liner in the back of the car. The next day, the liner was gone and car was freshly vacuumed. Blood was found in the car which matched, through DNA, Ana.
January 5th
His phone showed he travelled to his mothers in Swampscott at 9:34AM and he went to the dumpster on that property.

 
January 8th
LE search the Cohasset home. Found blood and two knives in the basement, one knife was damaged. There had been no activity on Ana's cards since her last activity before January 1st. LE attempted to get the bags from Abington complex dumpster, but they had already been picked up and taken to a location to be shredded and incinerated. By the time LE got to the location, the contents of the dumpster had been incinerated. LE were able to get the contents of the dumpster from Swampscott which were taken to Peabody. 10 trash bags were recovered at the Peabody transfer station. The bags were stained with blood, as Beland said "a lot". In the bags were towels, rags, slippers, tape, tyvek suit, gloves, cleaning agents, carpets, gloves, hunter boots, Prada purse, Ana's covid card, hacksaw, hatchet and some cutting shears. The purse and boots fit the description of what Ana was last wearing. A portion of the rug was heavily stained with red/brown stains and baking soda. A piece of a necklace that looked like the necklace Ana has been seen wearing. DNA matches were as follows:
Slippers-Brian and Ana's DNA
Tyvek suit-interior cuffs Brian and Ana, exterior left pant leg Ana, interior right sleeve Ana. And tissues on the suit that matched Ana.

And then the added search on December 27th, what's the best state to divorce for a man. "Rather than divorce, it is believed that Brian Walshe dismembered Ana Walshe and discarded her body". ( I had previously stated Ana had done the divorce search, but it was Brian that had made that search on google)
 
I just want to stress that the prosecutor clearly said the searches listed in the arraignment were "some" of his search history. That means there is more and I can only imagine what else might be in his search history.
 
@Charlot123 You asked in the previous thread about why isn't he also being charged for violating the terms of his house arrest....they actually addressed this at his previous hearing. Those are violations of his federal charges and will be addressed by that other court, if I understood correctly. They aren't even listing all the places he went that he wasn't authorized to go, just yet, and will let the other court take it up.
 
I just want to stress that the prosecutor clearly said the searches listed in the arraignment were "some" of his search history. That means there is more and I can only imagine what else might be in his search history.

Could you possibly cut and paste your transcript & summary of the hearing in this thread? I think both posts are very useful.
 
Pulling this quote from the previous thread:
Alternately, could it be Ana who threatened divorce, perhaps repeatedly in recent months or years. It appears she was trying to consolidate properties/assets in an apparent effort to move her family, minus Brian, to DC, possibly in fear for her family’s safety. Brian the loser refused to relinquish what he stood to lose in divorce when he stood to gain the proceeds of jointly held assets and life insurance if Ana went permanently missing.

Per the above - absolutely. I don't see that BW wanted to divorce AW & then got enraged when she said she didn't want to do this - that makes 0 sense. If anything, I strongly suspect that she wanted to split up with him. And, he got angry at this suggestion because he knew he would lose a lot of $ in the divorce & he also didn't want to lose access to his kids, etc. In addition, he was probably enraged at the idea of his wife divorcing him since everyone (i.e. their friends/acquaintances) would know that she left him & he didn't want to "lose face", etc. Conversely, while most reasonable people under these circumstances would be upset - they would eventually move on (or at least try to).

Going along with this, I also wanted to completely & respectfully disagree with anyone who thinks that AW wanted to stay in the marriage. Actions speak louder than words. And, no matter what kind of "front" she may have been presenting to family/friends (if she was acting like she wanted to stay in the marriage) - look at what she was actually doing in the month(s) leading up to her disappearance:

1) Selling off assets in order to have accessible $.
2) Taking a job in D.C.; buying a place in D.C.; and then taking steps to move her children there.
3) Coming back to MA occasionally; but, at the same time fully realizing that BW was unable to leave the state due to his legal issues. So, obviously he couldn't join her in D.C. - even if he wanted to.

All of this points to her wanting to distance herself from BW - both physically & possibly emotionally as well. I honestly can't see how anyone can draw any other conclusion re: these actions - especially when taken collectively.
 
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January 1:

  • How long before a body starts to smell?
  • How to stop a body from decomposing.
  • Ten ways to dispose of a dead body if you really need to
  • How long for someone to be missing to inherit.
  • Can you throw away body parts?
  • What does formaldehyde do?
  • How long does DNA last?
  • Can identification be made on partial remains?
  • Dismemberment and the best ways to dispose of a body.
  • How to clean blood from wooden floor.
  • Luminol to detect blood.
  • What happens when you put body parts in ammonia?
January 2:

  • Hacksaw best tool to dismember.
  • Can you be charged with murder without a body?
  • Can you identify a body with broken teeth?
January 3:

  • What happens to hair on a dead body?
  • What is the rate of decomposition of a body found in a plastic bag compared to on a surface in the woods?
  • Can baking soda mask or make a body smell good?
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Pulling this quote from the previous thread:


Per the above - absolutely. I don't see that BW wanted to divorce AW & then got enraged when she said she didn't want to do this - that makes 0 sense. If anything, I strongly suspect that she wanted to split up with him. And, he got angry at this suggestion because he knew he would lose a lot of $ in the divorce & he also didn't want to lose access to his kids, etc. In addition, he was probably enraged at the idea of his wife divorcing him since everyone (i.e. their friends/acquaintances) would know that she left him, etc. & he didn't want to "lose face", etc. Conversely, while most reasonable people under these circumstances would be upset - they would eventually move on (or at least try to).

Going along with this, I also wanted to completely & respectfully disagree with anyone who thinks that AW wanted to stay in the marriage. Actions speak louder than words. And, no matter what kind of "front" she may have been presenting to family/friends (if she was acting like she wanted to stay in the marriage) - look at what she was actually doing in the month(s) leading up to her disappearance:

-Selling off assets in order to have accessible $.
-Taking a job in D.C.; buying a place in D.C.; and then taking steps to move her children there.
-Coming back to MA occasionally; but, at the same time fully realizing that BW was unable to leave the state due to his legal issues. So, obviously he couldn't join her in D.C. - even if he wanted to.

All of this points to her wanting to distance herself from BW - both physically & possibly emotionally as well. I honestly can't draw any other conclusion re: these actions.
That's true too. I just don't know why he would search about divorce unless he intended to make that move.
 
That's true too. I just don't know why he would search about divorce unless he intended to make that move.

Unless - they did say that the search was something like "best state to divorce for a man" - so if that was him doing the searches maybe he was gathering info on what could happen if she made the move to divorce him. Possibly he was wondering how bad that could be for him whether she filed in DC or MA or somewhere else.

I presume they know where she was on December 27th and whether she physically could have used the son's iPad to search, or whether it had to be BW doing those searches.
 
Unless - they did say that the search was something like "best state to divorce for a man" - so if that was him doing the searches maybe he was gathering info on what could happen if she made the move to divorce him. Possibly he was wondering how bad that could be for him whether she filed in DC or MA or somewhere else.

I presume they know where she was on December 27th and whether she physically could have used the son's iPad to search, or whether it had to be BW doing those searches.
I came here to say the same thing. He was trying to figure out how he'd come out ahead.

This is all disgusting. <modsnip>

Those poor boys.
 
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