APR 26, 2023
A timeline of the missing Massachusetts mother Ana Walshe - Erie News Now
December 31, 2022
According to Brian Walshe's statements to police included in an affidavit, he and his wife hosted a New Year's Eve dinner at their home with a friend named Gem.
Brian and Ana Walshe went to bed shortly after the friend left around 1 or 1:30 a.m., he told investigators, the affidavit states. Ana Walshe said she had a work emergency and needed to fly to Washington for her job the next morning, he told police.
January 1, 2023
As Brian Walshe told police, in the morning Ana Walshe "got ready and kissed him goodbye and told him to go back to sleep," the affidavit states. She usually took an Uber, Lyft or Taxi to the airport and left between 6 and 7 a.m., the affidavit states.
According to prosecutors, he made a series of Google searches
on his son's iPad, including "How long before a body starts to smell," "10 ways to dispose of a dead body if you really need to," "How long for someone to be missing to inherit," and "How to clean blood from wooden floor."
He further told police a babysitter arrived in the afternoon and he left home to get groceries at about 3 p.m., the affidavit states.
He told police he then went to see his mother at about 4 p.m. in Swampscott, about an hour drive from Cohasset, but did not have his cell phone and got lost, making the trip longer than usual, the affidavit states. He said he left his mother's home within about 15 minutes of arriving to run errands for her at Whole Foods and CVS and eventually returned home to Cohasset at about 8 p.m., according to the affidavit.
Ana Walshe's cell phone pinged in the area of their Cohasset home on January 1 and 2, according to prosecutor Lynn Beland.
As Brian Walshe told investigators, he took one of his children for ice cream at a juice bar in Norwell on January 2 while the babysitter watched his two other kids, the affidavit states. Investigators confirmed this trip occurred, the affidavit states.
He went to Home Goods and purchased three rugs, prosecutors said.
Just after noon, he made several more Google searches: "Hacksaw best tool to dismember," "Can you be charged with murder without a body," and "Can you identify a body with broken teeth," according to prosecutors.
According to surveillance video, Brian Walshe traveled to a Home Depot in Rockland wearing a surgical mask and gloves and made a cash purchase, the affidavit states. There, Walshe bought $450 of cleaning supplies, including mops, a bucket, tarps, goggles, a hatchet and baking soda, according to Beland.