Brian Walshe, the husband of Ana Walshe, has been charged with dismembering his wife with a hacksaw and disposing of her remains.
COHASSET, Mass. — Brian Walshe, the husband of Ana Walshe, has been charged with dismembering his wife with a hacksaw and disposing of her remains
after using his son’s iPad to Google the best ways to get rid of a body, according to prosecutors.
Ana Walshe, a 39-year-old mother from Cohasset
, vanished on New Year’s Day. In the days after her disappearance, Brian allegedly went online and made a slew of incriminating internet searches
, including “10 ways to dispose of a dead body if you really need to.”
One day before Brian faced a judge on a charge of murder
, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey announced that investigators had obtained an arrest warrant for him for the murder of Ana. He was previously charged with misleading an investigation
into her disappearance and has been held in jail since then.
Items linked to Ana’s disappearance were said to be found during a search of a transfer station in Peabody
, including towels, rags, slippers, tape, a Tyvek suit, gloves, cleaning agents, carpets, rugs, Hunter boots, a Prada purse, a COVID 19 vaccine card in the name of Ana Walshe, a hacksaw, a hatchet and some cutting shears, according to prosecutors
Brian Walshe told police Ana was supposed to take a rideshare to Logan Airport on New Year’s Day to fly to Washington, D.C., where she owns a home. Police said there is no evidence Ana got into a rideshare or that she boarded any flights.
A Cohasset Police log indicates that Ana’s employer, Tishman Speyer, contacted the police
before Brian Walshe.