JAN 25, 2023
“You can probably count on one hand how many times big events have happened in this town going back to the 1960s,” explained SG, whose family owns Cohasset Pizza House. “Nothing newsworthy really happens.”
That changed in early January, when mother-of-three, Ana Walshe, went missing
. Neighbors in the tiny town describe Ana Walshe as “quiet” and Brian, her husband, as someone who “looked like a creep.”
SG confirmed Brian Walshe was a regular customer who visited the restaurant at least once a week.
“He seemed like a normal, happy, smiling dad,” SG said. “He would always come in and go out. But he was always pleasant. He was happy and that never changed.”
SG remembers at first she was “stunned” that her regular customer was arrested, believing it, “couldn’t have been him.” But after Brian appeared outside the Quincy District Courthouse
smiling, SG said she changed her mind.
“At first when I looked up at the picture, I said, ‘There’s no way. This man is nice, he’s happy, he’s normal,’” she said “Then a few days after they arrested him, when he was coming out of the police station and he had that smile on his face, that was the exact smile he had when he was coming in here everyday. So I’m sure it was just his hidden self, his little demeanor that he just showed the world. And he didn’t know when to turn it off.”
MA confirmed both Ana and Brian Walshe visited Pour Coffee and Bagel before her disappearance.
“She was always quiet,” MA recalled. “I remember seeing her walk through here once, but this was a long time ago, like months ago,” MA said. “I just remember her being quiet. He just kind of looked like a creep.”
“I haven’t really met any customers that have had relationships with either of them, which I thought was strange, because they lived in town for about two or three years,” SG said. “They didn’t seem to make any friendships while they were here.”