The map shows the timeline from the last sighting to the husband’s arrest
As investigators continue their search for Ana Walshe, a Cohasset, Massachusetts woman who went missing earlier this month, her husband Brian Walshe was recently arrested.
The Norfolk County Attorney’s Office said last weekend that officers from the Cohasset Police Department and Massachusetts State Police arrested Brian Walshe on charges of “misleading a police investigation.”
The arrest came several days after Ana Walshe was last seen on January 1, police said. news week has compiled a list of important dates and information related to the investigation.
Ana Walshe’s timeline
Ana Walshe was last seen on January 1, according to Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley.
A criminal complaint obtained by WBZ-TV in Boston says Brian Walshe informed investigators that his wife said she was having a “work emergency” and was taking a flight to Washington DC
Brian Walshe also reportedly said his wife either called an Uber or Lyft to take her to the airport; However, in his recent court appearance, prosecutors said there was no record of any ridesharing service being used.
During his court appearance this week, prosecutors said Brian Walshe previously told investigators he took his son to get ice cream on Jan. 2; However, surveillance footage showed he was at a local hardware store instead.
“Surveillance checked during the investigation showed that the accused [Brian Walshe] In fact, on January 2nd, sometime after four o’clock, he went to the Home Depot… He was being monitored at the time and purchased about $450 worth of cleaning supplies. This includes mops, buckets, tarps, Tyvek cloths, as well as various types of duct tape,” prosecutor Lynn Beland said in court.
According to WBZ-TV, Ana Walshe’s staff in Washington DC first told authorities they hadn’t heard from the 39-year-old for several days. During his court appearance, an attorney for Brian Walshe said he had informed his wife’s employer that he had not heard from her.
On January 5, the Cohasset Police Department first released news of Ana Walshe’s disappearance to the public and asked for their assistance in their search.
“Walshe stands 5’2″ and weighs 115 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and an olive complexion. It is believed that she speaks with an Eastern European accent,” police said.
The Cohasset Police Department said in a Facebook post Jan. 7 that a “ground search” for evidence related to Ana Walshe’s “disappearance” had been completed.
According to the Post, investigators searched wooded areas near Walshe’s home, as well as a small stream and pond nearby. Both returned negative results, police said.
Brian Walshe was arrested on January 8 for misleading a police investigation, Norfolk prosecutors said. In a statement, prosecutors said that while the investigation is ongoing, officers have reason to believe Brian Walshe made comments that misled their search for his wife.
On January 9, Brian Walshe appeared in court and prosecutors unveiled new evidence about the timing of events. In addition to releasing information related to his alleged trip to the Home Depot on Jan. 2, prosecutors also said blood and a bloodied knife were found in the basement of the Walshe residence.
On January 10, WBZ-TV’s investigative team, citing anonymous law enforcement sources, reported that additional evidence, including a hatchet and bags of blood, was found at a garbage transfer station.
A spokesman for the Norfolk Attorney’s Office told WBZ-TV: “Search activities conducted north of Boston yesterday resulted in the collection of a number of items which are now being processed and tested to determine if they are relevant to this investigation by are probative. No details on these items will be released at this time.”
news week contacted the Norfolk Attorney’s Office for comment on the reported discovery.
https://www.newsweek.com/ana-walshe-update-map-shows-timeline-last-sighting-husband-arrest-1773117 The map shows the timeline from the last sighting to the husband’s arrest