Brian Walshe, 46, has been arraigned on charges of misleading a police investigation in connection with the disappearance of his 39-year-old wife, Ana Walshe. Ana has not been seen since the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, and her cellphone and credit/debit cards have been inactive since that time.
Brian Walshe initially told officers that he only left the couple’s home the day after Ana disappeared. He said it was to get ice cream for his son, according to WCVB. However, surveillance footage from a Home Depot in Rockland showed him purchasing $450 worth of cleaning supplies, including mops, drop cloths, and various kinds of tape. When police searched the couple’s home, they found blood and a knife in the basement. Both of these items contained traces of blood.
The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office is leading the investigation into Ana’s disappearance, with assistance from multiple other agencies. This includes the Massachusetts Special Emergency Response Team and the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council.
Brian Walshe is currently being held on a $500,000 bond and is scheduled to return to court next month. The couple has three young children together, ages 2 to 6. The circumstances surrounding Ana’s disappearance are under investigation.
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