Authorities investigating the case of missing Cohasset mother Ana Walshe have discovered several items of potential evidence at a transfer station in Peabody, according to sources familiar with the investigation. These items include trash bags with blood, a hatchet, a hacksaw, a rug, and cleaning supplies. Additionally, state police searched a recycling center in Wareham but did not find anything related to the case.
In a statement, a spokesman for the Norfolk District Attorney’s office confirmed that items had been collected during the search, but did not provide any details about what those items were or what significance they may have to the investigation. The statement did say that the collected items will be subject to processing and testing to determine if they are of evidentiary value.
Ana Walshe, 39, was last seen alive on New Year’s Day after a dinner at her home in Cohasset with her husband and a friend. Her husband, Brian Walshe, is currently being held on $500,000 bond on a charge of misleading investigators in the case. He has pleaded not guilty. The couple’s three young sons have been taken into custody by the Department of Children and Families as the search for their mother continues.
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