A strange and sordid tale is coming out of Massachusetts this week as real estate executive Ana Walshe remains missing, and authorities continue to investigate the possibility that her convicted conman husband may somehow be involved.
The latest strange twist to the tale comes as the aforementioned husband failed to reveal key information regarding his whereabouts to authorities despite a court order that demands that he do so.
Blood and a damaged knife were found in the home of missing Massachusetts mother of three and real estate executive Ana Walshe, prosecutors revealed Monday in court.
Brian Walshe, 46, the missing woman’s husband, appeared in Quincy District Court after he was arrested Sunday on charges he misled investigators about his whereabouts after his 39-year-old wife’s disappearance.
“They found blood in the basement. Blood was found in the basement area, as well as a knife, which also contains some blood,” prosecutor Lynn Beland told Judge Mark Coven. “Part of the knife was damaged.”
Brian Walshe, a convicted art swindler who is on house arrest, told police he last saw his wife early New Year’s Day before she vanished.
But, even wilder…
Ana Walshe’s cellphone pinged near the family’s Cohasset home on Jan. 1st and 2nd after her husband alleges she had already left their home, the prosecutor said.
In a glaring omission, he failed to tell investigators he took a trip to Home Depot on Jan. 2 at about 4 p.m. to purchase $450 in cleaning supplies, including “mops, bucket tops…drop cloths, as well as various kinds of tape,” Beland added.
Brian Walshe has allowed investigators into his home and allowed them to search his cell phone as well, claiming that he is innocent of any wrongdoing in Ana’s disappearance.