The husband of missing Massachusetts woman, Ana Walshe, was charged with murder Monday in connection with her disappearance and presumed death.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Ana, 37, was last seen by a family member in her Cohasset apartment between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on January 1, according to Cohasset police Chief William Quigley.
According to court documents, her husband, Brian Walshe, told police that she left home on January 1 to travel to Washington, D.C., where she works. He allegedly claimed she took an Uber or Lyft from home to the airport; however, prosecutors said there is no evidence of her leaving the home that day.
“A continued investigation has now allowed police to obtain an arrest warrant to charge Brian Walsh with the murder of his wife,” Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said Monday, ABC 5 reports.
Walshe was initially arrested for hindering a missing person investigation after police said he lied about his whereabouts on New Year’s Day and the day after.
“Additional details in the investigation and the evidence in support of those charges are likely to be presented at arraignment but will not be disclosed at this time,” Morrisey added.
Evidence, so far, according to prosecutors, includes blood found in the Walshe family’s basement, a bent knife with blood on it, and security footage of Brian Walshe making a trip to a hardware store on January 2, where he purchased over $400 in cleaning supplies.
Prosecutors previously said two other pieces of evidence, including a hacksaw and a rug with blood on it, were found at a transfer station in Peabody.
Meanwhile, Ana remains missing, and the Department of Children and Families now has custody of the couple’s three children.
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[Featured image: Ana Walshe/Instagram]