CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace says an accused murderer’s admission of where he traveled when missing Massachusetts mother Ana Walshe disappeared may have led to his arrest.
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 home that day.
On Monday, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey announced that the “investigation has now allowed police to obtain an arrest warrant to charge Brian Walsh with the murder of his wife
While speaking with Fox News Digital, Grace said the defendant told police he went to his mother’s home on January 1, which led to police searching the area dumpsters, where they found evidence possibly connected to Ana’s disappearance around about 45 miles north of her home.
“He said he ‘got lost’ on the way to his mother’s house, ok?” Grace told Fox News Digital. “That led police to a trash transfer station. They went to that, I guess, trash dump…and there they find a hacksaw and a bloody rug.”
“Did that DNA match to Ana? A mother of three little boys [who are] now left alone.”
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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.
Additional 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]