He went from scamming Andy Warhol paintings to being accused of murdering his wife
Brian Walshe, a 47-year-old man, stated that after he last saw Ana Walshe, he went for ice cream with one of his children < /h2>
Brian Walshe, a 47-year-old man, told investigators that he last saw his wife, Ana Walshe, on the morning of January 1, when she left their Cohasset, Massachusetts] home to board a taxi to the airport, where she would take a flight to Washington, however, the woman never reached her destination and days later her relatives reported her missing.
Anne Walshe, a 39-year-old mother of three young children, was last seen on New Year's Day and reported missing a few days after she failed to arrive at her place of employment, at a real estate firm.
According to the first testimony of < b>Brian WalsheAfter she went to work in Washington, he spent time shopping for his mother in nearby Swampscott. A day later, on January 2, the man went to eat ice cream with one of his children.
However, Brian, who remained on probation after being convicted in a case of wire fraud for selling fraudulent paintings by Andy Warhol, was caught on security cameras at a Home Depot store, purchasing numerous cleaning supplies.
Norfolk County prosecutors found no evidence that Ana Walshe made the taxi ride, let alone that she arrived at the airport.
Furthermore, police denied any evidence that she Brian ran errands for his mom on New Year's Day. Instead, prosecutors found surveillance video from January 2 in which the husband was observed purchasing, for cash, nearly $450 worth of cleaning supplies, including mops, a bucket, and tarps.
Authorities considered Brian's statements Walshe to police were a “clear attempt to mislead and delay investigators” while buying time to clean up a scene where a crime possibly occurred.
Prosecutor Lynn Beland said in court last week that her statements “gave her time to clean up the evidence or dispose of the evidence.”
Brian he didn't even report his wife missing
It was the firm Tishman Speyer, where Ana Walshe worked, that reported her missing on January 4, after she failed to appear at the office. their usual duties.
For her part, Brian Walshe's defense attorney, Tracy Miner, said the man was the one who called the workplace to find out if they knew of Ana's whereabouts before they called the police.
The arrest of Brian Walshe for murder
This Tuesday, January 17, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey issued an arrest warrant for Brian Brian Walshe, charged with the murder of his wife Ana, whose body it has not yet been located.
There are strong indications that in 2014, Brian issued death threats against Ana and a friend, however, the matter did not go public on that occasion.
Police discovered various items at a Boston-area garbage processing facility last week as part of their investigation, authorities said, but haven't yet established whether they were related to the crime.
According to the investigation, court documents include testimony from relatives and people close to Brian Walshe, whom they accused of financial misconduct. They also described him as an angry and violent person. They also claimed that he was diagnosed as a sociopath.