Prosecutors revealed on Wednesday that Brian Walshe, shortly before his wife Anna mysteriously disappeared, searched online what the “best situation for divorce” was for men.
The 47-year-old Massachusetts father who has been charged with murder in his wife’s disappearance allegedly took several disturbing photos from his young son’s iPad before and after he claimed Ana had disappeared from home on New Year’s Day. Find out.
Prosecutors revealed at Walshe’s plea in Quincy District Court on Wednesday that they had looked at “what is the best situation for a man to file for a divorce?” On 27 December – a few days before Ana went missing.
“Instead of a divorce, it is believed that Brian Walsh dismembered Anna Walsh and abandoned her body,” Assistant District Attorney Lynn Beland said during the hearing.
Beland claimed the father of three also used the iPad to Google “How long before body odor starts?” and “How to stop a body from decomposing?”
He reportedly searched for “how long to lose someone to inherit”.
Walshe – who also faces a charge of improper transportation of a body in connection with his missing wife – was ordered held without bail on Wednesday.
Ana, 39, was first reported missing on January 4 by her employer, the luxury real estate group Tishman Spear. Walshe, who was later arrested on charges of obstructing a police search, told police that he had last seen Anna in the early hours of New Year’s Day when she allegedly left for a “work emergency”. She had left her Cohasset home for
Even during Wednesday’s hearing, it was not clear whether the law enforcement agencies have found Ana’s body or not.
Investigators realized there were holes in Walshe’s story and arrested him on January 8 on charges of misleading investigators in their search for his wife. Days earlier, on January 2, Brian had bought $450 worth of cleaning supplies from Home Depot – and searched online for how to dispose of the body.
Authorities search for Ana and make gruesome discoveries in the basement of the Walshe family home, including blood and a knife. They also uncovered a hacksaw, hatchet and carpet at a Peabody trash transfer site located a little more than an hour from the couple’s home.
At the time of Ana’s disappearance, Walsh was already under house arrest for selling two fake Andy Warhol paintings to an eBay buyer for $80,000, but had not yet been sentenced.
In a letter to the judge seeking a lenient sentence, Anna wrote that Walshe “had been taught to lie and hide … a deep sense of shame controlled his life.” During his legal crisis, she supported him commuting to and from Washington, D.C. for work.