Investigators Widen Ana Walshe Search To North Shore After Husband Charged

Brian Walshe is led into Quincy District court on Monday.Photo: James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio

PEABODY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Investigators in the case of missing woman Cohasset woman Ana Walshe have extended their search to the North Shore, where they found troubling new evidence according to the WBZ-TV I-Team. Sources told the station that they had found bloody trash bags, a hacksaw, and a hatchet.

Police were seen searching a dumpster at a Peabody waste transfer station off of Route 1. The Norfolk County D.A's office said the case is now a "suspicious disappearance" investigation.

Brian Walshe — the husband of Ana Walshe who is facing charges of misleading police — had told police that he visited his mother in Swampscott on New Year's Day, but that it took more time than usual because he got lost.

Ana Walshe hasn't been seen since early New Year's Day.

During Walshe's arraignment on Monday, prosecutors said they had found some disturbing evidence in the Walshe home, including a bloody knife in the basement. Prosecutors also said Walshe had lied to police about his whereabouts on Jan. 2. Walshe allegedly told police that he had taken his kids out for ice cream, when he was actually buying hundreds of dollars worth of cleaning supplies at Home Depot.

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