Brian Walshe Allegedly Googled ’10 Ways To Dispose Of A Body’ Before Wife’s Disappearance
Ana Walshe, 39, who has been missing since New Year’s Day, has yet to be found – and her husband has been accused of her murder.
Brian Walshe, 47, Ana’s husband, has been charged with her murder, though the police have yet to locate her body.
IN MEMORIAM 2022: 100 GREAT CELEBRITIES WHO DIED IN 2022
While pursuing a murder charge without finding a body is atypical, there have been 500 “no-body” that have made it to trial between 1800 and 2020
Prosecutors on the Walshe case feel that the forensic evidence they have amassed in addition to their digital and circumstantial evidence will be enough to prosecute Brian on the counts of assaulting and beating his wife with intent to murder and moving her body or remains.
While presenting evidence against Brian, prosecutors exposed a damning Google history, further casting suspicion onto the husband of Massachusetts mother of three Ana.
According to prosecutors, Brian made 20 gruesome internet searches the morning of January 1, the same morning he reported his wife missing, just several hours after she was last seen by a person outside of the family.
The couple had hosted a New Year’s Eve party that night, with guests leaving at around 1:30 a.m.
According to Brian’s affidavit, Ana told him that she had a work emergency and she needed to fly out to Washington D.C. that morning. He alleges that a ride-share picked her up that morning, and that is the last time he saw her.
He claims that on January 2 he only left the house to take his son out for ice cream, though credit card statements and witness testimony affirm that he was actually at Home Depot, in a mask and surgical gloves, buying $450 worth of cleaning supplies.
Prosecutors alleged that the morning of Ana’s disappearance Brian had internet searched several questions surrounding the disposal and dismemberment of a body.
At 5:47 a.m. he searched “10 ways to dispose of a body if you really need to.” His search history suggests that he may have dismembered Ana, with one particular search being “Can you throw away body parts” at 6:34 a.m, followed several hours later with “Dismemberment and the best ways to dispose of a body,” at 11:33 am, and “How to clean blood from a wooden floor” at 11:44 a.m.
Brian’s cellular data history shows he traveled to several apartment complexes in nearby towns, and surveillance footage shows a man fitting his description and driving his Volvo dumping trash bags into several of the dumpsters. One of these dumpsters was near his mother’s apartment complex, inside which detectives uncovered physical evidence of a crime.
Ten of the trash bags found at garbage collection stations were found to contain apparent bloodstains, a hatchet, a hacksaw, rags, gloves and a hazmat suit.
Detectives uncovered Ana’s Covid-19 vaccination card, a Prada purse she owned and a piece of a necklace consistent with one she is seen wearing in photos.
Ana’s DNA was found on multiple bloody items found in the bags.
Prosecutors allege that after a search of the Walshe residence, blood stains and a bloody knife were uncovered.
A possible motive for the suspect is that he wished to inherit Ana’s property portfolio, which is estimated to be worth $2.8 million.
She had amassed eight properties since 2018 in Washington D.C., Massachusetts and Maryland – four of which she had sold before her disappearance and four of which she owned at the time of her disappearance.
At 6:25 a.m. the morning of Ana’s disappearance, Brian searched “How long for someone to be missing to inherit?”
Ana was also the breadwinner of the household and supported Brian and their three sons working as a property manager for the real estate agency Tishman Speyer.
Brian has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Get the most-revealing celebrity conversations with the uInterview podcast!