Man whose wife is missing searched online how to dispose of a body, clean up blood


Ana Walshe disappeared from her Cohasset home in the first hours of the new year when the DA said her husband began scouring the internet on how to dismember a body and quickly collect an inheritance.

“Can you be charged with murder without a body?” Brian Walshe allegedly searched on Google soon after his wife disappeared and before her employer in Washington D.C. reported her missing. Police came knocking at the Walshe door Jan. 4 for a well-being check.

The grisly searches were read off by Norfolk Assistant District Attorney Lynn Beland at Brian Walshe’s arraignment Wednesday morning in Quincy District Court for the murder of Ana Walshe, 39 — the mother of the pair’s three sons — and for “dismembering” her body.

Brian Walshe, whose only spoken words at the hearing were “I do” when asked if he understood the charges against him, is being held without bail. The next scheduled court date is Feb. 9 for a status hearing to be conducted by video conferencing.

Beland said those internet searches began early in the morning of Jan. 1. That’s the day Brian told police that he had last seen his wife when they showed up at his door — only after Ana Walshe’s work reported her missing — on Jan. 4.

He told police then, according to prior police statements and Beland’s presentation at the arraignment, that she had left that morning at maybe 6 a.m. or 6:10 a.m. in an Uber or a Lyft for a flight from Logan International Airport to Reagan International Airport in D.C.


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