Massachusetts cops have found blood, a hatchet, hack saw, rug and used cleaning products in the search of a DC realtor declared missing on January 4
Some of the items are from the basement of the home in Cohasset, Massachusetts shared by Ana Walshe, her husband Brian Walshe and their three young sons
More items were recovered after digging through thrash in Peabody, near Brian Walshe’s mother’s home
Sources said officers found the evidence in dumpster, also serving as compactor
Cops also found a knife in his basement with blood on it as well as on the floor
Walshe was caught by cameras at Home Depot spending $450 on cleaning products
Brian Walshe is the only suspect in the disappearance of his 39-year-old wife, Ana Walshe
Walshe searched the internet for ‘how to dispose of a 115-pound woman’s body’
The search for Ana was elevated to a homicide after cops discovered her husband googled how to dispose of a body
The suspect was arraigned in court on Monday where he was held on $500,000 cash bond after pleading not guilty to misleading police in their investigation
Police in Massachusetts have found blood, a hatchet, a hack saw, a rug and used cleaning supplies in the search for a missing Washington DC realtor and mother-of-three, Ana Walshe, nine days after she vanished..
Sources told local station WBZ that officers found the evidence at a recycling facility in Peabody, near the home of missing woman’s mother-in-law.
Brian Walshe is regarded as the prime suspect in the circumstances leading to his wife’s disappearance.
The items were reportedly found at a dumpster station, which also serves as a compactor, not far from his mother’s apartment in Swampscott, 14 miles north of Boston.
These discoveries comes after it was revealed Walshe had searched the internet for ‘how to dispose of a 115-pound woman’s body’.
Cops also found a knife in the basement of the family home with blood on it as well as on the floor, adding that Walshe spent $450 in Home Depot on cleaning products a day after his wife was last seen.
Walshe appeared in court on Monday where he pled not guilty to misleading cops during the search for Ana.
The Norfolk County District Attorney’s office has confirmed that a ‘number of items’ were recovered from the Peabody transfer station after they sifted through the trash for hours.
As per the statement from the DA’s office: ‘Search activity conducted north of Boston yesterday resulted in a number of items being collected which will now be subject to processing and testing to determine if they are of evidentiary value to this investigation.’
Police were also seen in the parking lot of an apartment complex where Walshe’s mother lives, with dumpsters being hauled away with a police escort to the transfer station in Peabody to be searched.
It comes after Ana Walshe’s mother, speaking from Serbia, revealed that her daughter begged her to fly to the US a week before she vanished on New Year’s Day.
The real estate executive, 39, asked her mother, Milanka Lujubicic on Christmas Day to catch a flight from Serbia to Washington DC to arrive on December 26.
Ljubicic, 69, said the sudden plea to get together over the holidays made her think there were ‘some problems’ in her daughter’s life.
The search is on for Ana Walshe who was last seen on January 1. Shed was reported missing 4 days after she failed to catch a flight to Washington DC to report for work at a major DC based realty company.
Her husband Brian Walshe has been charged with ‘misleading’ police in regards to the investigation.
Police have been searching for the missing mother, and were Monday night seen digging through the trash searching for evidence days after raiding the family home in Cohasset.
Ana’s mother Ljubicic told Fox News Digital: ‘She just said, ”Please, mama. Come tomorrow”. Clearly, there must have been some problems.
‘And now I can’t forgive myself for not just letting things fall where they may, and just go, and whatever happens to me, happens.’
Officers in protective suits and police dogs were at the facility in Newbury Street in Peabody, though it is unclear exactly what was found.
Norfolk DA’s office added: ‘The processing of the home may be completed as soon as today or tomorrow.
‘There is no anticipated change or adjustment of the charges in place in this matter at this time.’
It comes after Walshe told investigators that he visited his mother’s house in nearby Swampscott on New Year’s Day but got lost.
Walshe reportedly The art swindler made several Google searches for ‘how to dispose of a 115-pound woman’s body.’
Her husband Brian Walshe was earlier seen on surveillance video buying heavy-duty cleaning supplies despite telling cops he had been home around the time Ana was last seen alive.
He told police that his wife vanished after she took a car to Boston Logan Airport on January 1 at around 6am.
However, ride-share services show no pickups at the family home and Ana’s cell phone continued pinging at the property for two days.
Ana was not reported missing until January 4, when her office called the police when she failed to show up for work.
Since then, cops have been combing the seaside town of Cohasset for any sign of her.
Authorities say Walshe gave cops misleading statements about his and his wife’s actions around the time of her disappearance, buying himself ample time to clean up a possible crime scene.
Prosecutor Lynn Beland told the court on Monday: ‘These various statements caused a delay in the investigation to the point that during the time frame when he didn’t report his wife and gave various statements, that allowed him time to either clean up evidence, dispose of evidence, and causing a delay.’
Investigators impounded two trash trailers in the search, with a business owner saying police contacted him on Saturday night, adding that they were last emptied just before New Year.
Walshe was recorded leaving a Cohasset police station on Monday morning, where he smirked and smiled at reporters.
He was charged with fraud after allegedly selling two fake Andy Warhol paintings for $80,000 in 2016, meaning he is on house arrest pending his sentencing in federal court.
This means that he must report when he goes anywhere – but he was caught on camera going to Home Depot on January 2 after saying he never left the house except to take his son for ice cream.
Walshe was arrested on Sunday evening as detectives continued to search for his real estate executive wife.
Ana Walshe has not used her phone or credit cards since disappearing and has not shown up for work. An avid social media user, she has been absent social media since, her friends said.
Walshe’s bail has been set at $500,000 in cash, after police searched the home the couple shared and discovered blood on a knife and in the basement.
Prosecutors at Quincy District Court say that Walshe’s statements, including claiming that he didn’t leave the house, delayed the investigation.
It is unclear who the blood belongs to, with prosecutors adding that Walshe bought himself time to ‘either clean up evidence, dispose of evidence, in causing a delay.’
Surveillance footage, which has not been released, from Home Depot proved he was lying to officers, which showed him buying taps, mops, buckets, cloths and various kinds of tape.
Court documents show that he was wearing a black surgical mask, blue surgical gloves, and made a cash purchase in the store.
Walshe claimed that he went to Whole Foods and CVS on January 1, but there were no receipts or surveillance footage to back up his claim.
Her friends say her disappearance is out of character, as she would never abandon her three young sons.
In a statement, Norfolk County DA’s office said: ‘Police developed probable cause to believe that Ana Walshe’s husband, Brian Walshe, had committed the crime of misleading police investigators.’
The couple’s three young children are being looked after while the search for their mother continues.
Authorities initially said that Walshe was cooperating with the investigation before his sudden arrest on Sunday.
A specialized State Police unit trained in search and rescue operations, three K-9 teams and the State Police Air Wing searched wooded areas near the Walshe’s home on Saturday.