Cops probing disappearance of murdered Massachusetts ma mother-of-three, Ana Walshe, received a ransom note demanding $127,000 and saying ‘She messed up’
The note was received three days after Brian Walshe’s name was added to crime database
Cops believed it suspicious, as it didn’t say how to transfer the ransom demand
Brian Walshe appeared in court in Massachusetts, last Thursday, charged with killing his wife, motivated by the a scheme to collect life insurance payout of $2.7M
Walshe has claimed that his wife was cheating – His mother once tailed Ana to DC, believing she was cheating on her son
Court docs was also revealed that Ana had been having an affair for several months with an unidentified man, who told police that the pair spent Thanksgiving together
Brian Walshe has denied murdering his wife, who remains still missing, while his family also said he didn’t need the money
A ransom note? was sent to Massachusetts cops investigating the disappearance of Ana Walshe, [photo], days after details of her case were released to the public
Massachusetts police probing the death of missing murdered mom Ana Walshe received a ransom note demanding $127,000, it has been revealed.
The note was sent to Cohasset Detective Harrison Schmidt on January 7, about a week after she was allegedly killed, and said: ‘We have the so named Ana Walshe with us here … we had a deal worth $127,000, stating: ‘She messed up… we have her here with us and if she doesn’t pay the money… then she’ll never be back, and we know that the police and the FBI are involved.. Good luck finding us.’
It was sent via email from a man named Richard Walker, with Detective Schmidt receiving it three days after Walshe’s name was added to the National Crime Information Center Database, the Boston Globe reported.
Mm-of-three Walshe, a real estate executive, is believed to have been beaten to death on New Year’s Eve 2022 after her husband, Brian Walshe, discovered an alleged affair.
Brian Walshe appeared in court in Massachusetts, last Thursday, charged with killing his wife , motivated by the a scheme to collect life insurance payout. Sitting next to his attorney, the defendant shook his head as the charges were read aloud
Ana and Brian had been married seven years and were parents to three young sons.
He was in line to collect a $2.7m life insurance payout in the event of his wife’s death, but insists he didn’t need the money, including the $2.5million policy taken out on January 1, the day she vanished.
Brian Walshe is the sole beneficiary of the payouts if his wife is deceased.
Brian, 47, has been charged over claims he murdered her over the affair then dismembered her body in the family’s basement and disposed of it.
Investigators believed the ransom missive to be suspicious and likely fake, because it did not include any further details on how to respond.
The body of Ana Walshe has never been found. She shared three sons with husband Brian who it is alleged, is in line to collect a $2.7m life insurance payout in the event of his wife’s death. The murder suspect insists he neither killed his wife nor needed the money
News of Walsh’s disappearance had been widely-circulated by the time it was sent.
Her body has never been found.
Days before Walshe disappeared, she told a friend she believed Brian would end up going to prison on art fraud charges.
She added that she was planning on leaving her husband and moving to Washington DC, it is alleged.
Brian Walshe was arraigned last week Thursday. He denies killing his missing wife, who was mother to the couple’s three sons. He is due back in court in August.
Norfolk Superior Court was told how Brian’s mother had previously tailed her daughter-in-law during a trip to Washington DC, because she suspected Ana was cheating on her son.
Brian Walshe is shown on January 1, purchasing cleaning supplies, a hacksaw, hatchet and other items from Lowes, hours after allegedly murdering his wife Ana
Brian is accused of obsessively checking the Instagram account of a man he believed Walshe was cheating on him with.
He was also in line to collect a $2.7 million life insurance payout in the event of her death, although Brian’s family claim he was sufficiently wealthy not to need that cash.
Grainy surveillance grabs released by prosecutors also allegedly show Walshe buying a hacksaw, hatchet and cleaning supplies at a Lowes store.
Walshe pushing his cart through the home store. He is accused of killing and dismembering Ana at around 4.30am on January 1
The images became public yesterday in court filings submitted as part of the murder case.
It was also revealed that Ana, a mother-of-three, had been having an affair for several months with an unidentified man.
The man told police that the pair spent Thanksgiving together in Dublin.
By the time she died, Ana had become the family’s sole breadwinner.
She was working in real estate in Washington DC, while her husband remained in Massachusetts with their three young sons.
Ana, a mother-of-three, had been having an affair for several months with an unidentified man. The man told police that the pair spent Thanksgiving together in Dublin
Brian Walshe [photo], was not working leaving Ana as the sole bread winner. The father-of-three was awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction, after stealing and then passing off as real an Andy Warhol painting
Walshe was awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction, after stealing and then passing off as real an Andy Warhol painting.
Friends say Ana was ready to leave him and broke down in tears at a dinner in the days before she vanished.
The new information about the affair were contained within a search warrant for the home which became public yesterday.
Police say Ana was murdered at around 4am on January 1, three hours after saying goodbye to her friend and former boss who they rang in the New Year with.
By the time she died, Ana Walshe [left], had become the family’s sole breadwinner. Working in real estate in Washington DC, while her husband Brian, [right], remained in their home in Cohasset, with their three young sons, she’d purchased high end property in the capital
In the hours following her death, Brian is accused of using his son’s iPad to search Google for ‘how to dispose of a body’ and ‘how long before a body starts to smell’.
His attorney conceded that the searches were ‘problematic’.
The next day, he visited several stores including Home Depot, Lowes and CVS, buying a combination of cleaning agents, plastic sheets, hazmat suits, a hatchet and a hacksaw.
In court on Thursday, Brian’s attorney suggested that she was killed either by someone else, or that she chose to disappear.
‘It has been four months since she was last seen. As your honor knows, a person is not presumed dead because they’re missing for seven years, because it is easy for a single person to disappear if they want to disappear, adding, ‘There has been no body found. There’s been no indication of if she died, how she died. There’s been no murder weapon. There’s no motive.’
‘There has been no body found. There’s been no indication of if she died, how she died. There’s been no murder weapon. There’s no motive’ Walshe’s lawyer told the judge on Thursday
Police spent days scouring dumpster and the garbage processing station near the home of the suspect’s mother. Some blood evidence linked to the crime was recovered, but the body of Ana Walshe has not been found
Brian was seen in the days following visiting the dumpsters of apartment complexes near his mother’s home.
It is the prosecution’s claim that Ana’s dismembered remains were in the bags, but that they were removed by trash services and incinerated by the time police searched the dumpsters.
They discovered items of clothing and jewelry, including the Prada boots, Hermes watch and Gucci necklace she’d been wearing when last seen alive, along with traces of her blood and DNA.