Massachusetts cops hunting for missing mom Ana Walshe executed up to TWENTY search warrants

Up to 20 sealed search warrants relating to the search for missing Massachusetts mother Ana Walshe were executed on Thursday. 

A day later, evidence recovered through the warrants was ordered not to be made public by Quincy District Court, according to NewsNation’s Evan Lambert. 

More than 10 warrants returned evidence Friday, reports WCVB. 

Ana Walshe, 39, a mother of three, was reported missing on January 4 by her employer in Washington, where the couple has a home and to which she often commutes during the week for work at a real estate company, authorities said.  

Brian, 47, is charged with misleading a police investigation as cops investigate the possibility he killed his wife

Brian, 47, is charged with misleading a police investigation as cops investigate the possibility he killed his wife

In 2014, Ana called the police to allege that her then-fiance Brian Walshe was threatening to kill her

In 2014, Ana called the police to allege that her then-fiance Brian Walshe was threatening to kill her

Her husband, Brian Walshe, 47, is charged with misleading a police investigation. And it has since been revealed that he Googled ‘How to dispose of a 115lb woman’s body’ just days before her disappearance. 

While in 2014, Ana called the police to allege that her then-fiance was threatening to kill her.   

Police reports obtained by DailyMail.com show that Ana, a Serbian native, called the Washington DC Metropolitan Police on Brian Walshe in 2014, saying he ‘made a statement on the telephone that he was going to kill her and her friends.’

Authorities in DC say that the case has since been closed. 

The call came just one year before the couple said ‘I do’ in Serbia — and years before she was last seen on New Years Day 2023. 

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Ana and Brian married in Serbia in 2015, just one year after she made the police complaint

Ana and Brian married in Serbia in 2015, just one year after she made the police complaint

The Cohasset home that Ana shared with her husband and their three children

The Cohasset home that Ana shared with her husband and their three children

Ana had alleged that on August 2, 2014 – before the couple married – Walshe made a threat over the phone that he was going to kill her and her friends.

The report to Washington DC’s Metro Police does not specifically name Walshe. It identifies the person who made the chilling move as ‘S-1’ and adds that he ‘now lives in Boston’ in a clear reference to him.

Ana made the report to Timothy Jefferson in her previous name of Knipp at 6pm. She gave her address as 435 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 – but then ‘refused to cooperate in the prosecution’.

The realtor, who works for a DC real estate firm during the week, resided there before her marriage to Brian and living in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

She was last seen at that house in the early hours of January 1, when she supposedly took a car to Boston’s Logan Airport to fly to DC.

Ana left behind an ominous note on a  champagne box before she disappeared

Ana left behind an ominous note on a  champagne box before she disappeared

Ride-share services show no pickups at the family home, according to WCVB, and Ana’s cellphone continued pinging from there for two days after she allegedly left the house.

She wasn’t reported missing, however, until January 4, when she failed to show up for work.

Brian has since been arrested for allegedly misleading the cops about his wife’s disappearance after cops discovered traces of blood, a hatchet, a hacksaw, a rug and used cleaning supplies while searching dumpsters near Brian’s mother’s home.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Meanwhile, the couple’s three sons are now in Massachusetts state custody.

Before her disappearance, Ana left behind an eerie message in red marker on a champagne bottle box to her husband.

The message, first transcribed by the New York Post, reads: ‘Wow! 2022…What a year! And yet, we are still here and together! Let’s make 2023 the best one yet! We are the authors of our lives…courage, love, perseverance, compassion, and joy. Love, Ana.’

On another side there are the words: ‘To the Best…’ The final word of that sentence is undiscernible. At the bottom he wrote ‘12.31.22’ and ‘Love Brian.’

TIMELINE LEADING TO DISAPPEARANCE

November 2016: Brian Walshe is arrested in connection with an $80,000 art fraud of Andy Warhol paintings. He is ordered by a court to remain under house arrest until sentencing. Walshe has yet to be sentenced for the fraud.

January 1. 2023  Ana reportedly books a rideshare car to take her to Logan International Airport at 4am, but it is unclear if she ever gets into a vehicle or takes a flight.

Her husband claims he went to Whole Foods and CVS, but there is no surveillance or receipts to prove he went.

January 2: Walshe tells authorities that he only left the family home in Cohasset to take his son for ice cream.

He is caught on surveillance footage buying $450 worth of cleaning supplies in Home Depot. 

Ana’s phone pings in the area of the house on Jan 1 and 2.

January 4: Ana’s employer reports her missing. 

January 5: Police say Walshe is cooperating with the investigation into his missing wife.

January 8: Walshe is seen leaving the property on Sunday in a red Volkswagen. His three children are taken away in a separate vehicle.

Officers execute a search warrant at their home and found blood in the basement, along with a broken knife. The officers load a Volvo SUV onto the back of a truck while others search the grounds of their home.

Police arrest Walshe on suspicion of ‘misleading’ authorities but do not charge him with anything else. 

January 9: Walshe grins at reporters as he is transported to his arraignment at Quincy District Court. He is held on $500,000 cash bail.

On Thursday, DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that Brian wrote a prepared statement and a ‘to-do’ list scribbled on lined paper before Ana went missing,

The folded note, written in blue ink, is titled ‘Response to friends’, and seems to be his own scripted message to relay to concerned loved ones amid the growing speculating over his wife’s disappearance.

Brian writes: ‘I appreciate your concern. Right now my focus is finding Ana and spending time with…’

The remainder of the statement goes below the fold and can’t be made out from the photo, but the tone suggests he could be referring to their three young children.

Right beneath it, a second note containing a list of numbered tasks is partially visible, starting with ‘1. Ta’, believed to the word talk or tax.

It goes on to list, ‘2. Cal…’ and ‘3. Call …….tomorrow….’

DailyMail.com also revealed an exclusive image of two US passports on the same table neatly arranged near the note, which was placed on a book titled, ‘The Obstacle.’

Newly-released security footage taken from behind a liquor store showed Brian near a dumpster just hours after his wife went missing.

He can be seen close to the garbage of a liquor store just a five-minute walk from his mother’s apartment in Swampscott – where police impounded several dumpsters.

The garbage bin is located on Paradise Road, with a camera near a Whole Foods Market – with Walshe telling authorities that he stopped at the store while running errands for his mother.

Authorities are now scouring through the garbage for any evidence, NBC Boston reports.

It has also emerged that on January 2, Brian was spotted on security video at a juice bar in Norwell, Massachusetts, where he placed an order for his three kid’s smoothies and two large smoothies.

He was also spotted on surveillance footage that showed him at at a Home Depot in Rockland, authorities learned.

Cops had previously found traces of blood, a hatchet, a hacksaw, a rug and used cleaning supplies while searching dumpsters near Brian Walshe’s mother’s home.

Massachusetts State Police and local police took Brian Walshe into custody, believing they had ‘probable cause’ to think he had misled investigators in the search for his wife.

He did not tell police he had been to the Home Depot store, where he bought $450 worth of mops, buckets, tarps, tape and cleaning supplies on January 2, Assistant Norfolk District Attorney Lynn Beland said at a hearing in Quincy District Court.

Instead, Brian told police that he had been to a supermarket and a pharmacy – though there is no evidence he had been to either store, she said. He misled investigators so he could either clean up or dispose of evidence, she added.

Missing Massachusetts mother Ana Walsh, left, once called the cops on her now husband, Brian, claiming he threatened to kill her and her friends

Missing Massachusetts mother Ana Walsh, left, once called the cops on her now husband, Brian, claiming he threatened to kill her and her friends

Ana's mother, Milanka Ljubicic, refuses to believe that her son-in-law could have killed her daughter

Ana’s mother, Milanka Ljubicic, refuses to believe that her son-in-law could have killed her daughter

He has been accused by prosecutors of not giving a full account of his activities in the days after his wife vanished while the search for her was underway.

Fortunately for authorities, Brian was already under home confinement while awaiting sentencing in a fraud case involving the sale of fake Andy Warhol paintings, according to federal court records. Cohasset police said Ana’s disappearance and her husband’s case seem to be two very separate things.

The couple own several properties together – including their home in Cohasset and a $1.3 million house in DC.

They also owned another property in Massachusetts, worth $1.4million – which they sold last year before she went missing.

That was the building that went up in flames days after she vanished, but cops investigating the matter believe the fire is not linked to her disappearance.

This week, a friend of Walshe’s father claimed he was a ‘long-term patient’ at a psychiatric center and had been diagnosed as a ‘sociopath.’

Walshe had received treatment at Austen Riggs Psychiatric Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, before being discharged a few years ago, Jeffrey Ornstein alleged.

Ornstein, who was a friend of Walshe’s neurologist father, Dr Thomas Walshe, for 35 years, aired the claims in an explosive 2019 affidavit.

He also claimed Walshe had been estranged from the rest of his family after he had been accused of stealing millions of dollars from Dr Walshe’s estate following his death.

Walshe’s cousin, and two close friends of his father, made the claims against him in the scathing 2019 court documents following the death of Dr Walshe in 2018.

Ornstein said he had known Brian Walshe since he was 13, but said father and son had been estranged since 2009.

He claimed that, when Walshe was released from Austen Riggs after around 12 years and attempted to contact his father, Dr Walshe turned him down.

Still, Ana’s mother, Milanka Ljubicic, says she does not believe that her son-in-law would have killed her daughter.

She told DailyMail.com how Brian once dropped everything when she suffered from a stroke last year and rushed her to the hospital , where she had to stay for a month.

‘I had a very bad pain in my head and I started bleeding from my mouth and nose,’ Ljubicic, 69, said, speaking in her native Serbian at her home in the nation’s capital, Belgrade.

‘I was crying for help. He heard me. He called my daughter and drove me to the hospital.’

‘I can say he saved my life then and that is why I can’t believe he is responsible – I just can’t believe it.’

Ljubicic added that her daughter visited her in Belgrade in November and December last year and she never said a bad word about her husband.

But she knew there was some strain on their marriage because Ana had to spend so much time in Washington, where she worked, while Brian was under house arrest in Massachusetts.

Ljubicic said Walshe would not let his wife take their three sons with her to the nation’s capital, which increased Ana’s sense of loneliness and isolation.

At one point, she claimed, Ana didn’t see her children for almost an entire year because she was away so much.

‘She was upset because she was traveling but she didn’t blame him.’

She had earlier said that Ana had begged her to fly to the United States to visit her just a week before she vanished, which made her think there were some problems in her daughter’s life.

She told Fox News Digital: ‘She just said, ”Please, mama. Come tomorrow”. Clearly, there must have been some problems.

‘Now I can’t forgive myself for not just letting things fall where they may, and just go, and whatever happens to me, happens.’

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Emma Colton

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