The saga surrounding Ana Walshe continues to perplex investigators this week, after the real estate executive went missing on New Year’s Day.
Her husband, Brian Walshe, has now been arrested on a charge of “misleading” authorities in regard to his behavior in the days following Ana’s disappearance. Brian had previously been found guilty in an art fraud scheme and was on house arrest, while also being required to detail his whereabouts to authorities when leaving him home.
What local officials have discovered about Brian’s behavior is rather disturbing.
In a glaring omission, he failed to tell investigators he took a trip to Home Depot on Jan. 2 at about 4 p.m. to purchase $450 in cleaning supplies, including “mops, bucket tops…drop cloths, as well as various kinds of tape,” Beland added.
This, after officials found blood and a knife in the Walshe home.
“They found blood in the basement. Blood was found in the basement area, as well as a knife, which also contains some blood,” prosecutor Lynn Beland told Judge Mark Coven. “Part of the knife was damaged.”
As of this writing, Brian Walshe is not facing charges in relation to his wife’s disappearance, but remains in custody on account of the house arrest violation.