A Massachusetts man was indicted on one count of murder Thursday in the disappearance of his wife Ana Walshe, a corporate real estate manager and mother who went missing earlier this year, a district attorney said.
Brian Walshe had already been charged with murder and other charges in January in connection with the disappearance of his wife, charges to which he pleaded not guilty, after authorities said they found evidence that he killed her, dismembered her and disposed of her belongings. frightening remains.
Thursday’s indictment by a Norfolk County grand jury moves the case from district court to county superior court, and a new arraignment will take place, County District Attorney Michael said. W. Morrissey.
The grand jury indicted Brian Walshe, 48, on counts of murder, misleading investigators and improperly transporting a human body, Morrissey said.
A massive search for Ana Walshe, 39, was launched after her employer reported her missing on Jan. 4, and her husband told investigators he last saw her leaving their Cohasset home for a trip. work on New Year’s Day.
Investigators uncovered a series of chilling Internet searches they say Brian Walshe did, prosecutors said, including: “How long does it take before a body starts to smell?” and “How to prevent a body from decomposing.” Investigators also discovered 10 trash bags of evidence at a garbage collection station, which contained a hacksaw, hatchet and various items with the DNA of Brian and Ana Walshe, prosecutors said.