Brian Walshe was charged with the murder of his wife His arraignment this week and Wednesday in Quincy District Court in Massachusetts revealed that he Googled “how long does it take someone to disappear into an inheritance,” among other damning searches.
Brian pleads not guilty to his wife’s murder, but a wealth of evidence is mounting against him. Although he is said to have amassed a collection of homes and rental properties, records seen by The Post show they were all in his name.
Anna, 39, had been linked to eight properties in Washington, DC, Maryland and Massachusetts since 2018 – four she had sold and four owned at the time of her disappearance, with a current market value of $2.8m.
In addition, Ana – who had three sons with Brian, all under the age of six – was the family’s breadwinner, dividing her time between Washington D.C. where she was a property manager for real estate giant Tishman Spear.
Meanwhile, Brian was placed under house arrest after being convicted. federal fraud charges To sell a fake Andy Warhol painting on eBay in 2021 for $80,000. Friends of her neurosurgeon father also accused her of stealing from his estate after his death, although he maintained that she and their son were the sole heirs to his will.
Ana had property deals going on until she went missing. less than a week ago she was reported missing by his employerAnna completed a deal on December 29 selling an apartment in Revere, MA, outside of Boston. The place sold for $220,000, up 50% from the $137,000 he bought it for in 2020.
The tenants of that apartment, Mike and Mandi Silva, previously told The Post that they felt they were hurriedly forced out of the property, and sold it without properly informing them after renting for four years. went.
He had worked for the couple on their properties and said that Ana “wore the pants in the family,” while Brian “presented himself as an investor” but “would have a robe in his house the whole time.”
In March, the budding real estate tycoon sold a million-dollar home he owned in Massachusetts and bought a home in DC of roughly the same value.
Her home in Cohasset, Mass., the town where she lived with her husband and children, sold for $1.385 million in less than two months on the market. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms and was purchased in 2020 for $800,000, records show.
The mom used her newfound cash flow to buy a D.C. mansion in the heart of the Chevy Chase neighborhood for $1.3 million. The home has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, and a newly renovated kitchen. Records show that she co-owns the house with an investor other than her husband.
Walshe also bought a Baltimore row house in September for $191,500.
In 2020, she made a profit when she sold a home in Marblehead, Mass., north of Boston, for $840,100 that she bought in 2018 for $510,000. It looks like $800,000 went into the Cohasset home that he bought in 2020 and sold last year for the same price.
He also owned two investment properties in Lynn, Massachusetts, which he purchased in 2018 for $135,000 and $139,900, respectively.
Following Anna’s death and Brian’s arrest it is unclear what will happen to her property interests. In court as he faces murder charges on Wednesday, prosecutors painted a damning portrait of Brian, detailing how he initially divorced his wife.
Assistant District Attorney Lynn Beland alleged during the hearing, “Instead of a divorce, it is believed that Brian Walsh dismembered Anna Walshe and abandoned her body.”
The criminal complaint against Bryan, released Wednesday, claimed that he “assaulted and beat Anna Walshe with intent to kill such person, and by such assault and beating caused the murder and homicide of such person.”
On January 3, a man in a Volvo vehicle matching Brian’s description was seen placing heavy garbage bags in dumpsters at apartment complexes in Brockton and Abington.
until Ana’s disappearance was reported to investigators Checked related dumpersThe bags had already been moved and destroyed, Beland explained.
The same cannot be said, however, of the garbage bags thought to have been disposed of by Brian at his mother’s apartment complex in Swampscott, where his phone placed him on Jan. 5.
Police traced the bags to a trash transfer station in Peabody, north of Boston. Beyond the bloodstained carpet, hatchet and hacksaw that were previously reportedBeland said law enforcement found towels, slippers, tape and a Tyvek suit that had been purchased by Brian a few days earlier.
Also in the trash were a Prada purse and Hunter boots that Ana was wearing when she was last seen. A Covid-19 vaccination card was also found in his name.
Beland told the court that DNA analysis of the items revealed both Ana and Brian’s genetic material on the bloody slippers and the Tyvek suit.
Walshe is also now facing a charge of improper transportation of a body in relation to his missing wife. He was ordered to be held without bail on Wednesday.