Internet history reveals that Ana Walshe amassed a $3 million property portfolio that her husband Brian was keen to inherit.
At the time of her disappearance, Ana Walshe had amassed a property portfolio worth $2.8 million, which, according to her husband's internet search history, he was eager to acquire.
Brian Walshe was charged with the murder of his wife this week, and at his arraignment in Quincy District Court in Massachusetts on Wednesday, it was revealed that he had, among other revealing searches, Googled "how long for someone to be missing to inherit."
Brian has pled not guilty to the murder of his wife, but the evidence against him is increasing. According to rumors, the couple collected a collection of homes and rental properties jointly. However, according to public records examined by The Post, they were all in her name alone.
Since 2018, Ana, 39, was affiliated with eight properties in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Massachusetts, four of which she had sold and four of which she held at the time of her disappearance, with a total market value of $2.8 million.
In addition, Ana, who had three sons with Brian, all under the age of six, was the family breadwinner, dividing her time between Washington, D.C., where she worked as a property manager for the real estate conglomerate Tishman Speyer, and their home in California.
In the meantime, Brian was in house arrest after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges in 2021 for selling $80,000 worth of counterfeit Andy Warhol paintings on eBay. Friends of his deceased neurosurgeon father also accused him of stealing from his estate, but he insisted that he and his son were the sole legitimate heirs to his will.
Ana's real estate transactions continued until she vanished. Ana sold her apartment in Revere, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, on December 29, less than a week before her employer reported her as missing. In 2020, she purchased the property for $137,000; it was sold for $220,000, a gain of nearly fifty percent.
Mike and Mandi Silva, who had rented that apartment for four years, had previously told The Post that they felt rushed out of the home and that they had not been informed that it had been sold.
They had worked on the couple's homes and said that Ana "wore the pants in the family" while Brian "presented himself as an investor" but "would wear a robe in his house the entire time."
In March, the aspiring real estate magnate sold a million-dollar home in Massachusetts and purchased a comparable home in Washington, D.C.
In less than two months, the home she owned in Cohasset, Massachusetts, where she resided with her husband and children, sold for $1,385,000. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was purchased in 2020 for $800,000, according to public records.
The mother then purchased a $1.3 million mansion in the center of the Chevy Chase district in Washington, D.C. The residence contains four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, and a kitchen that has been recently refurbished. According to public records, she co-owns the home with an investor who is not her husband.
Walshe also purchased a row house in Baltimore for $191,500 in September.
In 2020, she made a profit when she sold a home she purchased in 2018 for $510,000 in Marblehead, Massachusetts, north of Boston, for $840,100 in 2020. This $800,000 appeared to have been invested in the $800,000 Cohasset property she acquired in 2020 and sold last year.
She also had two investment homes in Lynn, Massachusetts, which she purchased in 2018 for a total of $135,000 and $139,900.
After Ana's death and Brian's incarceration, the future of her property interests is uncertain. Prosecutors painted a damning portrait of Brian in court on Wednesday, detailing how he had initially sought up divorce information for his wife.
During the court, Assistant District Attorney Lynn Beland alleged, "Instead of divorcing Ana Walshe, Brian Walshe is thought to have dismembered and dumped her body."
The criminal complaint against Brian, which was released on Wednesday, alleged in one count that he "assaulted and beat Ana Walshe with the intent to kill her, and by such assault and beating did kill and murder her."
On January 3, surveillance footage captured a man driving a Volvo matching Brian's description depositing heavy trash bags in dumpsters at apartment complexes in Brockton and Abington.
Beland claimed that by the time investigators were made aware of Ana's disappearance and inspected the dumpsters in question, the bags had already been transported and destroyed.
However, the same could not be stated about the garbage bags that Brian was believed to have discarded at his mother's apartment complex in Swampscott on January 5.
The bags were tracked to a waste transfer center in Peabody, north of Boston, by the police. In addition to the previously reported bloodstained carpet, hatchet, and hacksaw, Beland said that police officers discovered towels, slippers, tape, and a Tyvek suit identical to the one Brian purchased days prior.
In addition, the trash contained a Prada purse and Hunter boots that matched what Ana was reportedly wearing when she was last seen. In addition, a COVID-19 immunization card in her name was discovered.
DNA analysis of the objects, according to Beland, confirmed both Ana and Brian's genetic material on the bloodied slipper and the Tyvek suit.
Walshe is now being charged with improper transportation of a body in connection with his missing wife. On Wednesday, he was ordered held without bail.