Husband of missing Massachusetts mom charged with murder

The prosecutor did not state whether Ana Walshe's body has been found.

Updated: January 17, 2023 - 3:10pm

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Brian Walshe, the husband of missing Massachusetts mother Ana Walshe, was charged Tuesday with murder in connection to his wife's disappearance. 

Brian Walshe had been held on bail since last week after prosecutors said they found a bloody knife in his home and charged him with misleading the police. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said he added the murder charge Tuesday.

Ana Walshe, a 39-year-old mother of three from Cohasset, was last seen on New Year's Day and reported missing a few days later.

"The continued investigation has now allowed police to obtain and arrest warrant charging Brian Walshe with the murder of his wife," Morrissey said. He did not state whether Ana Walshe's body has been found.