Husband Of Missing Massachusetts Woman Arrested For Allegedly ‘Misleading’ Police

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The husband of a Massachusetts woman who vanished on New Year’s Day was arrested Sunday for allegedly misleading police in their investigation into his wife‘s disappearance.

The Cohasset Police Department took Brian Walshe, 46, into custody after investigators arrived at the Walsheshome with a search warrant less than 16 hours after police announced they would not continue ground searches around the home without new information, WCVB reported.

Detectives were seen searching in and around the Walshe home wearing protective layering on their shoes, the outlet stated.

“Cohasset and Massachusetts State Police continue to investigate the disappearance of Ana Walshe, 39, of Cohasset. During the course of that investigation, police developed probable cause to believe that her husband Brian Walshe had committed the crime of misleading police investigators,” a statement from the Cohasset Police Department read.

Police have been investigating Ana’s disappearance since New Year’s Day after she missed her flight to Washington D.C.

“It’s been said that she was called to D.C. to handle some type of emergency at one of the properties that she manages. That’s why she was attempting to go to D.C. (on New Year’s Day),” Cohasset Police Chief  William Quigley stated according to WCVB. (RELATED: Remains Of Missing Mother Found More Than 2 Months After Disappearance)

Quigley told the outlet that Cohasset police had been in contact with rideshare companies and have not been able to determine that she got into a rideshare vehicle outside her home that day. Quigley also confirmed with all airlines that Walshe did not board a flight this week.

Walshe is expected to be arraigned in court Monday, the police report stated.