Ana Walshe case: Wealthy Massachusetts seaside enclave rocked by mysterious disappearance
Retired FBI agent Ray Carr describes the red flags surrounding the investigation into Brian Walshe and his wife’s disappearance on ‘Fox & Friends.’
COHASSET, Massachusetts – The coastal enclave of Cohasset, Massachusetts, has made headlines in recent weeks as police continue to investigate the disappearance of real estate executive Ana Walshe.
Walshe, 39, is believed to have been last seen in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 at her family’s rental home on Superior Court Cushing Highway in Cohasset. The Cohasset Police Department, working in cooperation with state law enforcement and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, has since arrested Walshe’s husband, 47-year-old Brian Walshe, for misleading investigators.
But two weeks later, the missing mother-of-three still hasn’t been found.
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Brian Walshe has been escorted out of Quincy County Court in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Ana Walshe. (Credit: WBZ)
Ana Walshe pictured in a November 2022 Instagram post. (Ana Walshe/Instagram/Fox News)
General view of the home at 516 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy in Cohasset, MA on Friday, January 6, 2023. The home belongs to Ana Walshe, who was reported missing, last seen on New Year’s Day. (David McGlynn for Fox News Digital / Fox News)
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On Thursday, the Town of Cohasset hosted an Interfaith Prayer Vigil on the Cohasset Town Common. About 100 people attended the evening event, which Cohasset Select Board Chairman Jack Creighton said was meant to “celebrate life, expressing compassion for those affected,” the Cohasset Anchor reported.
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Cohasset, MA – January 12: People gathered on Cohasset Common for an interfaith community prayer vigil held for missing woman Ana Walshe. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images / Getty Images)
The Walshe family has lived in Cohasset for several years and previously called a modern home on tree-lined Jerusalem Road home. Just this month, firefighters battled a house fire, though officials have said the fire was accidental and unrelated to the missing persons investigation.
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Firefighters battle a blaze at 725 Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, MA on Friday, January 7, 2023. The home once belonged to Ana Walshe, who was reported missing, last seen on New Year’s Day. (David McGlynn for Fox News Digital / Fox News)
The couple sold the home, located on Jerusalem Street near Howe Road, for nearly $1.4 million in March of last year, according to Zillow.
Cohasset boasted a population of 8,373 as of July 2021, with a median household income that year of $156,689.
Cohasset, Massachusetts on January 13, 2023. (Chris Eberhart/Fox News Digital / Fox News)
Members of a State Police K-9 unit search Chief Justice Cushing Highway in Cohasset, Mass., Jan. 7, 2022. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP)
As of March 2022, Cohasset’s median listing price was $1.3 million and the median sale price was $1.2 million, according to Realtor.com.
Masslive.com reported in February 2022 that Cohasset ranked 13th out of 20 on a list of Boston metro cities and towns with the most expensive homes. The “typical home value” of home values is about $1,143,781, according to the report.
Cohasset, MA – January 6: Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley spoke at a morning news conference on the disappearance of Ana Walshe, a Cohasset resident. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images / Getty Images)
The Cohasset Police Station in Cohasset, Massachusetts, on January 13, 2023. (Chris Eberhart/Fox News Digital/Fox News)
Photo shows Cohasset Station in Cohasset, Massachusetts, on January 13, 2023. (Chris Eberhart/Fox News Digital/Fox News)
And in 2014, Quincy, Massachusetts-based newspaper The Patriot Ledger reported that Cohasset ranked as one of the “most expensive places in the country for buyers looking for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home.”
Law enforcement and investigators are returning to Walshe’s home in Cohasset, MA. Law enforcement appears to have moved the family from the home to investigate the contents. (David McGlynn for Fox News Digital / Fox News)
The sleepy town has been in the spotlight before and was the setting for the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick, starring Cher, Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.
Photo from The Witches of Eastwick, USA 1987 (Photo by RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images / Getty Images)
The film, based on a 1984 novel by John Updike, tells the story of three friends, played by Cher, Pfieffer and Sarandon, who are unhappy in their lives. Their small town is filled with a visitor named Daryl Van Horne, who steals the hearts of each of the women and discovers that they are witches.
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COHASSET, MA – AUGUST 6: Part of the set for “The Witches of Eastwick” in Cohasset, Mass. on August 6, 1986. (Photo by Joe Runci/The Boston Globe via Getty Images / Getty Images)
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The story portrays the women as they explore their new powers and begin to face their questions and concerns about Van Horne.
Sarah Rumpf of Fox News contributed to this report.