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Massachusetts murder: Missing mom Ana Walshe owned multiple properties worth at least $1.88M

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A search of property records revealed that Ana Walshe had a valuable real estate portfolio and that she sold a property shortly before her disappearance, CNN reported.

According to publicly available property appraisal and tax records, Walshe owned at least four residential properties in Massachusetts, Maryland and Washington, DC, where she worked for a real estate firm. Her husband, Brian Walshe, is not listed as the owner or part-owner of any of the properties.

These properties include two apartments in Lynn, Massachusetts, a townhouse in Baltimore, and a 2,500-square-foot home in DC.

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At the time of her disappearance, Ana Walshe, whose husband is facing murder charges and is in prison without bail, had a real estate portfolio worth nearly $2 million, according to CNN’s analysis of publicly available documents.

Ana Walshe has sold at least two properties since March 2022, including one just days before she disappeared.

In March, she sold a home in Cohasset, Massachusetts for nearly $1.4 million and bought a home in DC for $1.3 million.

Since 2018, she has sold at least four properties valued at more than $2.7 million and had at least four left with an estimated value of $1.88 million.

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The Cohasset home where she lived with her husband and three children was rented, according to the Cohasset Surveyor’s Office.

Property records examined by CNN include both the names of her marriage and the name she used before marrying Brian Walshe, Ana Knipp, but may not give a complete picture of her real estate holdings.

Prosecutors have pondered Google searches Brian Walshe allegedly killed his wife, dismembered her body and dumped her remains in dumpsters in a Boston suburb in the days before and after.

Prosecutor Lynn Beland read the troubling searches in court on Wednesday when Brian Walshe, 47, was charged with murder and the unauthorized exhumation of a body. He had previously been accused of misleading investigators investigating his wife’s disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and his defense attorney suggested the evidence against him was not strong.

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In particular, the searches showed prosecutors Brian Walshe focused on the dismemberment and disposal of a body, as well as insight into his motive, including a search for divorce and one for inheritance, defense attorney Misty Marris told CNN.

“The story really does fall into place, and those Google searches were essential in putting the pieces together,” she said.

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