Ransom note sent after Tishman Speyer exec disappearance
Husband arraigned on first-degree murder charge in Ana Walshe case
More details are being released about the investigation into the disappearance of Tishman Speyer executive Ana Walshe.
One detail made public last week regarded a ransom note sent to the local police a mere six days after Walshe’s disappearance, the Boston Globe reported. The note was sent from a Gmail account shortly after 5 a.m. on the morning of Jan. 7.
“We have the so named Ana walshe with us here … we had a deal worth $127,000 … she messed up … we have her here with us and if she doesn’t pay the money … then she’ll never be back, and we know that the police and the FBI are involved … good luck finding us,” the note read.
Police have not identified who may have sent the note.
Walshe disappeared at the beginning of July 2022. Her husband, Brian, has been indicted for murder and was arraigned last week for first-degree murder, misleading police and improper conveyance of a human body (the body was allegedly dismembered).
Prosecutors have surveillance footage from Jan. 2 that showed Brian at Home Depot, purchasing $450 of cleaning supplies while paying in cash and wearing a surgical mask and gloves. A police search of the family home uncovered a bloody knife in the basement.
Brian has told investigators that Ana left their home on New Year’s Day to travel to Washington, D.C., for work, which investigators have found no evidence for. What they have learned, however, is that her phone was stationary from Dec. 31 until it was turned off in the early morning hours of Jan. 2.
During last week’s arraignment, prosecutors claimed the Walshe marriage was falling apart and Brian retained a private detective because he suspected his wife was having an affair. Prosecutors also revealed that Brian was the sole beneficiary of a $2.7 million life insurance policy taken out by Ana; the couple share three children.
Brian has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. He is being held without bail.