COHASSET, Mass. — The land search for a mother from Cohasset ended Saturday after several hours of combing the woods of the small town.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, twenty troopers from the MSP Special Emergency Response team, 3 K9 teams and the State Police Air Wing searched the area around Ana Walshe’s home on Saturday.
State Police and Cohasset Police detectives are still actively investigating the case.
Walshe was last seen at her Cohasset home shortly after midnight on January 1st. The police are turning to the public for help in finding her.
“We received simultaneous reports from her employer in Washington, DC, as well as her husband who lives here in Cohasset,” said Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley.
Family members told police she was supposed to share a ride to Logan Airport early Sunday morning to fly down to Washington, DC, where she works as a real estate professional and owns a townhouse. Police said there is no evidence that Walshe joined any travel or boarded any flights.
According to police, Walshe had a ticket to fly on January 3, but was called down earlier due to an emergency at work.
Police said Walshe’s cell phone has been turned off since Sunday. She also had no credit card or social media activity.
Police say there is no indication she ever made it to Logan but that she had trouble getting flight information because of the high number of delays.
Police say Walshe’s husband is cooperating with the investigation.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, the Special Emergency Response Team and local police personnel began searching the area around the Stop and Shop on Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Route 3A) early Friday afternoon.
“We are actively assisting the local authorities in their ongoing search for our beloved colleague, Ana, and we pray for her safe return,” Walshe’s employer, strategic communications firm Rubenstein, said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, Walshe’s former home went up in flames. Investigators say the fire was determined not to be suspicious, it started in the area of damaged pipes connected to a natural gas fireplace insert.
Walshe stands 5′2″ and weighs 115 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes, and an olive complexion. She is believed to speak with an Eastern European accent.
If anyone has seen Walshe or has any information about his whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Cohasset Police Department, Detective Harrison Schmidt, at 781-383-1055 x6108 or email [email protected]
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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