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Massachusetts police search Ana Walshe home in Cohasset

Massachusetts State Troopers and other officials searched the property, backyard, pool and surrounding area of missing woman Ana Walshe’s home in Cohasset, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.

Local and state place in Massachusetts used K-9 units to scour a wooded area near the Cohasset home of a missing working mom and emptied the family pool Saturday afternoon.

Cohasset police gave the media a brief update on the search for Ana Walshe at the staging area along Route 3A as a helicopter circled above. 

It’s unclear what police were looking for in the pool, and police haven’t said what led them to two specific quadrants of the woods.

Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley told “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Saturday morning that finding Walshe is the department’s “top priority.”

MISSING MOM ANA WALSHE’S FORMER MASSACHUSETTS HOME BURNS

39-year-old Ana Walshe was last seen at her home in Cohasset, MA shortly after midnight on January 1. Authorities are turning to the public for help in locating her whereabouts.

39-year-old Ana Walshe was last seen at her home in Cohasset, MA shortly after midnight on January 1. Authorities are turning to the public for help in locating her whereabouts.
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Massachusetts State Troopers and other officials searched the property, backyard, pool and surrounding area of missing woman Ana Walshe's home in Cohasset, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.

Massachusetts State Troopers and other officials searched the property, backyard, pool and surrounding area of missing woman Ana Walshe’s home in Cohasset, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.
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The 39-year-old mom of three hasn’t been seen since New Year’s Day. She was reportedly expected to take a rideshare to Logan International Airport in Boston and board a flight to Washington D.C., where she works in a real estate company, Quigley said. 

But she never reached the airport, according to police, and her family and her employer Tishman Speyer, reported her missing on Wednesday.

As the local search continues, Quigley said detectives are headed to D.C. to follow up on potential leads and conduct interviews alongside D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department.

“Every hour, we’re getting more concerned for her well-being,” the Cohasset police chief told “Fox & Friends Weekend.”

“We have more questions than answers,” he said.

MASSACHUSETTS MOTHER ANA WALSHE GOES MISSING, LAST SEEN NEW YEAR’S DAY 

Ana Walshe commuted from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., each week to work at a real estate job, her friends told WCVB.

Ana Walshe commuted from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., each week to work at a real estate job, her friends told WCVB.
(Cohasset Police Department)

Massachusetts State Troopers and other officials searched the property, backyard, pool and surrounding area of missing woman Ana Walshe's home in Cohasset, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.

Massachusetts State Troopers and other officials searched the property, backyard, pool and surrounding area of missing woman Ana Walshe’s home in Cohasset, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.
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He reiterated the statement later in the TV interview when asked about the two-alarm fire at her former home, which Quigley called “very strange circumstances.”

The cause of the fire is underdetermined and remains under investigation, according to Cohasset Fire Chief John Dockray.

But the Office of the State Fire Marshal and Cohasset police said it “does not appear to be suspicious.”

Walshe’s employer Tishman Speyer told Fox News Digital in a previous interview that it was assisting authorities “in their ongoing search for our beloved colleague, Ana, and are praying for her safe return.”

Her disappearance is being treated as a missing person’s case thus far, Quigley said, noting that there is “nothing to support anything suspicious or criminal.”

Ana Walshe missing: Massachusetts police chief says 'every hour we're getting more concerned' Video Massachusetts State Troopers and other officials searched the property, backyard, pool and surrounding area of missing woman Ana Walshe's home in Cohasset, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.

Massachusetts State Troopers and other officials searched the property, backyard, pool and surrounding area of missing woman Ana Walshe’s home in Cohasset, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.
(David McGlynn for Fox News Digital)

Massachusetts State Troopers and other officials searched the property, backyard, pool and surrounding area of missing woman Ana Walshe's home in Cohasset, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.

Massachusetts State Troopers and other officials searched the property, backyard, pool and surrounding area of missing woman Ana Walshe’s home in Cohasset, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.
(David McGlynn for Fox News Digital)

Alissa Kirby, identified as Walshe’ friend of Walshe, told WCVB that she’s concerned for friend.

“She’s a loving and loyal wife and mother of three beautiful boys,” Kirby told WCVB.

Walshe hasn’t left any digital footprint since vanishing and her cell phone has been shut off, police said. 

She was first reported missing Wednesday, the same day she had a plane ticket out of Boston Logan International Airport. 

However, she did not get on that plane, and detectives were told she was heading back to D.C. early on New Year’s Day to handle an emergency linked to one of the properties she manages.

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Firefighters battle a blaze at 725 Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, Massachusetts, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2023. The home once belonged to Ana Walshe who has been reported missing, last seen on New Year's Day.

Firefighters battle a blaze at 725 Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, Massachusetts, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2023. The home once belonged to Ana Walshe who has been reported missing, last seen on New Year’s Day.
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General view of the back of the home in Cohasset, Massachusetts, belonging to Ana Walshe, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Walshe has been reported missing, last seen on New Year's Day.

General view of the back of the home in Cohasset, Massachusetts, belonging to Ana Walshe, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Walshe has been reported missing, last seen on New Year’s Day.
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Another wrinkle in the case is her husband’s criminal past. 

Brian Walshe, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston in 2021 after being arrested a few years earlier for selling two fake Andy Warhol paintings to a South Korean buyer for $80,000, according to federal prosecutors.

Quigley said that case appears to be unrelated to Ana Walshe’s disappearance. He said Brian Walshe, who said he was asleep at the time Ana walked out the door early Sunday, is cooperating with investigators.

Police have asked the public to send any information or tips to [email protected]

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Police describe Ana Walshe as being 5 feet 2 inches tall and around 115 pounds.  

She has brown hair, brown eyes, an olive complexion and is believed that she speaks with an Eastern European accent, according to authorities.

Chris Eberhart is a crime and US news journalist for Fox News Digital. Email tips to [email protected] or on twitter @ChrisEberhart48

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