Investigators returned to home of missing Cohasset woman

This is a photo of missing person, Ana Walshe of Cohasset. (Courtesy of Cohasset Police Department)

COHASSET, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts investigators returned to the home of a Cohasset woman who has been missing for a week.

Ana Walshe, 39, was last seen in the morning on New Year’s Day in her Cohasset home.

She was reported missing three days later by both her husband and employer.

Cohasset police Chief William Quigley said since Jan. 1, Walshe’s cellphone and credit and debit cards have been inactive.

ABC 6’s sister station WCVB said around 9 a.m. Sunday, multiple marked and unmarked police cruisers showed up at Walshe’s home off Chief Justice Cushing Highway.

Investigators were spotted walking around the home, taking photographs, and going inside the home.

WCVB reporters saw young children being taken out of the home. Walshe is the mother of three boys between the ages of two and six.

Reporters also saw a red truck drive up to the home and drop off an older woman.

The woman spent several minutes speaking with investigators. Later, she was seen leaving the home with the children in a different car.

WCVB reporters said they then saw a man leave the home in a separate car shortly after.

Sunday’s search follows a statement from Massachusetts State Police Saturday that the ground search had concluded after two days of negative results.

During the ground search, 20 troopers from the MSP Special Emergency Response Team, a specialized unit trained in search and rescue operations, as well as three K-9 teams, Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council officers and the State Police Air Wing Unit looked for any clues in the wooded area near Walshe’s home.

Authorities said crews also searched a small stream and a pool.

Additionally, investigators ultimately determined the fire at Walshe’s former home Friday was accidental.

Quigley told WCVB that the family owns a townhouse in D.C., but added that the Metropolitan Police Department in D.C. searched the home and found no sign of Walshe.

Walshe is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes, an olive complexion, and has an eastern European accent.

Anyone with information about Walshe’s location is asked to contact Det. Harrison Schmidt at 781-383-1055 extension 6108 or email hschmidt@cohassetpolice.com.

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