Missing Massachusetts mother-of-three Ana Walshe begged her mother to fly to the US just a week before vanishing on New Year’s Day.
The real estate executive, 39, asked her Serbian mother, Milanka Lujubicic on Christmas Day to catch a flight to Washington DC on December 26.
Ljubicic, 69, said that the sudden plea to get together over the holidays made her think there were ‘some problems’ in her daughter’s life.
It comes as police discovered ‘evidence’ at a garbage facility close to her mother-in-law’s home in Peabody, which also has a compactor.
Mother-of-three Ana Walshe, 39 (left), texted her mother Milanka Ljubicic (right) on Christmas Day, pleading with her to go to Belgrade airport and catch a flight to Washington DC the next day
Brian Walshe, of Cohasset, faces a Quincy Court judge charged with impeding the investigation into his wife Ana’ disappearance from their home Monday, Jan. 9, 202
Ana vanished on January 1 when she failed to catch a flight to Washington DC for work – with her husband Brian Washe, 46, being charged with ‘misleading’ police in regards to the investigation.
Police have been searching for the missing mother, and were last night seen digging through the trash searching for evidence days after raiding the family home in Cohasset.
Ana’s mother Ljubicic told Fox News Digital: ‘She just said, ”Please, mama. Come tomorrow”. Clearly, there must have been some problems.
‘And now I can’t forgive myself for not just letting things fall where they may, and just go, and whatever happens to me, happens.’
Officers in protective suits and police dogs were at the facility in Newbury Street in Peabody, though it is unclear exactly what was found.
It comes after Walshe told investigators that he visited his mother’s house in nearby Swampscott on New Year’s Day but got lost.
The art swindler made several Google searches for ‘how to dispose of a 115-pound woman’s body.’
Authorities initially treated the case as a missing person, but sources say they now believe Ana could have been murdered – describing her as 5’2 and 115 pounds in an appeal for her whereabouts.
Walshe (right) was earlier seen on surveillance video buying heavy duty cleaning supplies despite telling cops he had been home around the time Ana (left) was last seen alive
Brian Walshe, 46 (right), Googled how to dismember a body before his wife Ana (left) vanished
Ana, 39, was reported missing on January 4 after she failed to show up for work
TIMELINE LEADING TO DISAPPEARANCE
November 2016: Brian Walshe was arrested in connection with an $80,000 art fraud of Andy Warhol paintings. He is ordered by a court to remain under house arrest until sentencing. Walshe has yet to be sentenced for the fraud.
January 1. 2023 Ana reportedly booked a rideshare car to take her to Logan International Airport at 4am, but it is unclear if she ever got into the vehicle.
Her husband claims he went to Whole Foods and CVS, but there is no surveillance or receipts to prove he went.
January 2: Walshe tells authorities that he only left the family home in Cohasset to take his son for ice cream.
He is caught on surveillance footage buying $450 worth of cleaning supplies in Home Depot. Ana’s phone pinged in the area of the house on Jan 1 and 2.
January 4: Ana’s employer reports her as missing.
January 5: Police say Walshe is cooperating with the investigation into his missing wife.
January 8: Walshe is seen leaving the property on Sunday in a red Volkswagen. His three children were taken away in a separate vehicle.
Officers executed a search warrant at their home and found blood in the basement, along with a broken knife. The officers loaded a Volvo SUV onto the back of a truck while others searched the grounds of their home.
Police arrested Walshe on suspicion of ‘misleading’ authorities but have not charged him with anything else.
January 9: Walshe grins at reporters as he is transported to his arraignment at Quincy District Court. He was held on $500,000 cash bail.
Police search a garbage facility in Peabody and find evidence.
Walshe was earlier seen on surveillance video buying heavy-duty cleaning supplies despite telling cops he had been home around the time Ana was last seen alive.
He told police that his wife vanished after she took a car to Boston Logan Airport on January 1 at around 6am.
However, ride-share services show no pickups at the family home and Ana’s cell phone continued pinging at the property for two days.
Ana was not reported missing until January 4, when her office called the police when she failed to show up for work.
Since then, cops have been combing the seaside town of Cohasset for any sign of her.
Authorities say Walshe gave cops misleading statements about his and his wife’s actions around the time of her disappearance, buying himself ample time to clean up a possible crime scene.
Prosecutor Lynn Beland told the court on Monday: ‘These various statements caused a delay in the investigation to the point that during the time frame when he didn’t report his wife and gave various statements, that allowed him time to either clean up evidence, dispose of evidence, and causing a delay.’
Investigators impounded two trash trailers in the search, with a business owner saying police contacted him on Saturday night, adding that they were last emptied just before New Year.
Art-swindler Walshe was recorded leaving a Cohasset police station on Monday morning, where he smirked and smiled at reporters.
He was charged with fraud after allegedly selling two fake Andy Warhol paintings for $80,000 in 2016, meaning he is on house arrest pending his sentencing in federal court.
This means that he must report when he goes anywhere – but he was caught on camera going to Home Depot on January 2 after saying he never left the house except to take his son for ice cream.
Walshe was arrested on Sunday evening as detectives continued to search for his real estate executive wife.
She has not used her phone or credit cards since disappearing and has not shown up for work.
Walshe’s bail has been set at $500,000 in cash, after police searched the home the couple shared and discovered blood on a knife and in the basement.
Prosecutors at Quincy District Court say that Walshe’s statements, including claiming that he didn’t leave the house, delayed the investigation.
It is unclear who the blood belongs to, with prosecutors adding that Walshe bought himself time to ‘either clean up evidence, dispose of evidence, in causing a delay.’
Prosecutors said Walshe gave cops misleading statements about his and his wife’s actions around the time of her disappearance, buying himself ample time to clean up a possible crime scene
The Washington D.C. home of Ana and Brian Walshe
Police search a highway in Cohasset, Massachusetts, on January 7 for any sign of Ana
Walshe in court on January 9. He was charged with misleading a police investigation
Surveillance footage, which has not been released, from Home Depot proved he was lying to officers, which showed him buying taps, mops, buckets, cloths and various kinds of tape.
Court documents show that he was wearing a black surgical mask, blue surgical gloves, and made a cash purchase in the store.
Walshe claimed that he went to Whole Foods and CVS on January 1, but there were no receipts or surveillance footage to back up his claim.
Her friends say her disappearance is out of character, as she would never abandon her three young sons.
In a statement, Norfolk County DA’s office said: ‘Police developed probable cause to believe that Ana Walshe’s husband, Brian Walshe, had committed the crime of misleading police investigators.’
The couple’s three young children are being looked after while the search for their mother continues.
Authorities initially said that Walshe was cooperating with the investigation before his sudden arrest on Sunday.
A specialized State Police unit trained in search and rescue operations, three K-9 teams and the State Police Air Wing searched wooded areas near the Walshe’s home on Saturday.