COHASSET, Mass. (WWLP) – Cohasset Police are concluding the ground search for a missing mom from Massachusetts. A fire at Ana’s house Friday was determined to be an accident according to a joint news release from the Cohasset and Massachusetts State Police.
According to the Cohasset Police Department, 39-year-old Ana Walshe was last seen at her home shortly after midnight on January 1st. Friends say she is a wife and mother to three young boys. Ana is described as 5’2″ in height and weighs 115 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes, and an olive complexion. Police say it is believed that she speaks with an Eastern European accent.
A team of members from the Massachusetts State Police Emergency Response Team, a trained search and rescue unit, three K9 teams, and a Massachusetts State Police Air Wing searched the wooded area behind Ana’s home for the second straight day without results. Divers also searched a pool and a small stream without results.
Massachusetts State Police Spokesperson Dave Procopio told 22News at around 12:30 Friday, the Special Emergency Response Team and a local regional police team are beginning a search of an area adjacent to Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Route 3A).
Friends of Ana said she was supposed to catch a flight Sunday from Boston Logan International Airport to Washington, D.C., where she works, according to NBC Boston. Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley provided a live update at 10:00 a.m. Friday who confirmed that she did not board a flight from Logan Airport.
Quigley said she was reported missing on Wednesday by her husband and her Washington, D.C. employer. She left her home Sunday at around 4 a.m. and is believed to have taken a rideshare service. Police cannot confirm that she got into the rideshare service but reportedly did have her bags. Ana’s cell phone has been off since the 1st of the year and no debit, or credit cards have been active.
A K-9 unit searched the area of Ana’s home in Cohasset and showed no signs of her. Authorities searched her D.C. townhome and verified her vehicle which is normally used in D.C. is still there.
If you have seen her or know her whereabouts contact the Cohasset Police Department, Detective Harrison Schmidt, at 781-383-1055 extension 6108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.