Blood, hatchet and hacksaw found at trash site in search for missing Ana Walshe

Traces of blood and a knife were found in the basement of missing Massachusetts woman Ana Walshe (Cohasset police)

Blood, a hatchet, a hacksaw, a rug, and cleaning supplies have been discovered in trash bags at a transfer station in the search for missing mother Ana Walshe in Massachusetts.

Police dogs made the discovery in Peabody, north of Boston, on Monday, the local CBS station reported.

The 39-year-old was last seen on 1 January following a New Years Eve dinner at her Cohasset residence with a husband and a friend.

Her husband, 47-year-old Brian Walshe, has been charged with misleading the authorities working to find his wife. He pled guilty on Monday and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

The discovery of the items was shared with WBZ-TV but wasn’t confirmed by a spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey in a statement shared on Tuesday.

“Search activity conducted north of Boston yesterday resulted in a number of items being collected which will now be subject to processing and testing to determine if they are of evidentiary value to this investigation. No detail on those items will be disclosed at this time,” spokesperson David Traub said.

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