Ana Walshe, a missing Massachusetts woman, requested her mother to visit from Serbia a week before she vanished on New Year’s Day, according to a new investigation.
Milanka Ljubicic, 69, told Fox News Digital that her daughter’s demands to reconcile over the holidays led her to believe Walshe had “some troubles” in her life.
“She simply said, ‘Please, mama. “Come tomorrow,” said Ljubicic in an interview conducted Monday from her home in Belgrade, Serbia, and later translated into English. “Which implies that there must have been some issues.”
Walshe, a 39-year-old mother of three, went missing on January 1 after her husband, Brian Walshe, stated she was on her way to the airport for a business trip to Washington, DC. She
Brian Walshe was detained for allegedly misleading investigators looking into her disappearance and appeared in court on Monday, pleading not guilty.
Ljubicic told Fox News that her daughter texted her on December 25 to come into Washington the next day, but she couldn’t pull it off in one day.
She stated that she recommended flying the next day and then in early January, but her daughter informed her that she was not required to do so.
“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,” the concerned mother stated, stressing that Walshe’s eagerness to see her was not explained.
Ljubicic told Fox News that her daughter attempted to call her about midnight on December 31 and again shortly after, but both calls were unsuccessful. Walshe allegedly then called an older sister, who was fast asleep, as was her maid of honor, who couldn’t hear the phone because of the loud music.
“And now I’m sorry I didn’t get the phone because she’s gone,” Ljubicic allegedly remarked.
Ljubicic stated that she has never noticed “anything wrong” about her son-in-law Brian Walshe, who is being investigated for his wife’s whereabouts.
According to CNN, the husband’s internet history revealed that he sought “how to dispose of a 115-pound woman’s body” in the days following her abduction.
According to the national publication, citing two law enforcement officials, he also looked up how to dismember a body.
Investigators also discovered blood and a knife in the Washe’s basement, according to assistant district attorney Lynn Beland, who spoke in court on Monday. Washe is now being jailed on bail after being accused with lying to police during an inquiry.
He is accused of lying about his movements around the time his wife went missing, but he has not been charged with her murder.
He said he merely went to grab ice cream for his eldest son on January 2, but CCTV footage shows otherwise.
“He is not charged with murder. He’s charged with misleading investigators by not saying … he went to a Home Depot,” Walshe’s defense attorney Tracy Miner said Monday.
“That anything happened, I can’t believe it,” Ljubicic told Fox News. “In total, I spent sixteen months with my son-in-law and I never noticed anything bad about my son-in-law.”
She insisted the married couple “love each other,” but at times Ana was “irritated” by limitations because her husband, a convicted art fraudster, faced home confinement ahead of his sentencing.
“I cannot believe that he’d ever have done anything to her,” she said. “He said to the police that everything with Ana was fine.”