Dr Thomas Walshe dead and obituary, ‘He assumed a mantle of entitlement’

A longtime friend of Brian Walshe’s late father, a respected Boston neuroscientist, provides insight into Brian’s childhood and scheming patterns of behavior.

The friend, who asked not to be named, said he was still horrified by the evolving crime involving Bryan despite what he had witnessed over the decades. He was a close friend of Thomas Walshe for 35 years and had known Brian since he was a young boy attending private schools in Boston.

He said that as he got older, he became addicted to materialism and a lavish lifestyle. “As Brian got older, he kind of didn’t understand how people succeed in the world and put on a pretentious veneer,” he said. “There are indications that he is a liar.”

The family friend told Boston 25 News that Brian Walshe defrauded his father, Thomas, of a large sum of money in an elaborate real estate scam. He said Brian then disappeared from his father’s life. “His father never heard from him again after that,” he recalls. “His father was never the same after that.”

In 2018, his only son, Brian, was left out of his will when his father, Thomas Walshe, died during a trip to India. Court documents say Bryan destroyed the will and attempted to wrest control of his father’s estate.

“We had to intervene to stop the sale of the house. Brian was trying to claim everything in the book that claimed the will was invalid,” the friend said. The friend said he has been deeply disappointed in Brian Walsh since then.

However, he said he was appalled by the evidence investigators had uncovered so far in Ms Ana Walshe’s disappearance. “Everyone I know who knew Brian because he was such an integral part of his father’s family was equally shocked. No one said it was just a matter of time. Everyone was shocked,” he added.

Court documents cite another family friend who gave a starkly different sworn testimony in the wake of Thomas Walshe’s will scandal. “Brian was not only a sociopath, but also a very angry and violent individual,” read the affidavit filed with the court.

Ana Walshe, 39, has not been seen since New Years. Brian Walshe was charged on Monday with misleading a police investigation. He was released on a $500,000 bond and is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 9.

Multiple sources reported 25 investigations in which police seized cutting tools believed to contain biological evidence, including a hacksaw and a rug. Investigators said they found video of him buying $450 worth of cleaning supplies in cash at a hardware store. During Monday’s arraignment, prosecutors also said blood and a bloodstained knife were found in the basement of the Walsh family’s rented home.

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