New details are emerging about the mysterious disappearance of Anna, a mother of three who has been lost in the United States, and everything increasingly points to her having been murdered.
The 46-year-old Brian, the husband of the missing Anna, was arrested. He is currently suspected of the crime of misleading police officers regarding the investigation. But it appears the husband of the missing 39-year-old woman could face much more serious charges.
In the home of Brian and Anna, investigators found evidence that may indicate that Anna was actually murdered. A knife and traces of cocaine were found in the basement of the house, according to the district prosecutor’s office.
Her co-workers reported her missing on Jan. 4 after she failed to show up for work, authorities said. The police spent days searching for her in the area around their home.
As per reports, investigators found queries in Brian’s Internet search history about “how to get rid of the body of a 52-pound woman.”
On Monday night, investigators searching for the possible body of Anna were digging through trash in a nearby town, according to a source with direct knowledge of the investigation.
Crime scene tape was also placed outside and around dumpsters located in an apartment complex near Brian’s mother’s home. Brian claimed he went to visit his mother after his wife disappeared, investigators said.
Police now believe Brian deliberately delayed the investigation and gave false information just to buy time and lead police astray.
“The fact that he was asked a specific question and gave a false answer that led investigators out of the area caused a clear delay in the search for the missing person, Anna,” said prosecutor Lynn.
Husband Brian told police he last saw his wife early on the morning of Jan. 1, when he said she took an Uber or Lyft to the airport to fly to another state. Her co-workers reported her missing on Jan. 4 after she failed to show up for work, prosecutor Lynn said.
But a police investigation revealed there was no Uber or Lyft ride on New Year’s Day, and she never boarded the flight. It was also discovered that her cell phone signal was located at her home later that day.
The investigation also called into question some of Brian’s other claims. He told investigators he took the child out for ice cream on Jan. 2, but surveillance footage showed he bought $450 worth of cleaning products at Home Depot that day.
According to Lynn, police obtained a search warrant and discovered a broken and bloody knife in the home’s basement.