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Can Brian Walshe be convicted of murder if police don’t find his wife’s body? Here’s what legal experts say.

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There is a significant absence in the case against Brian Walshe, who prosecutors say murdered his wife, Ana, earlier this month. So far, authorities have not found the body of the Cohasset mother of three and Washington, D.C., executive.

At an arraignment in Quincy District Court on Wednesday, prosecutors inferred Brian Walshe, 47, dismembered his wife’s body and disposed of it before it was possibly incinerated at a trash facility before police could retrieve it. Police did, however, recover other evidence prosecutors believe will prove Walshe took his wife’s life.

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