Springfield police detectives have been working for days at a home located at 1333 Page Boulevard in East Springfield, where District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says three bodies have been found.
Here’s what has happened so far:
- Sunday, May 27, 2018: Springfield police attempted to pull Stewart Weldon over on Wilbraham Road in Springfield for having a broken tail light around 11:15 p.m. Police say Weldon led them on a brief wrong-way chase when they tried to pull him over. A second police cruiser eventually blocked him in on the corner of Westford Avenue and Wilbraham Road, forcing him to stop his car Sunday night. Weldon allegedly attempted to put his car into reverse, striking a cruiser.
- Sunday night into early Monday morning, May 28, 2018: Police arrested Weldon and found a woman in his car, who told police she was being held against her will at the Page Blvd. home for the past month.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018: Weldon was ordered held on $1-million-bail at his arraignment in Springfield District Court on several charges, including armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, threat to commit a crime, resisting arrest, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon, and failing to stop for police.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018: 22News first broke the news that there was a large police presence on Page Blvd. in Springfield around 9:30 p.m. Residents told 22News police had been at the location since 6:30 p.m. At least 10 Springfield police cruisers were at 1333 Page Blvd. as well as Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni and Police Commissioner John Barbieri. Police were unable to provide specific details of the incident as the investigation was still fresh.
Thursday, May 31, 2018: Hampden County DA tells the media that two bodies were found “in and around” the home at 1333 Page Blvd. Investigators continued their work at the home.
Around 8 p.m. Thursday night, Hampden DA Anthony Gulluni held a news conference where he confirmed a third body was discovered on the Page Blvd. property. DA Gulluni told 22News he could not confirm whether Weldon was being considered as the prime suspect of the three bodies found “in and around” the Page Blvd. home.
Friday, June 1: Investigators remained at the home on Page Blvd. to continue their investigation. They began using ground-penetrating radar technology to search the property.
Friday, June 1: The 22News I-Team took a deeper look into Weldon’s criminal history and discovered he was arrested twice in Westfield in 2015 and 2016, and at least a dozen times in Springfield since 2002.
Friday, June 1: The Department of Children and Families confirmed with 22News that a child was in their custody after being taken from 1333 Page Boulevard. Court documents obtained by 22News showed that Weldon has a child.
Saturday, June 2: 22News spoke with neighbors who said they were still shocked by the news.
Sunday, June 3: The investigation at 1333 Page Blvd. continued into the fourth day with no suspects named. Police put up temporary walls to block the side and backyard, as they continued their search.
Monday, June 4: Weldon appeared in Hampden County District Court and was arraigned on new kidnapping and assault charges in the morning. A not guilty plea was entered on Weldon’s behalf, as he did not speak during his arraignment. The judge set bail at $1 million, which was in addition to the $1 million bail set in the initial kidnapping and sexual assault case.
Hampden County DA held a news conference in the afternoon at 1500 Main Street to give an update on the case. The DA said the additional bail was set for new charges stemming from a separate incident involving a different victim.
The three bodies found “in and around” 1333 Page Blvd. were identified as all women. Two of the women were reported missing from Springfield in 2017 and 2018. The third woman was identified as a Ludlow resident who was never reported missing.
The DA told 22News the woman who initially accused Weldon of kidnapping was still in the hospital being treated.
Still, no suspects have been named in the three bodies found at 1333 Page Blvd. as authorities continue their investigation to figure out what happened to the three women.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018: Police searched Weldon’s former Westfield apartment at 112 Main Street. Hampden DA’s office spokesman James Leydon told 22News “nothing of note” was found at the apartment.
The DA’s office also said no additional human remains were found at Weldon’s 1333 Page Blvd. address in Springfield.
Thursday, August 16, 2018: Hampden County DA Anthony Gulluni announced the indictment of 40-year-old Stewart Weldon, more than two months after his arrest. He was indicted on 52 charges including triple murder.