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DA: Third body found at home on Page Blvd. in Springfield

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Stewart Weldon (Springfield Police photo) Stewart Weldon (Springfield Police photo)

The Hampden County District Attorney revealed Thursday night that a third body has been found at a home on 1333 Page Boulevard in Springfield.

Investigators have been at the home for nearly 24 hours, and we have learned new information about a kidnapping suspect who has ties to the address.

Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said all three bodies were discovered "in and around the home." He added that the third body was recovered Thursday afternoon around 2 p.m.

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Gulluini wouldn't confirm the age or the gender of the three bodies, or where on the property they were found. 

""It's very early. We're really under 24 hours at this stage. A lot of progress has been made, that's to the credit of the detectives and the prosecutors working on the case. Much work is to be done," Gulluni noted. 

1333 Page Boulevard is the last known residence of 47-year-old Stewart Weldon who was arrested Sunday after a police pursuit in Springfield.

Officers said they found a woman in Weldon's car that was brutalized and she told police she'd been held captive for a month at the home, according to police records.

Court documents obtained by Western Mass News added, "While making these statements, she appeared to keep looking in the direction of Weldon's vehicle stating he's gonna kill me!"

Western Mass News obtained court and city documents that said the home on Page Boulevard is owned by Weldon's mother, Constance White. 

A police report details the woman's injuries a possible fractured jaw, bruises, stab wounds and large scrapes.

The woman from Sunday's incident remains in the hospital. Gulluni confirmed Thursday night that the woman is an acquaintance of Weldon.

Weldon has not been charged in connection with the bodies found, but he is being held on $1 million cash bail in connection to the kidnapping.

He faces additional charges stemming from Sunday's arrest that include carrying a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.

We're also learning that Weldon was arrested by Springfield police in 2010 after police said he robbed the Food Zone on Belmont Avenue where he was charged with trying to run down a police officer.

Neighbors said they are shaken up over hearing what happened.

"There's never been any problems. It's a nice neighborhood, it's scary," said Michelle Costa.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh confirmed with us that there is no danger to public.

We're told that this scene will be active for quite some time and to avoid the area if possible.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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