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Police search Westfield property as investigation into deaths of three women continues

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It's now been a week since forensics investigators and police arrived at the home of Stewart Weldon at 1333 Page Boulevard. 

Investigators were also at a Westfield address where Weldon used to live. 

Last week at this time, we were reporting on a large police presence at the Page Boulevard home.

A week later, police remain here finishing up their investigation as we are learning more about the three women whose bodies were found there.

Investigators turned their search efforts to this apartment building on Main Street in Westfield Wednesday.  Weldon lived there before moving to the home on Page Boulevard. 

A woman who said she lives inside the apartment Weldon lived in told us, off-camera, that police came with a K-9 and searched inside, going down to the basement.

She didn't want to go on-camera, but said she was shocked to learn that Weldon lived here before her.

The bodies of Kayla Escalante, America Lyden, and Ernestine Ryans were found in and around the Page Boulevard home.

Rebecca Wozniak works with HALOS, a non-profit organization that works with missing persons.  She said this case is tragic in many ways.

"I thought it was bizarre and weird because I didn't hear about it so much.  I didn't see flyers and to find out that they were missing and it wasn't all over the newspaper and it wasn't all over the news," Wozniak added.

Wozniak said that she knew Escalante personally, but hadn't talked to her recently.

Only Ryans and Lyden were reported missing to police, but Wozniak said that it's important for people to keep looking after they're first reported.

"People forget, they forget.  They see them for one minute and then forget about it and they don't follow up on it," Wozniak explained.

As police continue to investigate the circumstances around the three women's deaths, their families are just beginning the grieving process. 

"I really hope that you can find some peace and that justice will be served for the murders or homicides or whatever happened to your daughters.  I don't know that you'll ever have closure," Wozniak noted.

Weldon has not been charged in connection to the bodies found.

Meantime, we're not sure if investigators found anything at the home in Westfield. 

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