Three bodies have been found at the home of an alleged kidnapper.
Police charged 40-year-old Steward Weldon for kidnapping after they pulled him over for a broken taillight on Sunday (May 27) after a high-speed chase. In the car with him was a woman who claims she was kidnapped by Weldon and advised authorities to look at the home she was held at.
When they searched the residence, they found two bodies initially and then another on Thursday afternoon, according to Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni. The bodies have not yet been identified with autopsies being conducted.
Police recovered two knives at the scene where Weldon was arrested. The unidentified woman says she was raped several times by the man, received several stab wounds, and was hit with a hammer numerous times.
CNN reports that the Department of Children and Families in Massachusetts also said they took a child into custody from the home. They did not provide any information about the child’s condition or if there was any relation to the suspect or the woman.
Authorities would also not confirm if Weldon is suspected of having anything to do with the bodies discovered at the home. Weldon had three active warrants and a revoked driver’s license at the time of his arrest, according to court records. He was arraigned in Springfield District Court on Tuesday on charges of kidnapping, threat to commit a crime, carrying a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.
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