Images taken from real estate listing show unassuming property before 'serial killer' moved in

  • Photos show interior and yard of Massachusetts home before it was purchased by the mother of Stewart Weldon
  • America Lyden, 33, Kayla Escalante, 27, and Ernestine Ryans, 47, were found dead at Weldon's home
  • The women had all been missing for several months, some since last June 
  • Their relatives spoke out on Tuesday as their deaths gained more attention 
  • Weldon, 40, is in custody on kidnapping charges but has not yet been charged over their deaths  

By Ariel Zilber and Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:22 EDT, 5 June 2018 | Updated: 19:00 EDT, 5 June 2018

Images of the home where the bodies of three women were found after they were killed by a suspected serial killer surfaced for the first time on Tuesday.

The photos show the interior and backyard of a home in Springfield, Massachusetts before it was purchased by the mother of Stewart Weldon.

Weldon, 40, was arrested by police for kidnapping but has not been charged in connection with the deaths of three women whose bodies were found on the property. 

The photos of the interior were provided by the realtor site Zillow. 

The exterior of the home at 1333 Page Blvd. in Springfield from 2016 before Stewart Weldon's mother purchased it
The exterior of the home at 1333 Page Blvd. in Springfield from 2016 before Stewart Weldon's mother purchased it

The exterior of the home at 1333 Page Blvd. in Springfield from 2016 before Stewart Weldon's mother purchased it

The lawn and landscaping at the home on Page Boulevard was pristine in this 2016 photo. Investigators remained at the home June 4 where they dug rectangular holes in the overgrown yard

Police discovered three corpses 'in and around' the home. This is a photo from 2016 before Weldon's family owned the home
Police discovered three corpses 'in and around' the home. This is a photo from 2016 before Weldon's family owned the home

Police discovered three corpses 'in and around' the home. This is a photo from 2016 before Weldon's family owned the home

A photo of the backyard is seen in the image above. It has been reported that the backyard has been dug up in a search for evidence
A photo of the backyard is seen in the image above. It has been reported that the backyard has been dug up in a search for evidence

A photo of the backyard is seen in the image above. It has been reported that the backyard has been dug up in a search for evidence

One of the home's three bedrooms is seen in the image above
One of the home's three bedrooms is seen in the image above

One of the home's three bedrooms is seen in the image above

The photo above shows the main living room as it appeared before Weldon moved in
The photo above shows the main living room as it appeared before Weldon moved in

The photo above shows the main living room as it appeared before Weldon moved in

The home's kitchen is seen in the image above. Weldon's mother, Constance White, purchased the home in May 2016 for $125,000
The home's kitchen is seen in the image above. Weldon's mother, Constance White, purchased the home in May 2016 for $125,000

The home's kitchen is seen in the image above. Weldon's mother, Constance White, purchased the home in May 2016 for $125,000

The image above shows a shower
The image above shows a shower
The picture above shows a sink in the bathroom
The picture above shows a sink in the bathroom

The image on the left shows a shower. The picture on the right shows a sink in the bathroom

The images above show the kitchen inside the home in Springfield, Massachusetts
The images above show the kitchen inside the home in Springfield, Massachusetts
The images above show the kitchen inside the home in Springfield, Massachusetts
The images above show the kitchen inside the home in Springfield, Massachusetts

The images above show the kitchen inside the home in Springfield, Massachusetts

The above room appears well furnished and the walls are painted purple
The above room appears well furnished and the walls are painted purple

The above room appears well furnished and the walls are painted purple

The value of the property jumped considerably in just a span of three years. In 2012, the estimated value of the home was $70,000
The value of the property jumped considerably in just a span of three years. In 2012, the estimated value of the home was $70,000

The value of the property jumped considerably in just a span of three years. In 2012, the estimated value of the home was $70,000

Another of the three bedrooms in the home is seen above. Rental would have cost a tenant approximately $1,300 a month, according to Zillow
Another of the three bedrooms in the home is seen above. Rental would have cost a tenant approximately $1,300 a month, according to Zillow

Another of the three bedrooms in the home is seen above. Rental would have cost a tenant approximately $1,300 a month, according to Zillow

The distraught relatives of three women whose bodies were found at the Springfield 'serial killer's' house of horrors last week spoke out to tell of their shock and grief. 

America Lyden, 33, Kayla Escalante, 27, and Ernestine Ryans, 47, were identified on Monday as the women whose bodies had been discovered on May 30 and May 31 at Weldon's home in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

Ryans had been missing since March, Lyden since December and Escalante is believed to have gone missing around the same time. 

Could they have been saved? America Lyden (left) was reported missing in December, the same month Weldon was released. Kayla Escalante (right) also disappeared around the same time. Both were found dead on his property on May 30 and 31
Could they have been saved? America Lyden (left) was reported missing in December, the same month Weldon was released. Kayla Escalante (right) also disappeared around the same time. Both were found dead on his property on May 30 and 31
Could they have been saved? America Lyden (left) was reported missing in December, the same month Weldon was released. Kayla Escalante (right) also disappeared around the same time. Both were found dead on his property on May 30 and 31
Could they have been saved? America Lyden (left) was reported missing in December, the same month Weldon was released. Kayla Escalante (right) also disappeared around the same time. Both were found dead on his property on May 30 and 31

America Lyden (left) was reported missing in December, the same month Weldon was released. Kayla Escalante (right) also disappeared around the same time. Both were found dead on his property on May 30 and 31

Weldon was arrested on May 27 after being found with a woman in his car who claimed he'd kidnapped her. She had been stabbed in the stomach and told police she thought she was going to die. 

Ernestine Ryans, 47, was the third woman found dead. She had been missing since March
Ernestine Ryans, 47, was the third woman found dead. She had been missing since March

Ernestine Ryans, 47, was the third woman found dead. She had been missing since March

On Tuesday, as prosecutors continued to build their case against him  (he has been charged with two counts of kidnapping but is not yet facing charges in relation to the bodies), the victims' families urged authorities to take harsh and swift action. 

'She didn’t deserve for her life to end in the manner in which it did. 

'And that’s the hardest part for us that she died alone and we couldn’t be there to help,' Ernestine's brother Anthony told NBC Connecticut on Tuesday. 

Escalante filed a police report in December but that is thought to be the last record of her being alive. 

The 27-year-old was a mother-of-one. 

America Lyden, who also went by America Canales, was reported missing by her family in December but she had not been seen by them since last June. 

Police are pictured searching the man's home on May 31. Weldon was already in custody after being pulled over for a broken taillight. He had a woman in the car who said she was his hostage
Police are pictured searching the man's home on May 31. Weldon was already in custody after being pulled over for a broken taillight. He had a woman in the car who said she was his hostage

Police are pictured searching the man's home on May 31. Weldon was already in custody after being pulled over for a broken taillight. He had a woman in the car who said she was his hostage

Flowers and candles are left with a message, "I love you Yakla" on Page Boulevard outside the home
Flowers and candles are left with a message, "I love you Yakla" on Page Boulevard outside the home

Flowers and candles are left with a message, "I love you Yakla" on Page Boulevard outside the home

Diamond Matos Canales, left, Marco Martinez, center, stand as a neighbor offers her condolences to the sibilings and their mother, Mardeli Canales, sitting, sister of America Lyden Canales, one of Weldon's victims
Diamond Matos Canales, left, Marco Martinez, center, stand as a neighbor offers her condolences to the sibilings and their mother, Mardeli Canales, sitting, sister of America Lyden Canales, one of Weldon's victims

Diamond Matos Canales, left, Marco Martinez, center, stand as a neighbor offers her condolences to the sibilings and their mother, Mardeli Canales, sitting, sister of America Lyden Canales, one of Weldon's victims

Marco Martinez, nephew of America Lyden Canales, one of Weldon's victims, stands near his mother and sister of America, Mardeli Canales, near the home in which her body was found
Marco Martinez, nephew of America Lyden Canales, one of Weldon's victims, stands near his mother and sister of America, Mardeli Canales, near the home in which her body was found

Marco Martinez, nephew of America Lyden Canales, one of Weldon's victims, stands near his mother and sister of America, Mardeli Canales, near the home in which her body was found

 

On Monday, her cousin paid tribute to her saying: 'America was loved by her family very much, very deeply, unconditionally.' 

Weldon was arrested in October last year after taking on nine cops who saw him beating a woman in the street. In December, he was released on bail. He is pictured in his May 27 mugshot 
Weldon was arrested in October last year after taking on nine cops who saw him beating a woman in the street. In December, he was released on bail. He is pictured in his May 27 mugshot 

Weldon was arrested in October last year after taking on nine cops who saw him beating a woman in the street. In December, he was released on bail. He is pictured in his May 27 mugshot 

Her sister Mari said the discovery of her body was a devastating end to months of searching for her. 

'This is clearly not the outcome many of us had hoped and prayed for.

'As most of you know, America had been missing for many months.

'Friends and family along with Springfield police had been searching for her since last December,' she said. 

She later told  The Republican that her sister was 'sweet' and was a mother to two daughters. 

'My sister was a good human being. 

'She was just going through her struggles,' she said. 

She told how they had last spoken a year ago and that her sister was known to go offgrid at times.

Escalante's family has not yet spoken out. 

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