The medical examiner who conducted autopsies on the bodies of three women found in a Massachusetts home concluded they had been assaulted, but could not identify a specific medical cause of death for any of them.
The women - Kayla Escalante, America Lyden, and Ernestine Ryans - were found at the Springfield home of Stewart Weldon in May.
Weldon faces murder and rape charges in connection with the deaths. He was indicted last week on 52 charges. The charges stretched over a year of time and involved 11 different victims.
The victims' death certificates obtained by Masslive.com listed the cause of death as "homicidal violence." They also say while the dates, times and locations of their injuries are unknown, they were caused by assault.
Weldon was arrested on May 27 after fleeing a traffic stop. A woman in his car said she had been held against her will.
Three bodies were found during a search of his Page Avenue home several days later.
Weldon is being held on $2 million bail and is scheduled for arraignment on Monday.
His attorney has said Weldon is looking forward to defending himself in court.