Westfield residents demand answers on mysterious investigation

Police say the law prohibits them from releasing information

Westfield Transfer Station

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It has been almost a week, and Westfield residents are getting frustrated with the lack of information on an investigation in their city.

On May 5, police started investigating two locations. One of them, at the Westfield transfer station, where police continued to search through piles of garbage Thursday. However, no one knows what they are looking for, and it’s making nearby residents uneasy.

“Everybody wants to know what’s going on, but nobody knows what going on… they’re not giving out any information at all,” said a Twiss Street resident who wished to remain anonymous.

Still little information about ongoing investigation in Westfield

The Hampden County District Attorney’s office, along with local and state police, have all said state law prohibits them from releasing any information.

However, we do know less than two miles away from the transfer station is the second location of their investigation. Residents there at Colonial Pine Acres apartments on Southampton Road are fed up.

“It’s sort of frustrating, because you don’t know what’s going on. There’s different things going on on Facebook or somewhere else. It’s totally different,” said Kelly Gustafson, a resident at the complex. “I don’t know what to believe.”

Police, District Attorney conduct investigation in Westfield

All the speculation of Facebook forced one resident to take a stand. “Mind their own business and let the truth come out and stop putting people’s name in the dirt not knowing what’s really going on. People are assuming and saying unnecessary stuff and its not okay,” said another complex resident who wished to remain anonymous.

22News contacted Westfield and State Police along with the DA’s office. They all said they can’t give any information right now.  We will let you know if and when that changes.