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$2,750 in jewelry stolen in home burglary in Amherst

Amherst police are looking for burglars who pried open a side door before taking about $2,750 worth of jewelry from a Longmeadow Road home during daylights hours Monday.

The thieves stole necklaces, a ring and some earrings from the home in the 400 block of Longmeadow. The burglary occurred some time between 8:15 a.m. and 5:50 p.m.

Probe continues in 3 deaths; drug involvement suspected

Police today were continuing to investigate the apparently drug-related slayings of two men and a woman in an upstairs apartment at 1891 Bailey Ave.

They still were trying to identify one of the men, who police said may have been from Jamaica.

The other victims were identified as Fearon E. Williams, 28, who lived in the apartment, and Donnette McClary, 32, of Winslow Avenue. They were described as acquaintances.

Material and other evidence of cocaine packaging were found in the apartment, and "the circumstances certainly suggest that it's drug-related," Capt. Joseph Riga, Homicide Bureau chief, said Monday.

The three had been shot methodically with a 9 mm handgun sometime Saturday morning or Friday night. There were no signs of a forced entry. Two of the bodies were found on the living room floor and one on the couch.

The bodies were discovered Sunday evening.

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