Hernandez home again center of Lloyd murder investigation
Detectives and uniformed officers began brought in a second warrant to search Aaron Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro and his vehicles with the aid of and crime scene analysts on Saturday afternoon. The police used two dogs from the K-9 unit during the search of the backyard and other structures surrounding Aaron Hernandez’s home, in a three hour long operation involving several officers, including one with a crowbar, and locksmiths. However, the police refused to comment what they were seeking or what caused them to return to the house amid the investigation into the slaying of 27-year-lold Odin Lloyd. The police left the house with a couple of packages in tow.
A jogger stumbled upon Odin Lloyd’s body in an industrial park area a mile away from Aaron Hernandez’s home, which also happens to be not far from the New England Patriots’ training facility, on Monday. Authorities have ruled Odin Lloyd's death a homicide after he was found with a gunshot wound to the head.
Odin Lloyd’s family members said Aaron Hernandez and Lloyd were friends and the two were together the night the later died. Odin Lloyd was reportedly dating the sister of Aaron Hernandez’s girlfriend.
A state police spokesman referred all questions to the district attorney’s office. But a Bristol District Attorney’s office representative declined to comment on the ongoing investigation Saturday. Aaron Hernandez’s attorney also said he would not comment on the police searches at his client’s house.
Police in nearby Providence, R.I., said they aided the Massachusetts state police and Noh Attleborough police during the course of the investigation at a strip club named Club Desire. At this point, it was unclear whether the investigators believe Odin Lloyd and Aaron Hernandez might have been at the club days before Lloyd’s death.
Aaron Hernandez was reportedly on the verge of being arrested on obstruction of justice charges Friday evening, but he remained free as of Saturday night. Aaron Hernandez had not been cooperative with the authorities previously during the investigation as he destroyed his home security system, including video surveillance equipment, and handed his cell phone over to police in pieces, according to ABC News.
The 23-year-old Aaron Hernandez had been linked to the investigation since Odin Lloyd was driving a sport utility vehicle rented in Hernandez's name before his death.
New England Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team in not expected to comment publicly on the ongoing police investigation. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was waiting for the legal process to play-out in the investigation to Odin Lloyd’s slaying.