Focus intensifies on Aaron Hernandez
FOXOBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez visited the building where his attorney’s offices are located on Thursday. This comes as police continue to investigate a homicide near his North Attleboro home.
Hernandez, 23, is believed to have a connection to the homicide victim, who was found in an industrial park near the athlete’s home. Officials and family members aren’t commenting on the nature of their relationship.
Hernandez left his home in a white SUV around 11 a.m. Thursday and drove to Gillette Stadium. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team had no comment on why Hernandez was there. James said earlier the team did not anticipate commenting publicly during the police investigation. Sources told 7News, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick were not at the stadium.
He left Gillette and nearly an hour later arrived at the Prudential Tower underground parking garage in Boston.
Before Hernandez left for Boston, 7News caught up with him at a gas station. Hernandez did not have a comment about the investigation into the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Dorchester who was found in an industrial area of North Attleboro.
A jogger discovered Lloyd’s body on Monday, about a mile from Hernandez’s home. There was a large police presence at the crime scene Thursday. State troopers used metal detectors in the area.
State troopers have also searched Hernandez’s house in connection with the homicide investigation. Sources said officials are looking for DNA evidence that would put the victim inside Hernandez’s home.
A Chevrolet Suburban rented by Hernandez has been linked to the murder investigation. Sources said the motive for the murder may have been a marijuana deal gone bad.
Sources also said Hernandez and Lloyd were at a Boston nightclub over the weekend. Police have been reviewing surveillance video from the club.
Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter's office said investigators are asking for the public's help to find a silver mirror cover believed to have broken off a car between Dorchester and North Attleborough sometime before the murder took place.
On Wednesday, Hernandez’s attorney said he will not be making any statements involving the police investigation. The District Attorney has not said what role, if any, Hernandez has in the investigation.
Neighbors said there's at least one person who heard screaming or yelling sometime on Monday but didn't think much of it and didn't call the police.
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