Police again showed up at the home of Aaron Hernandez in North Attleboro, Mass., to collect more evidence.
A large group of officers executed another search warrant this afternoon and spent about four hours searching the mansion with the assistance of canines. Reportedly they left with about15 bags of what is presumed to be evidence. Police have searched the house and surrounding area several times previously this week.
The New England Patriots star tight end is allegedly under scrutiny in the investigation of the murder of Odin Loyd, a semi-pro football player. Loyd was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend. Lloyd, 27, was found on Monday with a gunshot to the back of his head, his body dumped in an industrial park close to a mile from Hernandez’s home in the Boston suburb.
Police have not officially named him as a suspect, and there are conflicting reports about the existence of an arrest warrant for Hernandez for obstruction of justice. The pro football reportedly smashed his home security system and his cell phone and also hired a cleaning crew to scrub the home on Monday. Investigators have reportedly accessed other surveillance footage that show the men together in the hours before the shooting.
Police also searched what is being alternately described as either a dog house or a doll/play house in the Hernandez backyard, ESPN notes. “Detectives and uniformed officers who searched the home, its backyard and playhouse did not comment to reporters on what they were looking for or what caused them to return to the house located not far from where the Patriots practice.” Detectives also searched a white SUV parked in the driveway.
Prosecutors also declined to comment on where the probe stands. “A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney’s office declined to comment on the status of the investigation, but said if there is any major development in the case there would be a public announcement.
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