According to the Associated Press, police are investigating the New England Patriots’ former tight end Aaron Hernandez and his possible connection to a double homicide in July 2012.
No charges have been filed in the deaths of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28, who were gunned down at a traffic light after leaving a Boston Nightclub. There were two other passengers in the 2003 BMW who survived the shooting. It was reported that the shots came from a gunman in an SUV.
“There is … probable cause to believe that Aaron Hernandez was operating the suspect vehicle used in the shooting homicides … and may have been the shooter,” a now-open June 2013 warrant reads.
The warrant was used to search a Toyota 4-Runner that was linked to Hernandez and found at his uncle’s home when police first investigated the death of Odin Lloyd. Eyewitnesses at the scene of the double slaying in 2012 reported this same SUV was present.
Along with a search warrant for the SUV, police obtained a warrant to seize a bag of clothing with Hernandez’s name on it. The bag was also found in his uncle’s home in Bristol, Conn., and may contain clothing that Hernandez wore on the night of the double homicide.
Hernandez is still facing charges in the murder of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-pro football player and known associate of Hernandez. He is awaiting trial for this case in which he plead not guilty.