What Did Cops Find In Aaron Hernandez's House?
What did they find?
What were police investigators looking for in Aaron Hernandez's North Attleborough home Saturday?
Cops spent almost four hours searching Hernandez's mansion for evidence presumably linked to an ongoing murder investigation that began Monday when a jogger stumbled on the body of a man shot in the head. Investigators arrived at his house Saturday around 1 p.m. with a pair of canine teams and left with several unmarked bags after 5 p.m.
According to ABC News, citing a spokesman for the Attleborough District Court Friday, Hernandez is the subject of a warrant drawn up on obstruction of justice charges citing the destruction of potential evidence linked to an execution-style shooting death. ABC reported that a warrant has been drafted but not yet issued by the court and does not include a murder allegation.
On Monday evening, the body of Odin Lloyd, 27, was discovered in an industrial space near Hernandez’s home and not far from a car that had been rented in Hernandez’s name. According to police, Lloyd was shot in the back of the head. Published reports indicate the slain semi-pro football player has spent time with Hernandez the weekend prior to his killing, and may have been dating the sister of Hernandez’s own girlfriend, establishing a link between the two men.
It has been reported that police were at Hernandez's house three times this week and the video security system there may contain evidence used the investigation. But the surveillance system had been destroyed. Investigators believe there is footage of Hernandez with the victim hours before the murder may have taken place. Police have also stated that the cellphone he turned over to authorities was "in pieces." The destruction of those elements are believed to be at the center of the obstruction of justice charges. Police were also prepared to question Hernandez about why a cleaning service was hired earlier in the week to scrub his mansion, according to reports.
The mere mention of Hernandez in relation to the crime this week was enough for the manufacturers of Muscle Milk to sever ties with the tight end.
"In light of the investigation involving Aaron Hernandez, CytoSport is terminating its endorsement contract with Mr. Hernandez, effective immediately," the company said in a statement Friday.
It has been a busy week for Hernandez's legal team.
Unrelated to the Lloyd murder investigation, a lawsuit filed last week accused Hernandez of accidentally shooting Alexander Bradley in the face in February during an argument. He was also questioned in a shooting investigation while he was a student at the University of Florida, but he was never charged.