Since the investigation into Aaron Hernandez and his possible connection with a homicide began early this week, reports have repeatedly stated that he’s not viewed as a suspect. This latest report from CBS Boston is the exception.
Citing an unnamed law enforcement source, the report indicates that Hernandez hasn’t been ruled out as a possible suspect in the North Attleboro investigation. The same source added that Hernandez currently isn’t cooperating with the authorities, meaning his attitude has apparently changed from last night when police entered his home, and arrested two men who tried to leave during the search. Police also left with a box of some kind.
Earlier this morning Hernandez drove away with a woman in the passenger seat of his Audi. The link between Hernandez and the body discovered by a jogger Monday (later identified as 27-year-old Odin Lloyd of Dorchester) is a rented Chevrolet Suburban. Both the car and the victim’s body (Odin has been referred to as an “associate”) were found roughly a mile away from his home.
I’ll update this post with further information when/if it’s available.
UPDATE (1:42 p.m. ET): I almost didn’t add this update because it’s not directly related to the story above, and therefore isn’t a true “update”. Then I started thinking about how often we stick to regular journalistic practices around here, and the fact that when a follow-up item comes with the headline “HE SHOT ME IN THE FACE”, there’s a certain sense of obligation. So, here we are.