The modest home located at 114 Lake Avenue in Bristol, Conn. is two hours from Boston and a world away from the North Attleborough mansion where Aaron Hernandez lived prior to his arrest.
FOX 25's Ted Daniel has spent months investigating the residence and how it plays into Hernandez's suspected double life. He shared what he uncovered in a special report during the FOX 25 News at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
The former Patriots tight end once played football across the street from the home located in a working class section of Bristol.
Mary Scalapski tells Ted Daniel when she moved next door 60 years ago it was the nicest home on the block. She doesn't feel that way anymore.
"I hear voices in the backyard, they are loud, voices and kids," said Scalapski.
The home is owned by 68-year-old Tito Valderamma, Hernandez's uncle by marriage. Bristol police tell FOX 25 Hernandez was a frequent visitor and a number of his associates were regulars at the home.
Ernest Wallace, Hernandez's so-called right hand man, and another alleged accomplice, Carlos Ortiz, were believed to be hanging out at the home in the hours before Odin Lloyd was murdered. Hernandez began sending them texts, wanting them to come to Massachusetts and to arrive there as soon as possible.
Court documents allege that within 24 hours after the murder, Wallace and Ortiz were back at 114 Lake Avenue. Authorities believe Wallace told Hernandez's cousin Tanya Singleton everything at the home. Investigators say Singleton has refused to cooperate and late last month she was slapped with a conspiracy charge for allegedly helping Wallace flee to Florida.
Police also wanted to question Singleton's husband, T.L., another Lake Avenue resident. In a bizarre twist, he died in a single-car crash on June 30, just weeks after Lloyd's murder.
Massachusetts and Connecticut authorities have searched the home at least four times. During one of those visits, they recovered a key piece of evidence from another crime investigators are probing that could be connected to Hernandez. A silver SUV was discovered locked away in the garage, collecting dust. According to court documents, it's the same SUV believed to have been used during a 2012 double murder in Boston's South End. Those same documents say it was rented in Aaron Hernandez's name.
Neighbors say they had no idea the SUV was there because they never saw it.
Police continue to show an interest in the home. Two Bristol detectives showed up the day of Ted Daniel's visit.
"I try not to think about it. My son is playing right there, number 48," said a mother whose child was playing on the same field Hernandez once played on.
Since the murder of Odin Lloyd, four people closely tied to the home, including Hernandez, have been locked up. A fifth, T.L. Singleton, is dead. As this strange saga continues to unfold, one has to wonder what other secrets 114 Lake Avenue might hold.
Ted Daniel says authorities have called everyone tied to the Lake Avenue home before the Suffolk County Grand Jury investigating the 2012 double murder in Boston. The grand jury continues to meet.
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