Source: Hernandez being looked at in connection to Boston double-homicide


BOSTON ( -- Boston police visited Aaron Hernandez's North Attleboro home Thursday night hours after FOX 25 first broke investigators are looking into Hernandez in connection to a double homicide that happened on July 16, 2012 in downtown Boston.

Three Boston police cruisers parked in Hernandez's driveway. Mass. State Police were at the home earlier the in the day. There is no word on what either department was looking for or if they recovered anything.

According to the Boston Police blog from that date, officers responded to the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street just after 2 a.m. When they arrived, they found three people had been shot, two fatally, as they sat in a car at a traffic light.

The men were identified as Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu. The FOX 25 source said the men, who worked at a cleaning company in Dorchester, had just left a bar in the area.

Furtado and Abreu were sitting in the front seat of the vehicle when witnesses said the occupants of a gray or silver SUV with Rhode Island plates opened fire on it. The surviving victim was in the back seat. Investigators believed two others in the car fled the scene.

The source said that investigators were looking into Aaron Hernandez in connection to the killing.

FOX 25 sources say Hernandez and the shooting victims were all seen at Club Cure in Boston's theatre district. Sources claim there was some sort of fight between them. Furtado's family members confirm that he was with Abreu at a club in Boston on the night of their murders.

Safiro Furtado's mother, Maria Teixeira, spoke with FOX 25's Ted Daniel Thursday afternoon via a translator. She said FOX 25's report was the first time she has heard Hernandez's name connected in any way to her son's murder. Furtado was from Cape Verde and had only been in the U.S. for five months at the time of his death.

According to a memorial fundraiser website for Abreu, he was born in Cape Verde, but emigrated to Boston in 2008. He dreamed of serving in the military and one day becoming a Boston police officer.

Boston police went to Conn. Thursday to impound a gray SUV they say is connected to Hernandez.

On Wednesday, Hernandez was charged with murder in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, of Dorchester.

An investigation is ongoing.

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