• Source: Highway search pertains to Aaron Hernandez murder investigation


    (MyFoxBoston.com) – For the second day in a row, authorities searched an area of 128 South, including the concrete barriers, in connection to the murder investigation involving Aaron Hernandez, a source told FOX 25.

    Mass. State Police troopers and officers returned to roughly the same area along Route 95 in Dedham Wednesday to resume their search for something they may not have found Tuesday or possibly for something of value.

    According to a law enforcement source, the searches are connected to the murder investigation involving former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.

    Seven investigators were out on the highway between Route 1 and Route 109 in Dedham scouring the area. They walked the shoulder and grass closest to the far left travel lane; however, it was unclear if anything was found.

    Authorities believe Hernandez traveled this route on his way back to North Attleboro the night Odin Lloyd was shot and killed. At some time during that trip, authorities suspect a side mirror from Hernandez's rental car came off or was tossed from the vehicle.

    Police have not said what they are looking for; however, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office has made two public pleas for help finding the mirror making it clear they want to get their hands on it.

    In addition to the mirror, the same law enforcement source said detectives may also be looking for ballistic evidence – evidence that could show a gun was fired from the rental car as it sped down the highway. It is possible authorities could be looking for shell casings or bullets on the ground.

    Alexander Bradley, a man who recently filed a lawsuit against Hernandez claiming he shot him in the face, was called before a grand jury Wednesday to reportedly speak about Hernandez's character.

    Hernandez remains locked up at the Bristol County House of Corrections in North Dartmouth.

    According to Sheriff Tom Hodgson, Hernandez has been a model prisoner thus far.

    Prosecutors appear to have a lot of evidence connecting Hernandez to Lloyd's murder, but lawyers for Hernandez call it circumstantial evidence at best.

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