Police locate rental car prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez rented so accomplices could get away


North Attleboro police confirmed on Friday morning that the Chrysler 300 they had been searching for in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd has been located in Bristol, Conn. The car is believed to have been rented by Aaron Hernandez and has also been tied to 41-year-old Ernest Wallace, for whom police are searching.

Wallace was last seen driving the Chrysler, which you see above courtesy of the Boston Globe’s Wesley Lowery, and is considered to be armed and dangerous. The car was seized early Friday morning.

On Thursday, police issued a wanted poster for Wallace, who is accused of being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Lloyd. Fox 25 Boston shared a photo of the poster and other photos of Wallace here:

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Aaron Hernandez’s motive for killing Odin Lloyd could reportedly be tied to 2012 double murder

Aaron Hernandez PatriotsAaron Hernandez was formally charged with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd on Wednesday, but to this point the prosecution has not revealed anything about what investigators believe the former New England Patriots tight end’s motive would have been for killing. On Thursday, a report surfaced claiming police are investigating Hernandez as a possible suspect in a double murder that took place in Boston in July 2012. Now, a separate report indicates the two cases may be linked.

On July 16, 2012, two men were shot to death while they waited in a car at a red light. Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a fight that had broken out at a Boston club called Cure earlier in the night between two men and a group that included Hernandez. Two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, were killed while three others survived the shooting. The murders were left unsolved.

According to the Boston Globe, law enforcement officials now believe that Lloyd may have had information about the July 16 double murder, which may have motivated Hernandez to kill him.

“The motive might have been that the victim knew [Hernandez] might have been involved,” one of the officials reportedly told the Globe.

Neither police nor the families have had information about the deaths of Abreu and Furtado, believing they had no ties to gangs or criminal activity. The SUV from where the shots were fired at the victims was never recovered.

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Obviously, there are still a ton of moving parts and unanswered questions surrounding both Lloyd’s murder and the double murder from last summer. If the two cases are linked and Hernandez was involved with both, his chances of ever playing football again — or not spending his life in jail — could become even slimmer.

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Odin Lloyd allegedly texted his sister he was with NFL player minutes before murder

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27-year-old Odin Lloyd was murdered last week, and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the case on Wednesday.

The two men were said to be friends — Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee — and prosecutors allege that Hernandez was upset with Lloyd over some things, including that he spoke with some people with whom Hernandez had troubles.

So far, only Hernandez has been arrested in the case even though two others allegedly were with him in a car just before Lloyd was murdered. Statements from the prosecutor indicate that Hernandez was with Lloyd around the time the semi-pro football player was murdered.

According to the prosecutor, Hernandez texted two friends and told them to hurry back to Massachusetts that night. The three men allegedly picked up Lloyd around 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

Lloyd may have grown nervous while they were driving around in the car. He supposedly sent text messages to his sister hinting that he was with an NFL player.

“Did you see who I am with?” Lloyd supposedly texted to his sister.

When she asked who, Lloyd answered, at 3:22 a.m., “NFL,” then, a minute later, “Just so you know,” according to ESPN.

Prosecutors allege that minutes later, workers at an industrial park heard gunshots.

Hernandez was denied bail.

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Aaron Hernandez reportedly destroyed home security system, cell phone

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez truly is looking worse by the minute, as the reports of his potential involvement with the murder of Odin Lloyd continue rolling in at a furious pace. Police have already searched the New England Patriots tight end’s home in North Attleboro, Mass., but authorities are reportedly planning to return on Thursday with another warrant based on evidence that Hernandez destroyed his home security system.

According to ABC News, an investigator and law enforcement sources have confirmed that Hernandez’s home security system — which included video surveillance — has been intentionally destroyed. His attorneys also reportedly handed over a cell phone to authorities that was “in pieces.”

It gets worse. Police are also reportedly interested in finding out why a cleaning crew was hired on Monday to scrub Hernandez’s $1.3 million home.

Of course, there could be a logical explanation for this series of coincidences. Hernandez could have smashed his cell phone after he got into an argument with his girlfriend. The security system may not have worked properly so he became so frustrated he decided to destroy it. As for the scrubbing of the house, well, NFL players in their mid-20s tend not to be very neat.

Let’s recap. Since Tuesday, Hernandez went from being questioned in a murder investigation but not a suspect, to not being ruled out as a suspect, to having been with the victim the night of the murder, to multiple reports that he is expected to be arrested in connection with the investigation. Now, he has allegedly destroyed potential evidence. Other than that, there has been very little excitement in the life of Aaron Hernandez over the past few days.

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Aaron Hernandez to reportedly be arrested in connection with Odin Lloyd murder

Aaron Hernandez PatriotsRoughly 12 hours after a plethora of new information surfaced regarding Aaron Hernandez’s potential involvement in the murder of Odin Lloyd, a report from Boston.com’s Steve Silva has cited a law enforcement source who claims Hernandez is going to be arrested.

Most people saw this coming. On Wednesday night, a report from FOX 25 Boston’s Ted Daniel heavily implicated Hernandez in saying that he was allegedly at a bar with Lloyd and two others the night Lloyd was murdered. A source said Hernandez, Lloyd and two others were riding in a vehicle that night and that only three of them returned to Hernandez’s house. One of them was not Lloyd.

A law source also placed Hernandez and the victim together in two separate locations and other sources say Lloyd sent a text message to a friend that included a reference to the New England Patriots tight end.

News helicopters followed Hernandez from his home to Gillette Stadium on Thursday morning.

The more information that comes out, the worse it gets for Hernandez. Whether he pulled the trigger or not, it is certainly starting to seem like he was in some way involved with the murder. And if he was, you have to wonder how someone with so much going for them could be so incredibly stupid.

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Report: Aaron Hernandez drove car with Odin Lloyd in it, returned without Lloyd

Aaron HernandezA new report from Boston FOX 25 Boston reporter Ted Daniel heavily implicates Aaron Hernandez in the homicide case of Odin Lloyd.

The New England Patriots tight end reportedly had been uncooperative with the investigation into the homicide of Lloyd, whose body was found on Monday around a mile from Hernandez’s home. Hernandez has not been named as a suspect nor ruled out as a suspect, according to various reports. But Daniel reports some information that makes it seem like Hernandez was somehow involved or connected to the murder.

According to Daniels, Hernandez, Lloyd, and two others were at a bar the night of the homicide. At some point they left the bar, which reportedly was confirmed via text message sent by Lloyd to a friend. Daniels does not know what happened after that, but his source told him three men returned to Hernandez’s home without Lloyd.

Here’s what Daniel reported on Twitter Wednesday:

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