Aaron Hernandez Fiance Shayanna Jenkins' Home, Police Search Roadways Nearby for Evidence
on Jul 18, 2013 12:50 PM EDT
New England Police are searching roads near the North Attleboro home where Aaron Hernandez's fiance' Shayanna Jenkins currently lives, sources told Boston's FOX25.
The Mass. State trooper searched the Route 1 and Route 109 in Dedham, which they believed Hernandez used on his way back to his home after her allegedly murdered Odin Lloyd. The 23-year-old former NFL star shared the Attleboro, Mass. home with his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, before he was arraigned on murder charges. Investigators suspect a side mirror from the ex-New England Patriots' rental car fell off or was thrown from the automobile during the trip.
Seven officers scanned the highway, walking along the shoulder and grass closest to the far left travel lane. There are no reports as to whether the police found any evidence, however. Investigators returned to the 128 South area for the second time on Wednesday to resume their search for evidence they may not have found on Tuesday or to find new clues in their case against Hernandez.
The local police troopers have not revealed what they are searching for. However, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office has made pleas to the community to help in their search for the mirror, indicating the car accessory could be a paramount piece of evidence.
The law enforcement source said the detectives could be also looking for bullets or shell casings from the murder weapon, which could prove that a handgun was fired from the vehicle as it traveled down the highway.
On July 13, the Boston Herald reported that Shayanna Jenkins said her home was fitted with a high-tech surveillance system because of multiple break-in attempts. Hernandez hired a security system expert who visited his house in May and showed him how to cut off portions of the security system to avoid being recorded, according to the Herald's police report.
"He showed Hernandez how to disconnect specific cameras from the recording device," the police report read. "[He] went on to say that he clearly labeled the connections so that Aaron Hernandez could more easily disconnect cameras at locations within his home where and when he wanted to avoid surveillance recordings."
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