New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has retained a lawyer following a state police search of his North Attleborough, Mass., home, WBZ-TV in Boston reports.
Hernandez was driving a car with three other men as passengers — including a 27-year-old man later deemed to be a homicide victim — hours before the victim’s body was discovered near Hernandez’s North Attleborough, Mass., home, FOX 25 in Boston reported Wednesday night.
FOX 25 reported Thursday morning, crediting a source, that “forensic evidence places a vehicle driven by Hernandez at one of the crime scenes in this case.”
Although Hernandez has not been named as a suspect, multiple links have been reported to the investigation into the death of the man, identified Wednesday as Odin Lloyd of Dorchester.
According to the WBZ-TV report, Hernandez was initially cooperating with investigators, but has hired the Boston law firm of Ropes and Gray.
Michael Fee, an attorney at Ropes and Gray released a statement to the station on Wednesday.
“It has been widely reported in the media that the state police have searched the home of our client, Aaron Hernandez, as part of an ongoing investigation,” it read. “Out of respect for that process, neither we nor Aaron will have any comment about the substance of that investigation until it has come to a conclusion.”
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