Cops impound SUV that may connect Hernandez to 2012 killings

Reuters

Aaron Hernandez is currently in jail, and won’t be getting out any time soon if ever, because he’s a suspect in the murder of Odin Lloyd. He may soon face legal trouble in the deaths of two other people in 2012 — and police have recovered what they believe is a key piece of evidence that could tie Hernandez to that case.

According to CNN, the Boston Police Department has located and impounded a silver SUV with Rhode Island registration that police have been trying to find for almost a year in connection with the shooting deaths of two people in 2012. Investigators believe that Hernandez was renting the SUV at the time of those killings.

On July 16, 2012, police found three shooting victims on a Boston street corner. Two of those victims died. Only today was it publicly reported that police believe Hernandez may have been involved in that shooting.

Police reportedly suspect that Hernandez may have killed Lloyd to keep Lloyd from saying anything about that shooting.

146 responses to “Cops impound SUV that may connect Hernandez to 2012 killings

  1. They’ve been trying to find the SUV for a year and, now that they have Hernandez in custody, they located it. These are stunning developments today. I’m not even paying attention to NBA draft speculation.

  2. I tell you what, hats off to the the policemen involved in these cases. They’ve been working their butts off.

  3. Bet they find traces of gunpowder residue in the headliner. No way the rental company cleaned it all that well. (Can probably still find his DNA it it the way most rental cars are cleaned.)

  4. The irony is that he killed the guy because he was thinking he’d talk, and that’s what ended up getting him caught on it. what an idiot

  5. If AH killed Lloyd, shot the guy in Florida in the face, and shot three more people killing two, is it appropriate to label him as a psychopath or a sociopath?

  6. He should have taken lessons from Ray Lewis – he got away with double-murder…. With the HOF waiting.—-Give it a break already Ray’s company killed them not Ray… Try some research

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  7. Stop comparing this guy to Ray Lewis and get a life so ignorant and I’m not even a ravens fan

  8. Someone is talking to the police against Hernandez. All the sudden they find this SUV? Someone tipped them off to it and told them right where Hernandez rented it from. I bet Hernandez rented it under his own name and was in possesion of the vehicle on the date of the murders last july. I bet that the person who gave the information is an eyewitness to those 2 murders and the Lloyd murder.

  9. I keep thinking about when Aaron was quoted saying that he needed to change and be a better man for his daughter`s sake, etc. What we do not know is the scary part…the sloppiness with which this latest incident was done may have resulted from years of him realizing there was no need for being discreet, because nothing bad ever came of his actions.

  10. The cops might solve a whole string of murders if they just track Hernandez’s credit records for vehicle rentals.

    “Look man, if we rent this car they’ll never know it was us”

    Rental agent, “Mr Hernandez, if you’ll just provide a driver license, proof of insurance and a credit card…”

    “Whatever dude, here you go.” “Like I was saying, it’s like we’ll be invisible to the world. No trace whatsoever.”

  11. Some day we will all look back at this and say, damn we had the dude convicted and he still got off.

  12. No way they just stumbled on that SUV today, somebody is talking, most likely the 3rd guy and he is giving up everybody and everything to save his skin, thats your key witness right there.

  13. Are the Patriots front office running a re-hab center or an NFL franchise? The questionable characters they have brought into the Boston area to live and play for them the past years is pathetic.

  14. The cops found an inscription carved into the steering wheel reading, “This is my killing kar (sic) – Aaron.”

  15. If the police suspected A-Hern at that point but said nothing, how many others could there be?

    Better start checking with Gainesville authorities.

  16. Doesn’t this remove all doubt that one or both of Hernandez’s friends have flipped on him? It’s just too convenient for the police to locate a SUV they’ve been unable to find for over a year right after it may be tied to Hernandez.

  17. and everyone thought Gronk was the a knucklehead….how embarrassing for the pats and the NFL. Goodell has to be fuming.

  18. I’ve thought this for a while. I know Bellichick gets tons of credit for finding hidden draft gems and turning around careers, but he’s always taken chances on guys with questionable character. The Bengals have gotten that rap in the past, but I’ve always wondered how the Pats got away with bringing in guys like Corey Dillon (former crack dealer), Randy Moss (three colleges in three years because of drug use), Donte Stallworth (DUI manslaughter), etc. and finding success with them. I guess taking chances on guys with questionable character but a high football upside finally caught up with them.

  19. This deserved to be “retweeted”

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Jun 27, 2013 3:35 PM

    They’ve been trying to find the SUV for a year and, now that they have Hernandez in custody, they located it. These are stunning developments today.

  20. Why does a guy rent a car so often and never leave the area? Just to commit his crimes?

  21. If this psychopath is some kind of serial killer, hopefully the FBI will take over and charge him with Federal crimes that will carry the death penalty. The piece of inhuman trash deserves it.

  22. I knew Hernandez would get into trouble as soon as Tebow was signed, he always gets Hernandez
    in trouble.
    @Florida and NE.

  23. You gonna need those gang ties in jail homie!

    TE 84532-12 is his new number on the prison squad!

  24. I said that many times before!!

    The idiot rented a SUV under his name via his credit card!!!

    When the police checked the credit card statement and saw this rental charge, it was just a matter of time before they put two and two together!

    Hernandez is an idiot !!! Guess he never learned anything in regular school or gang school!!

  25. Ray Lewis 1
    Rae Carruth 1.5
    OJ 2
    Aaron Hernandez 3.5 *
    *(.5 represents man shot in face who did not die)

    The results are in. Aaron Hernandez is now the greatest murder in NFL history!!!! Congrats Aaron. As our winner you get a life time supply of orange and green prison jumpsuits. Here to accept his award is his daughter who will never get to see her dad away from a prison cell.

  26. Okay, help me out here. How does renting a car shield you from anything if you have to use your own credit card to pay for it? Is A-Hern that dumb?

  27. I think Odin Lloyd was close to telling these 2 peoples homies that Hernandez was the trigger man and Hernandez, fearing for his life, was forced to kill Lloyd before he could let them know. If he had told, these guys people would be looking for Hernandez right now.

    I dont think Lloyd wanted to snitch on Hernandez to the police, he was going to snitch on Hernandez to a rival gang.

  28. AHerm was high as a damn kite forgot he was in Mass and not in Florida expecting the gators to come take care of the body. Despicable excuse of a human being

  29. I’m trying to come up with a catchy serial killer name. The Rental Car Scrapper? No, that’s no good.

  30. packfntk says:
    Jun 27, 2013 3:43 PM
    This brings a whole new meaning to referring to Hernandez as “One of Brady’s Weapons”.

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    Hilarious!

  31. Stop with the Ray Lewis comparisons. Ray Lewis isn’t in this guys league. Double homicide and a murder to cover that? League of his own.

  32. joteri says:
    Jun 27, 2013 3:41 PM
    Aaron Hernandez is an embarrassment to the United States. Cut his balls off and let him rot for the next 60 years.
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    No, our government is an embarrassment to the United States. Hernandez is an embarrassment to himself and his family.

  33. thesteelers says:
    Jun 27, 2013 3:57 PM
    I’m trying to come up with a catchy serial killer name. The Rental Car Scrapper? No, that’s no good.
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    The Patriot Missle.

  34. irishjugalo says: Jun 27, 2013 3:39 PM

    Everyone who listens to rap music knows that if you snitch, you get your cap peeled.

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    Seems that was a mob credo long before rap music came into existence so that would make it more likely Frank Sinatra, Frankie Vali, etc which I don’t believe were rappers.
    So,that in turn makes you a stupid bigot.

  35. One of the two other guys have rolled on Hernandez and spilled everything to the police. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the two other were with Hernandez in 2012 and have laid it all out on the line.

  36. xxwhodatxx says:
    Jun 27, 2013 3:37 PM
    After a year of searching,they conveniently find the car a day after Hernandez is arrested?

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    NO, after he was a possible link, they ran a check against his name and rental cars and found……what for it……an SUV that matches the description from the sametime. Allow the cops to be smart at investigation.

    Renting cars, why not rent a gun too, AH is a superior dumbass.

  37. Can’t they drain his bank accounts and give the money back to the Patriots? His family shouldn’t be able to use any of it.

  38. Ok, maybe the Pats are dumb, and got duped into giving him 40mil … whatever … but, how the hell did this guy get away with all this crap … nothing came to light until 2 weeks ago … Anyone?!!?

  39. Why is it so hard to believe that a killer can also be a pro football player? Money? These dudes are crazy, it doesn’t matter how much money or fame they have, they’re not right in the head.

  40. This dude is starting to make Charles Manson look like a good guy. The NFL’s first Serial Killer.

  41. wesleyt4 says:
    Jun 27, 2013 3:59 PM
    Stop with the Ray Lewis comparisons. Ray Lewis isn’t in this guys league. Double homicide and a murder to cover that? League of his own.

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    Ray wanted to join Hernandez’s crew, but he couldn’t cut-it.

    Waka waka waka…

  42. markaw31 says: Jun 27, 2013 3:43 PM

    Why is this guy renting so many vehicles???

    So he didn’t get blood and bullet holes in his cars, of course!!!

  43. I’m starting to think the police need to check out all of Hernandez former rented rides and check them for evidence.

    Aaron Hernandez pre-crime check list:

    1) Take photo of self pimping with gat
    2) Rent car
    3) Call homies
    4) Drive around for hours before driving to nearest industrial park
    5) Bust caps in fool’s ass
    6) Leave rental car within walking distance of crib
    7) Enter house with gat in plain sight so can admire in surveillance camera(s) later

  44. deadeye says:
    Jun 27, 2013 3:40 PM
    If AH killed Lloyd, shot the guy in Florida in the face, and shot three more people killing two, is it appropriate to label him as a psychopath or a sociopath?

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    I believe you are considered a serial killer after the 3rd murder.

  45. Patriot fans will be financially supporting their millionaire prisoner for the next 60 years after spending millions to prosecute him.
    Everytime I see an update, I see 8 cops standing around watching 3 guys work. smh

  46. Most of these old boys don’t have nothing. Never had nothing to start with. But you, You had it all. Then you let your teammates down, got yourself caught with your hand in the cookie jar.

  47. First, criminals rent cars because it helps shield them from contraband found within if they are pulled over (“officer, I had no idea there was a gun/weed in the glove compartment. The rental company’s at not have cleaned it).

    Second, once you think AH is involved in the double, and you know a grey SUV was involved, it would take about two hours to find the car with nothing but cc records and car rental records. It’s not a huge caper to unravel.

  48. He probably rented the silver SUV from the same place he rented the other SUV found during the Lloyd murder investigation. I can see it now “Hey Joe, isn’t that the silver SUV we’ve been looking for in that other case?” Pretty easy to follow the trail when you leave breadcrumbs and don’t vary what you do.

  49. For anyone who’s interested:

    Murders: 3
    Attempted Murders: 2

    While it’s certainly too early to know for sure, it would appear Hernandez will go down as the number one serial killer in NFL history.

    As a Patriots fan, I feel conned.

  50. AH could give lessons in How To Commit the Dumbest Crimes In History.

    He did everything to leave trails of evidence that point to him, with rental cars and videos and text messages, leaving bullet casings in rental cars and then dropping them off, with other ones next to the body, which he leaves a half mile from his house.

    If you made this stuff up, nobody would believe a murderer could be this dumb.

  51. Now we know why it took 10 days to arrest the purp.
    The “buddy” who was implicating Hernandez with all of this stuff wouldn’t stop talking.

  52. Most likely, they ran the slugs found in Loyd’s body and got a balistic match for the Boston murders…..then they checked the local retal establishments to see if he had rented a car around that time frame.

  53. Peeling back all these nasty layers of this guys life is becoming sickening. Who ever knew all this would come about from a guy thats as famous and well known as he is? I always go back to: “What in the hell was this guy thinking??”

  54. His tally, according to that math, is currently at 4.0. The double homicide would have been a triple if that third victim had died, so thats 2.5, plus Odin and the man with the shot face, brings this dirtbag’s total to 4.0 so far (allegedly) which is scary…

  55. itsfootballfolks says: Jun 27, 2013 4:22 PM

    For anyone who’s interested:

    Murders: 3
    Attempted Murders: 2
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    If convicted on what we know now, it’s actually:

    Murders: 3
    Attempted Murders: 4

  56. Once he was mentioned in connection with the 2012 murders it would be easy for the rental company to pull his history and see when and what car he had. Even if they had sold the car since they could direct police to the new owner. Not surprised they found it so quick once they knew to check his rental history.

  57. my guess is the guy that they have in custody is singing like a bird now that AH is in the slammer!!! also has anybody claimed his woman off the waiver wire lol!!

  58. 3.5 may not be it pal. Word in the 305 is that he was here for a reason when he shot that guy in the face and why there is no police report. That guy is a dealer helper in the Hernandez ring down here. There may be a few more bodies that got got by AH’s crew or himself here. The bullets up there have been linked down here supposedly to a few bodies with holes in them. So your count is gonna head higher by the time this is over.

  59. Classic case of escalation. He got away with stuff in Bristol. Then more and bigger stuff he did and got away with at the U. of Florida. And then he started murdering people and got away with it.

    This all happened because of people like football coaches looking the other way because of his skill on the football field. They didn’t do him any favors by letting his criminal behavior escalate to the point of first degree murder.

  60. I am shocked that the Patriot rookie indoctrination courses didnt teach how to do a better job of destroying evidence.

  61. This is payback for all the false witness on Ray Lewis.

    Patriot Fans get to see what a real murderer looks like and compare it to Atlanta Politicians making Ray Lewis a Scapegoat. Do the analysis, don’t just take Jim Nantz’s word on it.

  62. Next years Rookie Symposium…

    Aaron Hernandez…how to bend over in Shower

    Followed by…

    Roger Goodell session on how to destroy evidence damaging to the Patriots

  63. “Most of these old boys don’t have nothing. Never had nothing to start with. But you, You had it all. Then you let your teammates down, got yourself caught with your hand in the cookie jar.”

    Love the reference, although shaving points off a game is hardly serial murder.

    On the other hand….

    “All I’m saying is you could of robbed banks, sold dope, stole your grandmother’s pension check and none of us would have minded. But shaving points off a football game, man that’s unamerican.”

  64. It seemed strange that he was driving a rental and now another rental of his is tied to a double murder. With everything that has unfolded it makes sense that he would rent cars to help cover his tracks. However, he was certainly sloppy by destroying cell phones & security cameras, leaving shell casings, allowing the victim to text his sister, shooting the victim in an area that had cameras. Am I missing anything else?

  65. How about this for being a good friend: In Florida he shoots his buddy in the face, blowing out an eye, then dumps him in an alley to die. I would hope that my friends would at least take me to an ER after shooting me.

  66. A serial killer, WOW!…..Belicheat and Kraft must be hiding out in their offices right about now ashamed of how this guy has made their organization look.

  67. I know it’s common knowledge to drive the heck outta rental cars…..but this is getting ridiculous.

  68. obviously he didnt pay attention when bellicheck and josh daniels had that meeting about how to destroy tapes and evidence properly…

    “I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU DAD…. I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU…”

    ahh.. the drug P.S.A.s of yester year

  69. Dexter only killed deserving people. No way Dexter would have done anything to Odin Lloyd. He was a good guy.

  70. The only thing left is to try the OJ defense. Hernandez needs to gain 200+ pounds by just sitting in jail and eating. When the time comes, the defense brings the rental car outside the courtroom and in front of the judge, jury and on national TV he tries to get in.

    If his ass don’t fit, you must acquit.

  71. Man….It seems like the dude made a big mistake with this one…Perhaps he should have just payed Lloyd a big sum of money to keep him quiet. What a shame.

  72. Once they targeted Hernandez, they tapped into the super-duper NSA evesdropping on everyone website. The reason it took so much time to tie AH to this SUV is of course that NSA website has so many users from China getting in too…response time delays. Anyway they ran Hernandez against all the car rental companies to find out what he rented. The silver SUV popped up.

  73. Let me see if i got it straight…. 3 dead out of 5 shot. Thats 60%.

    Oh hell Tebow, even thé psychopath gang bangin tight end has a higher completion percentage.

  74. To the bloggers who wrote for pft; this case has taken on a life of its own. Comparisons to ray Lewis are not relevant. If the people on the site want to bring it up then that is on them. But I would suggest that ray Lewis’s name not be linked on any articles that discuss this case. At this point I would consider it defamatory.

  75. He looked smug and above it all in court again today……Boston fans must have rubbed off on him.

    New game: Name the murderer Billacheat will draft next year!

  76. The 2 victims didn’t seem like gang bangers. One was a tour guide and one a former cop. They got in an altercation at a club before being killed.

  77. Honestly I think they are just throwing stuff at him to make victims of the families happy. They can’t solve some random murder so they figure pin it on this guy who has millions, the family won’t care because some how they will get some of that money. I don’t think this guy killed anyone. I think he seen the killing but he did not pull any trigger and I highly doubt Aaron Hernandez is hanging out on Boston street corners. This is a guy that was a premier TE in the NFL, I have a hard time thinking he would throw it all away just to kill some people…
    But they did say he was in Latin Kings so I guess he is Puerto Ricans which in MA are a huge problem. These people are not nice people who hate white people…I know cause I lived there

  78. ppdoc13 | Jun 27, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT
    To the bloggers who wrote for pft; this case has taken on a life of its own. Comparisons to ray Lewis are not relevant. If the people on the site want to bring it up then that is on them. But I would suggest that ray Lewis’s name not be linked on any articles that discuss this case. At this point I would consider it defamatory.

    So free speech is something granted by raven fans. What’s next….the world as it should be according to Saint Ray Ray? You can’t be serious…wait you can you are a raven fan.

  79. Unless the prosecution is misrepresenting evidence it’s clear that Hernandez orchestrated last week’s killing and likely pulled the trigger… I don’t know about the rest, but even second degree murder in Massachusetts carries a mandatory 15 years before the possibility of parole…

  80. ok so…the police have been looking for a particular type of car potentially involved in a double-murder for almost a year and they never thought to check the possibility of it being a rental? REALLY?????

  81. steelcurtainn says:
    Jun 27, 2013 5:09 PM
    A serial killer, WOW!…..Belicheat and Kraft must be hiding out in their offices right about now ashamed of how this guy has made their organization look.
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    nah, they’re probably off to the race track.

    Taking any bets?

  82. gugurich says:Jun 27, 2013 3:48 PM

    Doesn’t this remove all doubt that one or both of Hernandez’s friends have flipped on him? It’s just too convenient for the police to locate a SUV they’ve been unable to find for over a year right after it may be tied to Hernandez.
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    Nah. Once the cops see that a guy who can afford to buy a fleet of Ferraris rents cars for his dirty work, they can check all his past rentals against unsolved crimes. Routine police work. Not saying his friends didn’t flip, though.

  83. Unless the prosecution is misrepresenting evidence it’s clear that Hernandez orchestrated last week’s killing and likely pulled the trigger… I don’t know about the rest, but even second degree murder in Massachusetts carries a mandatory 15 years before the possibility of parole

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    Does this mean he’s still a good candidate for a keeper league?

  84. The reason the SUV turned up is because the guy that is now being truthful (10 commandments), and he directed the police right to where it is/was. They didn’t just happen to find it. This guy wants to get out of jail in his 40’s at least.

    I wonder if Hernandez expected to go to jail since he was in college, ya know, all the extra tats and such.

  85. “Last year’s killings took place about a week before Mr. Hernandez reported to the New England Patriots’ 2012 training camp. The next month, the team gave him a $40 million contract extension.”

  86. “After a year of searching,they conveniently find the car a day after Hernandez is arrested?” — xxwhodatxx

    The little fish is giving up the big kahuna. Makes sense, given what happened to that other little fish. Our Mr. H. seems not to be a trusting soul.

  87. “The irony is that he killed the guy because he was thinking he’d talk, and that’s what ended up getting him caught on it. what an idiot.”
    — jerze2387

    Sweet, delicious, refreshing irony.

  88. THE OTHER PENNY…

    …yet to drop concerns the motive for the “other” murders. How soon before we hear the words “Nuthin’ personal, it wuz jus’ bi’ness.” ?

    WHICH BUSINESS WOULD THAT BE?

    How big was AH’s crew and what were they selling? To whom? In how many States? I mean, the dude was operating in MASS, RI, FL. Where else? How soon before FBI, DEA, and the other acronyms show up to play?

    Best set up the Big Top, because we may need all three rings for this circus.

  89. While the evidence is mounting and doesn’t look good for AH, the fact remains that he is innocent until proven guilty. For all of you constantly comparing this to RAY LEWIS, give it a rest. LEWIS was the only person in his party to be found guilty of anything and that was OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE–NOT MURDER. He hid evidence & lied, yes, but he thought he was protecting his friends. He went on to have a stellar career and never got in any type of trouble again. He’s retired now and has moved on from the NFL. The RAVENS organization, the city of BALTIMORE, and RAVEN NATION decided to stand behind him and that’s nobody else’s business. The Patriots feel they are doing what’s best for their team and that’s their business. But for all you people who are rushing to judge AH & RAY LEWIS, remember innocent people get arrested all the time and so do guilty ones. We don’t know what happened or why. I hope for the sake of AH’s baby daughter that his involvement is less than it seems and someone else did it. Maybe his friend or someone very close to him did this and he’s trying to protect them. We just don’t know. Stop being judge & jury of people we don’t really know. Stop being hypocritical and leave RAY LEWIS in the past.

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