Authorities are still looking for the gun used to kill Odin Lloyd, allegedly by or at the behest of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. But they’ve reportedly found the weapon used in a separate double murder linked to Hernandez.
According to CBS 3, the gun was recovered in connection with the June 21 arrest of 19-year-old Jailene Diaz-Ramos. She had crashed her car in Springfield, Massachusetts, and police found a .38-caliber revolver upon searching the vehicle. Ballistics testing determined that the gun matched the weapon that fired bullets found at the scene of the July 2012 murder of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston.
It’s unknown whether Diaz-Ramos, who lives in Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Connecticut, has any connection to Hernandez. She told police that the gun belongs to a friend she referred to only as “Chicago.”
But she also said she gave her friends a ride to work, and that her friends are football players.
Curiously, police also found a locked safe in the trunk of the car; a warrant to search the safe has not yet been issued. But with the gun used to kill Lloyd still missing and with the arrest of Diaz-Ramos coming only a few days after Lloyd was shot, it’s hard not to wonder whether the .45-caliber Glock that killed Lloyd is inside that safe.