December 12, 2013 Sections
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. -- Police again searched the area near the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a week after his friend's body was found about a mile away.
Some police officers wore wetsuits Monday while searching woods near Hernandez's home, not far from the industrial park where Odin Lloyd's body was found.
Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, was found slain June 17. His relatives said he was dating the sister of Hernandez's fianc©e, that the two men were friends and that both men were out together on the last night of Lloyd's life.
The Bristol County district attorney's office didn't release any new information about the case, which their spokeswoman called "an active, ongoing investigation."
Hernandez hasn't commented on the homicide investigation, but has been seen with his lawyer.
The Patriots drafted Hernandez, who is originally from Bristol, Conn., out of the University of Florida in 2010. Last summer, the team gave him a five-year contract worth $40 million.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 25, 2013 C6