They will not say why they want it, but investigators remain keenly interested in finding a side mirror from the Nissan Altima believed driven by former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez on the day prosecutors said he allegedly orchestrated the killing of Dorchester resident Odin Lloyd.
Police have been searching for the mirror since the early days of the investigation, after Lloyd was shot to death early on the morning of June 17 in an industrial park near Hernandez’s North Attleborough home.
Authorities have renewed their plea for the public’s help in finding the mirror, which “may be found in a wooded or secluded area, somewhere close to the route from Fayston Street in Boston down [Interstate] 95, to Ronald C. Meyer Drive in North Attleborough,” the street on which Hernandez lived, North Attleborough police and the Bristol district attorney’s office said in a statement.
Former Middlesex district attorney Gerard T. Leone, who is not involved in the case but has vast experience as a prosecutor, said recovering the mirror could help investigators establish the path of the car the night of the slaying. Police may also believe the mirror contains blood or other evidence of the crime. Finding the mirror could also help authorities test the veracity of a witness who may claim to have information about what happened on the drive the night Lloyd was killed, he said.
Hernandez has been charged with murder. Two of his associates, Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, also face charges in connection with the investigation.
You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month
Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.
- High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
- Convenient access across all of your devices
- Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
- Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
- Less than 25¢ a week