Law enforcement officials are investigating whether two women who have been among Aaron Hernandez’s biggest supporters, his fiancée and a close family friend, helped the former Patriots tight end cover up evidence and hide witnesses that could link him to the June 17 slaying of Odin Lloyd, newly released court documents show.
Documents submitted by police to obtain a search warrant suggest that on the day after Lloyd was fatally shot near Hernandez’s North Attleborough mansion, Hernandez, in a telephone call and text message, directed his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, to “get rid of” firearms he allegedly tucked away in the basement.
Surveillance video footage from the home monitoring system shows Jenkins carrying a large, heavy object consistent with the shape of a lock box or safe from the basement to a car, leaving Hernandez’s home at 22 Ronald C. Meyer Drive and driving toward Landry Avenue. She returned 35 minutes later without the large object.
Those details were contained in search warrant applications released Friday by a judge in Bristol, Conn., and provided to the Globe Monday by the Hartford Courant.
Police have not found the .45-caliber weapon used to kill Lloyd, but on June 19 they did find a .22-caliber handgun along Landry Avenue. Police said the weapon appeared to have been “recently discarded.”
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