Aaron Hernandez is currently sitting in jail awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd. While he waits, investigators have been hard at work linking other murders to the former New England Patriots tight end.
Two men were killed outside of a Boston bar in July of 2012. The case, to this point, had been unsolved due to the missing weapon. According to CBS 3 Springfield, that is no longer the case as the weapon was found in a trunk of a car following an accident and sent off for ballistics testing:
CBS 3 Springfield has learned exclusively a gun used in a 2012 murder in Boston, allegedly linked to former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, was found in a car in Springfield.
It all happened after a car crash on June 21 on Interstate 91 in Springfield.
In a state police report, Jailene Diaz-Ramos of Bristol, CT was involved in an accident and taken to Baystate Medical Center.
According to the police report, state police say they took inventory of her car and found a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver in a black briefcase in the trunk.
That gun was sent for ballistics testing. State police sources in Springfield tell CBS 3 the testing confirmed it was the weapon used in the killing of two men outside a Boston bar in 2012.
Diaz-Ramos was detained following the accident for illegal possession of the firearm, where she clued authorities in on the relationship between her and the person who could possibly be Hernandez.
According to court documents, Diaz-Ramos told police the gun belonged to a friend she referred to as “Chicago”. She told police she drove Chicago and his friends to work, and that they are football players.
She went on to say they wanted to leave the black briefcase in the trunk so they wouldn’t have to bring it into work.
Whether or not authorities will uncover the evidence that directly ties Hernandez to this weapon and these murders remains to be seen. One thing is for certain, however, with each passing day, it appears that authorities are getting closer and closer to the answers.