(CBS) -- Investigators are looking at former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez as a possible suspect in a 2012 double murder in Boston, reports CBS Boston station WBZ-TV.
Boston police conducted a search of Hernandez’s North Attleborough, Mass. home early Friday morning in connection with the double homicide, WBZ says.
Hernandez is being held without bail in the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, 27, of Dorchester, Mass., in North Attleborough last week. Police say his body was found near Hernandez’ home. Prosecutors assert Lloyd was slain execution-style.
The double homicide occurred in the early morning hours of July 16, 2012, in Boston’s South End.
Sources tell WBZ-TV investigators now believe Lloyd may have had information about Hernandez’s alleged role in the double murder.
“We’re following evidence, following the leads,” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley told WBZ-TV.
Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28, both of Dorchester, were killed when someone fired at the BMW they were in.
A third person was wounded. At the time, police said there were two other people in the vehicle, but both ran off before officers arrived.
Separately, authorities say they’re seeking another man in connection with the Lloyd killing.
They’ve issued an alert and wanted poster for Ernest Wallace, who’s considered armed and dangerous. They say he’s wanted for accessory after the fact in Lloyd’s killing.
State police say they’re also looking for a silver or gray 2012 Chrysler 300 with Rhode Island license plates Wallace was seen driving.
Wallace is 44 years old and is also known by the nicknames “Bo” and “Fish,” the release said.
Another man was arrested Wednesday in Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Conn., as part of the investigation. The Patriots cut Hernandez that day.