ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Aaron Hernandez girlfriend Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancée of the former New England Patriots player, was the subject of new search warrants released to news today. Shayanna Jenkins has not been charged in connection with the Odin Lloyd murder. But police have new allegations against Aaron Hernandez’s girlfriend.
Aaron Hernandez girlfriend Shayanna Jenkins was actively watched by law enforcement shortly after the Odin Lloyd murder, new search warrants released indicate. After the June 17 shooting of Odin Lloyd, police attempted to determine the location of that murder weapon.
As detailed extensively on LALATE, the weapon is a Glock. Detectives have recovered bullets matching the weapon from Aaron Hernandez’s condo, dubbed a flop house. They have recovered a magazine matching the weapon from a Hummer owned by Hernandez. And police have recovered at least one .45 caliber shell casing in the case. But they have yet to recover the weapon.
Days ago, officials were searching a nearby location to no avail. Now search warrants reveal new focuses by investigators. Carlos Ortiz has allegedly claimed that, after the Odin Lloyd murder, Hernandez brought the gun to his home and stored it in the basement.
Surveillance video screenshots previously detailed by LALATE show Hernandez carrying an object that appears, but is not conclusively a firearm, through his house after the Lloyd murder. But now, search warrants claim that Shayanna Jenkins allegedly left Hernandez’s North Attleboro house shortly thereafter. She is allegedly seen carrying what appears to be an object the size of a lock box or a safe through the yard. She then gets into her sister’s car. Thirty five minutes later she returns home without the object.
Detectives have not charged Shayanna Jenkins with alleged disposing of the weapon. But they have confirmed that Hernandez, in addition to a flop house, also had a US Storage unit in Bristol, Connecticut.
What did warrants find in the Hernandez-Jenkins home previously? Scales used for narcotics, a firearm, and bullets were allegedly removed from the mansion. Taken from the residence was a FEG Hungarian rifle. Also removed was “1 gunshot residue kit from mattress.” Police obtained a box of “Game Loads” .22 bullets. They also opened a safe and inside found a scale a dish they claim was used for weighting narcotics.
The case against Hernandez is unlike many others for one peculiar reason: the security cameras. Aaron Hernandez Shayanna Jenkins installed 14 cameras in 2013 for a new home security system. But some reports claim that one or more cameras allegedly might have been disabled after the murder. Much of the weight of the evidence against Hernandez has come from those cameras.