(USA TODAY) -- Authorities are investigating the possible connection of former New
England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to a double murder that
occurred in Boston last summer, multiple outlets reported, that might
have something to do with the murder charge Hernandez faces in the death
of 27-year-old semi-pro football player and friend Odin Lloyd.
ABC News and The Boston Globe
said the case being examined is the drive-by shooting deaths of Daniel
Abreu and Safiro Furtado last July, before Hernandez's final season
playing for the Patriots.
According to The Globe,
investigators believe Abreu and Furtado were involved in a fight at a
club with a group that included Hernandez. Later, a car driven by Abreu
took gunfire from an SUV. Abreu and Furtado died on the scene. The case
remains unsolved -- but might prove to be a motive for Hernandez's
alleged involvement in the murder of Lloyd.
reported that investigators believe Lloyd, killed in a North
Attleborough industrial park June 17 near Hernandez's home, might have
had information about the deaths of Abreu and Furtado. Hernandez was
charged Wednesday with the murder of Lloyd and five gun-related
is being held without bail. He will appear before a Bristol County
(Mass.) Superior Court judge Thursday to appeal the bail ruling.