Hernandez's uncle lived 2.5 miles away from Pine Lake in Bristol, the lake where teams have been searching for the suspected murder weapon after apparently getting a tip. Police also searched Valentine's home 2 months ago, and impounded a vehicle suspected to be involved in a previous July 2012 double murder.
This is the second person associated with Hernandez to die in a motor vehicle crash since his arrest. On June 30th, Thaddeus Singleton died in a single car accident, in a vehicle registered to a different uncle, Andres Valderrama. Authorities are seeking to question him at the time.