Lloyd's body was found less than a mile from the home Hernandez shares with his fiance Shayanna Jenkins and infant daughter. Lloyd, 27, befriended Hernandez, 23, when he began dating Jenkins' sister, prosecutors said at his arraignment last week.
The victim had keys in his pocket to a car that had been rented by Hernandez, one of several in a fleet of rentals the former NFL star had in his name. Lloyd had also texted his sister in the minutes before he died: "Did you see who I was with?" He followed that text up with "NFL."
The case against Hernandez remains "very active and ongoing," Sutter told ABC News. Massachusetts investigators have traveled to Florida looking into "other incidents of violence" that Hernandez was alleged to have been involved in while attending the University of Florida where he played football for the Gators.
One of those incidents being investigated was the September 2007 shooting of two men. According to a police report witnesses saw a "suspect wearing a green shirt step to the curb" at 1200 W. University Ave. where a white Crown Victoria was parked.
"The suspect then pulled out a handgun and fired 4-5 shots,'' the police report states.
The driver, Justin Glass, was shot in the arm. Witnesses told police he jumped out of the car and "racked the action" of a handgun after the shooting.
The front seat passenger, Corey Smith, was hit in the back of the head but survived. A third passenger in the back seat, Randall Cason, was not hit and told police that the victims had been involved in an altercation at a Florida nightclub, Venue.
"This is my fault!" Cason was yelling near the crime scene, according to the police report. He then talked about the shooting being "retaliation" for the nightclub fight, according to police. Cason was distraught, according to the police report, and "stated several times it should have been him that had been shot and not Cory."
That morning, Cason described his assailant as a "Hawaiian male wearing a green shirt and was possibly a UF student and football player." Cason explained to police that he had been fighting with "some UF football players." One of those players, he claimed, tried to snatch his gold chain at Venue. At that point, the football players were thrown out, the report states.
Police were sent to the "springs complex" at UF where "UF football players live,'' according to the report. It also appeared that police attempted to question Aaron Hernandez – whose name is redacted – but he asked for a lawyer. A woman named Jenkins was also a witness to the shooting, but it was unclear if it was Hernandez' longtime girlfriend.
Fingerprints were lifted from a SUV believed to have been used in the shooting, and that evidence remain part of the case file. Shell casings from a .380 handgun that the shooter fired were also recovered.A composite sketch of the suspect was also created. But no one was ever charged and the case remains unsolved.
Massachusetts investigators are also interested in a barroom assault in 2007 where Hernandez was accused of punching a restaurant manager in the head, rupturing his right eardrum, in a dispute over a bill for two drinks. After he delivered the punch, according to a Gainesville Police report, Hernandez fled.
Gators teammate Tim Tebow tried to break up the fight, according to the report, and encouraged Hernandez to leave peacefully and settle the tab. Police swore out a complaint on felony assault charges but it remains unclear how the case was adjudicated. Hernandez is due back in court July 24.