|No suspects in burglary at home of late NFL player's mother|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 06 June 2007 13:25|
No suspects have been identified in Saturday's burglary at the eastern New Orleans home of Sherry Hill, who told police that she left for her son's funeral at 10:45 a.m. and discovered the break-in when she returned around 5:45 p.m.
``It's an open case,'' said New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot. ``We don't know who did it.''
A telephone call to Sherry Hill was not answered.
Flot said a laptop and a television were among the stolen items. A rear bedroom window was apparently pried open.
``Everybody knew his funeral was on that date,'' Flot said of Hill, a former LSU star who played sparingly for the Patriots.
On Tuesday, another police spokesman indicated that investigators had identified a suspect but Flot said that was not the case.
``We are working leads,'' he said, ``but no arrest warrants have been issued and no one has been arrested.''
Hill's family, friends and teammates gathered in New Orleans for his funeral Saturday, nearly a week after he drowned in a personal watercraft accident on Lake Pontchartrain.
Besides his mother, Hill, 24, is survived by his fiancee, Inell Benn, and his 2-year-old son, Mashy.
Hill, who helped relatives rebuild in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, was home for Memorial Day weekend. He and a female friend went for a ride on the watercraft without life vests and fell into the water. The woman survived, but Hill drowned in an area of swirling currents.