NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Police have questioned New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the discovery of a body found Monday less than 1 mile from his house, several published reports said Tuesday.
Multiple reports indicate Hernandez is not believed to be a suspect in the possible homicide, but that his name was linked to a rental car that police sought in connection with the body.
Several police cars were parked outside Hernandez’ home Tuesday night, the Sun Chronicle of Attleboro said.
State and local police have worked around the clock investigating the possible homicide of a 27-year-old Boston man and are following up leads, a Sun Chronicle source said.
The victim’s body was found around 5:30 p.m. Monday in the town’s industrial park by a jogger and may have been there for over a day, the source told the newspaper.
ABC News reported police called the dead man an “associate” of Hernandez. A rental vehicle was recovered near the scene, which led investigators to Hernandez, sources told ABC News.