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Aaron Hernandez reportedly questioned in relation to North Attleboro homicide

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  June 18, 2013 07:26 PM

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Massachusetts State police are questioning Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in relation to a homicide near Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro.

According to Sports Illustrated, Hernandez is not currently a suspect after the body of a 27-year-old man was found Monday afternoon in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home, but a car rented in Hernandez’s name has emerged as a key piece of evidence.

According to ABC News, the victim is an associate of Hernandez, who has not been cooperative thus far with police. Police are reportedly are seeking a warrant to search his house.

Hernandez, 23, was the Patriots’ fourth-round pick in 2010 and is currently rehabbing from shoulder surgery. He has become one of the team’s top offensive stars, catching 18 touchdown passes in three seasons.

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