According to multiple reports, Boston police have questioned Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as part of an investigation into the possible homicide of a 27-year-old Boston man, and may be interested in searching Hernandez's home.
A source tells Sports Illustrated that Hernandez is not believed to be a suspect, but that a car that was rented in his name has become a piece of evidence:
Hernandez is not believed to be a murder suspect, according to a source, but a vehicle rented in his name has emerged as a key piece of evidence in the investigation. The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro, Mass., reported on Tuesday that police identified a rented 2013 Chevrolet Suburban with Rhode Island license plates in connection with the possible homicide. According to the paper, the vehicle is registered to Enterprise and investigators were hoping to analyze it for fingerprints. A source said Hernandez's name is tied to that rental vehicle.
ABC describes the victim as an "associate" of Hernandez, and elaborates on the nature Hernandez's interactions with the cops as well as the rental car's connection to the possible crime:
Hernandez has been uncooperative with police since the body of a 27-year-old man was found in an industrial park not far from the Patriot player's North Attleboro home, two law enforcement sources told ABC News.
A rental vehicle with Rhode Island plates was recovered near the scene, which led investigators to Hernandez, sources told ABC News.
The Sun Chronicle first reported the death of the 27-year-old Boston man. His body was found by a jogger in a North Attleboro, Mass., industrial park on Monday night.