Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been contacted by police investigating a possible homicide in North Attleboro, Mass., where he lives.
SI.com reports that Hernandez is not believed to be a murder suspect, but a vehicle rented in his name, with Rhode Island license plates, is a key piece in the investigation of the death of a 27-year-old Boston man whose body was found Monday in an industrial park not far from Hernandez' home. According to ABC News, Hernandez "has been uncooperative with police".
ABC described the victim as an "associate" of Hernandez and reported that two associates of Hernandez tried to leave the home but were detained.
There was a significant amount of activity outside Hernandez' North Attleboro home Tuesday afternoon, with two police cars parked in front. All local media outlets were also on site.
When a call was placed to the North Attleboro police department on Tuesday afternoon, the dispatcher asked what it was in regard to. When told it was "Aaron Hernandez", he immediately replied: "That's being handled by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office."
The Patriots are aware of the situation.