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Aaron Hernandez Case: SUV with possible ties to 2012 double-murder towed from home of NFL star's uncle, report says

Former New England Patriots football tight end Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was denied bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool) Ted Fitzgerald

(CBS) BOSTON - Police ordered a silver SUV be towed from Aaron Hernandez's uncle's home in Bristol, Conn. Friday night and CBS Boston reports the vehicle matches the description of a car police have been looking for in connection with a 2012 double-murder in Boston's South End.

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Investigators, including Boston Police, were at the home in Bristol searching all night, according to the station, and a tow truck from Mattapan towed away the Toyota 4-Runner with Rhode Island plates that was parked in the home's garage.

Authorities have not officially confirmed whether Hernandez, who was released from the New England Patriots following his arrest in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd last week, has any ties to the double-murder. However, sources tell CBS Boston that Hernandez is being looked at in connection with the crime.

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Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will only say the double-murder investigation has some new life.

The vehicle towed from Conn. on Friday reportedly matches the description of a car Boston Police have been looking for in double-murder last July. According to the station, a silver SUV with Rhode Island plates was seen speeding away from the drive-by shooting. Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu were gunned down as they sat at a traffic light. There have been no arrests in the case.

Sources tell CBS Boston, Lloyd, who was found shot to death in a North Attleborough industrial park on June 17, may have been executed because he had information about Hernandez's possible involvement in the double-homicide.

Hernandez is currently being held without bail in the murder of Lloyd, of Dorchester. He has pleaded not guilty and could face life in prison if convicted. Family members said the two were friends who met after Lloyd began dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée about two years ago.

Two other men are also in custody in connection with the murder of Lloyd. Prosecutors say all three were in a car with the victim shortly before his death.

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