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Aaron Hernandez Update: NFL player not ruled out as suspect in homicide probe, report says

In December 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. State and local police spent hours at the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday June 18, 2013 as another group of officers searched an industrial park about a mile away where a body was discovered the day before. AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File

In December 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. State and local police spent hours at the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday June 18, 2013 as another group of officers searched an industrial park about a mile away where a body was discovered the day before.
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass in December 2012.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File
(CBS) NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. - New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect in a homicide investigation in North Attleboro, Mass., a law enforcement source reportedly told CBS Boston.

The source also reportedly confirmed the 23-year-old Hernandez is not cooperating with investigators at this point in the investigation.

According to the station, State Police were back at Hernandez's home Wednesday morning but when they knocked on the door, no one answered.

Investigators spent several hours at the football player's house Tuesday night in connection with the homicide investigation of a man found dead in an industrial park in North Attleboro on Tuesday, the station reports. One officer reportedly took a box out of the massive house.

The body found was that of a 27-year-old male jogger, according to the station.

Police have not officially named the victim, although CBS Boston reports family members have identified him as Odin Lloyd of Dorchester.

A neighbor of Lloyd's reportedly told the station they had seen Hernandez in the neighborhood where Lloyd lived in Dorchester, and that Lloyd dated the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.

Lloyd was reportedly a linebacker for the Boston Bandits, a semi-pro football team. He last practiced with them on Saturday, according to the station.

Sports Illustrated reports that the link between Hernandez and the case was a rented Chevrolet Suburban with Rhode Island plates that police had been searching for. The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro, Mass., says the SUV was registered to Enterprise and investigators wanted to analyze it for fingerprints.

The man who discovered the body did not want to be identified, but described what he found to the station.

"I saw an African-American male, probably 25-35 years old, decently dressed," the man told the station. "He was stiff motionless, one of the police officers came back later and said it looked like the guy had been shot somewhere else and dumped here."

An official cause of death of the victim has not been released.

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