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SUV Towed From Conn. Home; Possible Link To Boston Double Murder

BOSTON (CBS) - ­A silver SUV was towed from Aaron Hernandez's uncle's home in Bristol, Connecticut Friday night.

Investigators, including Boston Police, were at the house in Bristol searching all night.

A tow truck from Mattapan towed away the Toyota 4-Runner with Rhode Island plates that was parked in the home's garage. Because Boston Police are involved, it's possible the vehicle could be linked to their investigation into an unsolved double murder.

The mystery surrounding Aaron Hernandez's involvement in the unsolved crime deepens.  But Boston Police appear to be breathing new life into the case - which could provide a possible motive for the killing two weeks ago of a Dorchester man.

Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is being held without bail in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd of Dorchester. Lloyd was found shot to death in a North Attleboro industrial park on June 17.

The vehicle towed from Connecticut matches the description of a car Boston Police have been looking for in the fatal shooting in Boston's South End last July. 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.

WBZ sources say Aaron Hernandez is being looked at in connection with the crime and overnight, Boston Police were seen searching his North Attleboro home, leaving without any evidence bags, but then heading to Bristol where they impounded the vehicle.  Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will only say the double murder investigation has some new life.

Family members say the two victims had been at the Boston nightclub 'Cure' before they were killed.

Sources tell WBZ Odin Lloyd may have been executed because he had information about Hernandez's possible involvement in the double homicide, angering the former Patriot because he was talking about it, sources say, in the days before Lloyd was gunned down.

It all raises the possibility that Hernandez played the last season after being involved in a fatal double shooting.

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