Aaron Hernandez, NFL player, is questioned by police in death investigation, report says

Aaron Hernandez
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Aaron Hernandez
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(CBS/AP) NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. - State and local police spent hours at the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday night in connection to the death of a man in North Attleboro, reports CBS Boston.

As authorities questioned the 23-year-old football player, another group of officers searched an industrial park about a mile away where a body was discovered the day before.

The station reports the body found was that of a 27-year-old male jogger. Police have not identified the man, but the case is being investigated as a homicide, CBS Boston reports.

Police at the scene and prosecutors would not comment on the actions, but Sports Illustrated, citing an unidentified source, reported that Hernandez was not believed to be a suspect.

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.

On Tuesday night, some police officers were seen inside Hernandez's home and on the front steps, CBS This Morning reports.Some walked around the driveway and entered the garage with flashlights.

One officer reportedly took a box out of the massive house.

According to CBS Boston, a spokesman for the New England Patriots said in a statement, "I am aware of the reports, but I do not anticipate that we will be commenting publicly during an ongoing police investigation."

No cause of death had been released for the body found about 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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