Body found near Hernandez's home deemed homicide
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- A body found near Patriots tight end, Aaron Hernandez’s, home was ruled a homicide.
Sources told 7News police are investigating whether the case may involve a drug deal gone wrong. The sources said Hernandez and the victim may have been seen at a Boston night club Sunday night. Now investigators are asking for the public’s help to find a silver mirror cover that may have broken off a car somewhere between Dorchester and North Attleboro.
A woman who works near where the body was found said a coworker may have heard shots.
“I think the guy was shot outside. You know, he wasn’t shot in a car, he was shot outside because somebody was on coffee break and they heard the shots outside where the kid was found,” said one woman.
Police searched Hernandez’s home Tuesday night and they continued searching the site where the body was found and the roads leading to Hernandez’s house. Sources told 7News they found a gun but it’s not connected to the case.
Hernandez was also accused of gross negligence in a lawsuit that said he shot a man in the face in Florida. The suit said the shooting happened in Miami in February after a night at a strip club. The man who filed the lawsuit dropped it days after it was filed.
Patriots fans in the area don’t know what to think.
“I like watching the Pats, but yeah, it’s disturbing to even think people are like that. It’s sad, there’s too much of it going around,” said one Pats fan.
Hernandez has stayed quiet and a representative of his said he’s going to remain quiet out of respect for the continuing investigation.