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Body found near Patriot's home was homicide victim

Michael Dwyer / AP file

The New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez kneels on the field during practice in May.

A prosecutor says a Boston man found dead in an industrial park about a mile from New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's home was a homicide victim.

Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter's office said Wednesday the state medical examiner has identified 27-year-old Odin Lloyd and ruled he was a homicide victim.

Lloyd's family says he had connections to Hernandez but hasn't elaborated.

Sutter's office says investigators are asking for the public's help to find a silver mirror cover believed to have broken off a car somewhere between Boston and North Attleborough, where Hernandez lives.

Police have been at Hernandez's home for two days.

Hernandez's attorney says his client isn't commenting.

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