Marc Weinreich
Tuesday December 17th, 2013

The 27-year-old woman reportedly had a child out of wedlock with Hernandez's friend. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) The 27-year-old woman reportedly had a child with Hernandez's friend. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A Bristol, Conn., woman with ties to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez died unexpectedly on Monday, according to a report from Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press.

Hernandez, 24, is awaiting trial for the alleged killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in June. Lloyd, a semi-pro football player, was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.

Southington, Conn., police are investigating the death of Tabitha Perry, 27, who was found unconscious Monday inside a Southington home. Officials say the death is not considered suspicious.

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This past June, Perry survived a car crash that left Hernandez’s friend, Thaddeus Singleton III, dead. According to the report, citing information from police, Perry and Singleton had a child together.

The precise cause of Perry's death remains unknown. Police said Tuesday they are awaiting the results of toxicology tests. This past August, two months after Perry's car crash, Hernandez's uncle, Robert Valentine, also died in a car accident. JENKINS: Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning named SI's Sportsman of the Year

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