Stolen Jose Fernandez Jersey Returned To Tampa High School

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TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — The high school jersey once worn by Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and stolen after his death has been returned to the school.

Hillsborough County Public Schools said in a news release Friday that the jersey was returned Thursday.

Officials said a family saw a large envelope leaning up against the ticket booth at Alonso High School with the words “Jose’s jersey” written on it. The family brought the envelope into the school Friday morning. The jersey was inside.

It had been taken Wednesday night following a vigil for the 24-year-old, who died over the weekend in a boating accident in Miami Beach.

Fernandez attended Alonso High in Tampa in 2011.

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