July 30, 2013

Police divers back at lake in Hernandez's hometown

Divers spent eight hours Monday at the lake, which is just 12 feet deep at its deepest point.

The Associated Press

BRISTOL, Conn. — Police divers have returned for a second day of searching a lake in the hometown of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who is charged with murder.

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A Connecticut State Police dive team member searches Pine Lake in Bristol, Conn., the hometown of the former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Monday. Other officers could be seen combing the water's edge.

AP

Authorities have declined to comment on the search at Pine Lake, a 54-acre man-made lake in Bristol, except to confirm it is related to the Hernandez investigation.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 about a mile from Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass.

Authorities believe Lloyd was killed with a .45-caliber Glock, which hasn't been recovered.

Divers spent eight hours Monday at the lake, which has an average depth of 4 ½ feet, and is just 12-feet at its deepest point.

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