Massachusetts authorities are searching Pine Lake in Bristol, Conn., in hopes of recovering a possible weapon connected to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, police have confirmed to local station WFSB Channel 3.
Police crews arrived at the lake after receiving a tip from someone saying the murder weapon used to kill 27-year-old Oldin Lloyd might have been tossed there, according to the report.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Lloyd, a Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home. He was shot five times.
Authorities believe Lloyd was killed with a .45-caliber Glock, which they have said hasn't been recovered.
Authorities recovered an ammunition clip for .45-caliber bullets in Hernandez's Hummer as well as ammunition of the same caliber inside a condo he rented in Franklin, Mass.
Hernandez's probable cause hearing was delayed last week to give prosecuto...