(CBS) BRISTOL, Conn. - Police confirmed that crews are in the process of searching a lake in Bristol, Conn. for a weapon that may be connected to the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation, CBS affiliate WFSB reports.
Police from Bristol County, Mass., along with members of the Connecticut State Police Dive Team, were seen searching Pine Lake in Bristol, according to the station.
Hernandez, who is originally from Bristol, is currently being held without bail on first-degree murder charges in the June 17 death of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. He has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors say Hernandez orchestrated the execution-style shooting of Lloyd, 27, in a field near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass. because Lloyd talked to the wrong people at a nightclub. Authorities say a .45-caliber gun was used in the shooting, but it has not been recovered.
The 23-year-old Hernandez, who was released from the New England Patriots following his June 26 arrest, still has family living in Bristol.
Carlos Ortiz, a Hernandez associate who faces a gun charge in connection with Lloyd's death, is also from Bristol.