BRISTOL, Conn. — Connecticut State Police divers took turns Monday scouring murky and algae-
laden Pine Lake, looking for evidence that may connect former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to the June 17 slaying of Odin L. Lloyd, who was shot to death with a .45-caliber weapon.
The search started at 9:30 a.m., and ended about 4 p.m., with no apparent discovery of evidence.
Police were working off a week-old tip that evidence in connection with the case could be found at the lake, according to law enforcement officials at the scene, who declined to elaborate about the search in Hernandez’s hometown. At least two Massachusetts State Police investigators were assisting.
Four divers in scuba gear took turns crawling on their hands and knees from the bank of the 55-acre lake until they were deep enough to swim, then disappeared underwater.
Bubbles from their breathing apparatus tracked their progress as they worked in a grid pattern, proceeding gingerly about 50 feet from the bank and returning, guided by a rope. A trooper on land helped mark the territory they had covered.
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