One major snag that prosecutors could face in the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation is that the murder weapon that was used to kill Odin Lloyd has not yet been found. Police have seized several pieces of key evidence including ammunition and surveillance photos that appear to show Hernandez holding a handgun, but the gun used to shoot Lloyd remains missing.
Investigators may have been searching for it again on Monday morning. According to WFSB in Connecticut, a crew searched Pine Lake in Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Conn. for a possible weapon connected to the murder of Lloyd. Police reportedly began the search after receiving a tip from someone who said the .45 caliber Glock that was allegedly used to kill Lloyd may have been thrown into the lake.
Officials said that investigators would likely be at the lake all day and may return Tuesday if nothing is found, so it could be a strong tip.
Earlier this month, police searched a stretch of highway in Massachusetts and were believed to be looking for the murder weapon among other ballistic evidence. It is unknown if that search turned up anything significant, but the report from Monday would seem to indicate the search for the murder weapon continues.
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