Aaron Hernandez investigators shift search for missing gun

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Police are shifting their attention after a search of a Bristol, Conn. lake came up empty.

The search for a weapon that prosecutors believe would link Aaron Hernandez with the murder of Odin Lloyd continues, as police announced Wednesday that their examination of a lake in Bristol, Conn. had come up empty, according to a report by CNN.

Since late June, Connecticut State Police divers had been scouring a lake near Hernandez's home, where investigators believed the former New England Patriots tight end may have dumped a handgun used in the murder. After finding nothing, authorities say they will now move their attention to a smaller body of water nearby.

Authorities have charged Hernandez with the murder of Lloyd, who was found shot to death in an industrial park close to Hernandez's North Attleborough, Massachusetts home back in June. Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who was a known acquaintance of the NFL star, was found riddled with five bullet holes from a .45 caliber handgun.

Footage from Hernandez's home security system shows him toting a high-caliber handgun on the night of the murder.

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