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Police search Connecticut lake for Odin Lloyd murder weapon

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Prosecutors believe they have images of Aaron Hernandez holding the gun used to kill Odin Lloyd.  They’re now trying once again to find the gun itself.

According to WFSB-TV, authorities are searching Pine Lake in Bristol, Connecticut for the .45 caliber handgun.

The development comes only days after authorities searched the Bristol, Connecticut home of Hernandez’s uncle for a second time.

Carlos Ortiz reportedly told police that he and Wallace returned to the uncle’s home the day after the murder.  Apparently, someone thinks that someone threw the gun into Pine Lake.

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  1. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 29, 2013 10:22 AM

    Next headline –

    Police searching Great Lakes for Odin Lloyd murder weapon

  2. tooz72 says: Jul 29, 2013 10:24 AM

    tick tock tick tock.

  3. blowpackblow says: Jul 29, 2013 10:24 AM

    They should throw Hernandez in Pine Lake

  4. whatnojets says: Jul 29, 2013 10:32 AM

    Maybe they should use a metal detector and search the property around his house???

    Or, is that way to obvious????!!!

  5. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 29, 2013 10:34 AM

    It’ll be found somewhere. A guy that left a rental car rented in his name near the body surely didn’t hide the weapon well.

  6. mrmichaelrosales says: Jul 29, 2013 10:35 AM

    Wheather they do or don’t find the murder weapon in Pine Lake one thing is certain. Aaron Hernandez will end up in pine oil heaven.

  7. glennsyank13 says: Jul 29, 2013 10:35 AM

    New England sure likes throwing money and resources in fruitless massive searches. What they need to do is just search house to house again. That way, some random person will then find the gun on their own. Bring the national guard in too while you’re at it. It can’t cost more than 10 million or so.

  8. donth8thehorns says: Jul 29, 2013 10:38 AM

    Not random, someone is chirping*****
    They need that to solidify the case, hopefully they acquire it! Shame for him to get off on a technicality

  9. blacknole08 says: Jul 29, 2013 10:42 AM

    Since this is Hernandez we are talking about, I bet the murder weapon is somewhere near his home or possibly hidden somewhere inside his house. It couldn’t have gone far.

  10. whatnojets says: Jul 29, 2013 10:42 AM

    donth8thehorns says:
    Jul 29, 2013 10:38 AM
    Not random, someone is chirping*****
    ————————————–

    Mr. Kraft or Tom Brady????

  11. scorpiox1960 says: Jul 29, 2013 10:46 AM

    Given the way AH left clues around, have they checked his waistband?

  12. spankygreen says: Jul 29, 2013 10:51 AM

    Has anyone just sat down with Aaron and asked him where the gun is? After all, the Patriots are such a wholesome, American Pie kind of group and surely with them all drinking the Patriot Way kool-aide he would most certainly say where the weapon is…..

  13. brettfavresmidget says: Jul 29, 2013 10:55 AM

    $200 says that Ortiz has it hidden in his hair.

  14. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 29, 2013 11:01 AM

    glennsyank13 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 10:35 AM
    New England sure likes throwing money and resources in fruitless massive searches. What they need to do is just search house to house again. That way, some random person will then find the gun on their own. Bring the national guard in too while you’re at it. It can’t cost more than 10 million or so.

    __________________

    So finding the murder weapon in a first degree murder case is no big deal to you?

  15. raiderufan says: Jul 29, 2013 11:05 AM

    How he was able to hide the gun is amazing to me….Literally every step he’s taken along the way has been epically dumb other than getting rid of the murder weapon. I’m honestly surprised this dope didn’t have it in his sweats the day he was arrested.

  16. trollingforjustice says: Jul 29, 2013 11:06 AM

    they will use fishing poles and worms to search with

  17. sheerin210 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:09 AM

    With this guys intelligence they should go back and search the clothes he was arrested in.

  18. @HowdyDoobie says: Jul 29, 2013 11:13 AM

    Maybe one of his fancy lawyer’s snuck it out of the house before the police got their search warrant?

  19. shayeezy says: Jul 29, 2013 11:15 AM

    with the amount of other evidence they have, including reports of hernandez pictured with the same gun used in the murder, it seems a little ridiculous to be spending this much time and resources searching for a needle in a haystack. if they can’t convict him without finding the weapon, they are all terrible at their jobs and the system is broken.

  20. ghostofgilchrist says: Jul 29, 2013 11:17 AM

    Have they checked in Plaxico’s pants?

  21. whatnojets says: Jul 29, 2013 11:20 AM

    Maybe they should check the road side of the I-95 from Connecticut to Florida since Wallace drove that route a day or two after the murder!?!?

  22. 737driver69 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:24 AM

    Kraft donated it to Putin, and don’t want it back. In turn Putin donated to the current KGB successor, the GRU or Glavnoye Razvedyvatel’noye Upravleniye

  23. commonsensedude says: Jul 29, 2013 11:31 AM

    Since Hernandez is clearly not the brightest criminal on the block, they should just double check his locker as well as the rental car.

  24. BigBeachBall says: Jul 29, 2013 11:32 AM

    The patriots way….

  25. Walter Sobchak says: Jul 29, 2013 11:40 AM

    lennsyank13 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 10:35 AM
    New England sure likes throwing money and resources in fruitless massive searches. What they need to do is just search house to house again. That way, some random person will then find the gun on their own. Bring the national guard in too while you’re at it. It can’t cost more than 10 million or so.
    ________________________

    And if they werent wasting the time and money it requires to search for the weapon, you would be at the front of the line saying “they are giving special treatment and dont want to find the gun because it is their boy AH”.

  26. harrycanyon says: Jul 29, 2013 11:41 AM

    Even without the muder weapon, I believe they have enough on him for murder to stick. The time line of events shows exactly where he was at and when, including driving away from the location the body was found. There just very few gaps in timeline that could even remotely prove he wasn’t there when the guy was shot. Enjoy prison Aaron, it’s home now.

  27. lasher1650 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:51 AM

    Hernandez has shown himself to be a horrible murderer in terms of covering his tracks. Check his night table stand or maybe under his pillow.

  28. patriotenvy says: Jul 29, 2013 11:54 AM

    Oh boy, if it’s in CT Gov Malloy will surely use it as another excuse to strip more rights away from law obiding citizens.

  29. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jul 29, 2013 11:58 AM

    ‘The Patriot Weight’

  30. krispyone says: Jul 29, 2013 11:59 AM

    shayeezy says:
    Jul 29, 2013 11:15 AM
    with the amount of other evidence they have, including reports of hernandez pictured with the same gun used in the murder, it seems a little ridiculous to be spending this much time and resources searching for a needle in a haystack. if they can’t convict him without finding the weapon, they are all terrible at their jobs and the system is broken.

    Just wondering, how can they say they have pictures of him with the same gun used in the murder? with out the gun they cant test it, therefore they cant say he is pictured with the same gun used in the murder. I live in the area and while I have seen the pictures they are talking about, not once have I heard anyone say that its the same gun used in the murder.

  31. securb2013 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:59 AM

    This search is based on a report that other Patriots could have been involved in the cover up. It is rumored that Danny Amendola was seen running away from the crime but dropped the gun somewhere around Pine Lake he immediately fell to the ground afterwards and grabbed his knee. . .developing

  32. bunkslurpscrabmustard says: Jul 29, 2013 12:03 PM

    Did you check the kitchen counter? At the rate this whole case is going it’s a likely location for Aaron to hide a murder weapon.

  33. keylimelight says: Jul 29, 2013 12:04 PM

    Since AH house has be searched numerous times and the gun not found, they can conclude one of two things:

    1) One of his two accomplices left that night with it and flung it somewhere, or

    2) In the days after the murder when the media were camped outside his house, I remember seeing his mother and girlfriend leave a come back with food and other stuff a few times.

    Is is possible they took the gun and threw it away at the drive thru or at the mall or wherever? Or were the police even tailing them?

  34. gloomysmitty says: Jul 29, 2013 12:04 PM

    They still don’t hav anything on this guy if they haven’t found the gun yet they won’t

  35. granadafan says: Jul 29, 2013 12:10 PM

    I came here for the comments. Some of you did not disappoint. For those who think the police don’t need the murder weapon to convict need your head examined or you need to take some basic classes on criminal justice. Aaron hired some high priced lawyers who will do everything to create doubt in the jury’s minds. The prosecution needs an airtight case and the gun is the nail in the coffin for Aaron. Remember jurors are essentially morons and are easily swayed by fancy lawyers. See Zimmerman, OJ, Casey Anthony, Robert Blake, etc.

  36. sdelmonte says: Jul 29, 2013 12:14 PM

    I just love that this is happening in Bristol. It’s like God gave ESPN the bestest gift ever.

  37. jnbnet says: Jul 29, 2013 12:23 PM

    glennsyank13 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 10:35 AM
    New England sure likes throwing money and resources in fruitless massive searches. What they need to do is just search house to house again. That way, some random person will then find the gun on their own. Bring the national guard in too while you’re at it. It can’t cost more than 10 million or so.

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    Don’t confuse Mass and Conn with the rest of New England. Vermont New Hampshire and Maine would be perfictly happy if Mass was and Conn were booted out….to the Mid Atlantic States…RI can stay

  38. patriotinvasion says: Jul 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    All Hernandez had to do to get away with this murder is drop the body off on a street corner in Dorchester (a section of Boston for those that don’t know).

    People get gunned down there every day of the week, and the majority of those murders go unsolved and are attributed to “gang violence.”

    A mile up the street from his house in Attleboro (a suburb 40 miles south of Boston) was the dumbest move I’ve ever seen. Mind-boggling.

  39. jonevans83 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:27 PM

    They’re going to find Jimmy Hoffa instead.

  40. kpettas123 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:34 PM

    I keep seeing people say they have a pic of him with the gun that was used???? How does anyone know that was the murder weapon? Jesus!!!!

  41. pondbridge says: Jul 29, 2013 12:42 PM

    Hernandez stashed the gun in the “G” (for gun, duh) logo for “Gillette Stadium” above the end zone in those hours before Kraft & Co. figured out what was going on

  42. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 29, 2013 12:43 PM

    Every new story makes it clearer and clearer they aren’t prepared for this case to go trial. They know they currently reside on the losing side of things.

  43. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 29, 2013 12:50 PM

    Is this the same body of water they searched last time? If not, why did they search that body of water on that particular date and then wait until today to search this one? Where are they getting this information from and is this a matter of not getting good information the first time? Sounds fishy to me, something doesn’t add up here. I’m guessing inadequate police work is in play. They should have come up with this theory earlier if it’s a valid theory, and that might have been due to not handling the interrogation properly or some kind of serious communication oversight.

  44. kate773 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:51 PM

    glennsyank13 says:Jul 29, 2013 10:35 AM

    New England sure likes throwing money and resources in fruitless massive searches. What they need to do is just search house to house again. That way, some random person will then find the gun on their own. Bring the national guard in too while you’re at it. It can’t cost more than 10 million or so.
    _____________________________

    Interesting that you’ve already decided its fruitless. What if its not? Will it have been a waste then? Do you think its not important that the gun is found?

    The prosecution wouldn’t be doing their jobs if they didn’t look for the gun. Its a key piece to the case and they can’t just say “Well, we don’t know where it is so lets just try and win this case without it”.

    I don’t get some of you.

  45. novusanimus says: Jul 29, 2013 12:53 PM

    Barry Switzer tried to board an airplane with it…

  46. kate773 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:53 PM

    jnbnet says:Jul 29, 2013 12:23 PM

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    Don’t confuse Mass and Conn with the rest of New England. Vermont New Hampshire and Maine would be perfictly happy if Mass was and Conn were booted out….to the Mid Atlantic States…RI can stay

    =============================

    If VT, NH and ME were booted, we wouldn’t even know they were gone. We’d miss the maple syrup. Maybe.

  47. theflyingtad says: Jul 29, 2013 1:09 PM

    Careful Brett, when you are wrong there will be 17 articles about the bet you made and wondering if you will honor it. Twitter and message board bets do, afterall, constitute legally binding wagers.

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    brettfavresmidget says: Jul 29, 2013 10:55 AM

    $200 says that Ortiz has it hidden in his hair.

  48. jnbnet says: Jul 29, 2013 1:36 PM

    If VT, NH and ME were booted, we wouldn’t even know they were gone. We’d miss the maple syrup. Maybe.

    =============================
    If VT, NH and ME were booted, they would be dancing in the streets.

  49. brettfavresmidget says: Jul 29, 2013 1:41 PM

    theflyingtad says:
    Jul 29, 2013 1:09 PM
    Careful Brett, when you are wrong there will be 17 articles about the bet you made and wondering if you will honor it. Twitter and message board bets do, afterall, constitute legally binding wagers.
    ___________________________________

    I always pay my bets. I’ll just use the money my insurance agent saved me when he did the discount double check.

  50. phaktor333 says: Jul 29, 2013 1:48 PM

    Aaron probably thinks he getting free sneakers in the SHU Program.

  51. whatjusthapped says: Jul 29, 2013 1:48 PM

    Hernandez should have given the gun to Goodell for safekeeping like the Pat’s cheating tapes.

    That’s one sure way of making sure the evidence would be destroyed.

  52. nemobhax says: Jul 29, 2013 2:06 PM

    I hope the gun isn’t in Lake Compounce :(

  53. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jul 29, 2013 2:11 PM

    I’m sure there must be a map of where he hid the gun tattooed on his back somewhere…

  54. icebowler says: Jul 29, 2013 2:21 PM

    They will find lots of weapons in that lake considering its proximity to those character assasins at ESPN.

  55. whatnojets says: Jul 29, 2013 2:53 PM

    Good News!!

    They found a lot of golf balls!

  56. craig309 says: Jul 29, 2013 3:21 PM

    kpettas123 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 12:34 PM
    I keep seeing people say they have a pic of him with the gun that was used???? How does anyone know that was the murder weapon? Jesus!!!!

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    The police say it was a .45 bullet that killed him same caliber Hernandez is carrying in the video at his house is why. Heard it on nfl access last night

  57. grindhousegazette says: Jul 29, 2013 3:29 PM

    I can’t imagine he hid it very well considering all of the other countless blunders he made while committing the crime. However, maybe he actually got one thing “right” that night after all and really ditched it. If the guy that is talking to the cops knew where it was, I think they already would have found it by now.

    @grindhousegaz

  58. fearthehoody says: Jul 29, 2013 3:52 PM

    Kyle Arrington hid it? He always makes himself disappear on Sundays !

  59. patsfan13 says: Jul 29, 2013 4:09 PM

    Probably sold the gun to one of his gang banging buddies. It’ll turn up when it is used to kill someone else.

  60. kpettas123 says: Jul 29, 2013 4:10 PM

    kpettas123 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 12:34 PM
    I keep seeing people say they have a pic of him with the gun that was used???? How does anyone know that was the murder weapon? Jesus!!!!

    12 5
    Report comment
    The police say it was a .45 bullet that killed him same caliber Hernandez is carrying in the video at his house is why. Heard it on nfl access last night

    Wow is that the only 45 in the world??????????

  61. tahjay says: Jul 29, 2013 5:25 PM

    Hey Mike remember when you said it was improbable that Hernandez was involved? LOL!

  62. upperdecker19 says: Jul 29, 2013 6:26 PM

    “Not random, someone is chirping*****”

    .

    .

    My money’s on Putin

  63. sillec28 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:56 PM

    Hernandez isn’t smart enough to figure out a good hiding place for the gun. My guess is that he gave the gun to Ortiz or Wallace and they ditched it somewhere.

  64. manofmanners says: Jul 30, 2013 10:14 AM

    jnbnet says:
    Jul 29, 2013 12:23 PM
    glennsyank13 says:
    Jul 29, 2013 10:35 AM
    New England sure likes throwing money and resources in fruitless massive searches. What they need to do is just search house to house again. That way, some random person will then find the gun on their own. Bring the national guard in too while you’re at it. It can’t cost more than 10 million or so.

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    Don’t confuse Mass and Conn with the rest of New England. Vermont New Hampshire and Maine would be perfictly happy if Mass was and Conn were booted out….to the Mid Atlantic States…RI can stay

    New England is not a State.

    It seems to me without CT and MA, Vermont, NH, ME, and RI wouldn’t exist. They rely heavily on those tourist dollars the people of CT and MA bring to them. I don’t see how fireworks and government owned liquor stores are supporting NH, Vermont is nothing but a hippy commune, ME is not far behind, and RI is the armpit of New England.

  65. hor2012 says: Jul 30, 2013 12:27 PM

    I’m not a lawyer and thankfully I’ve never had to be part of the criminal justice system. So- by no means am I a expert on this sort of thing. But, does it strike anyone that they way this is going smells of AH walking. Frist of all- all the news coverage is going to make it next to impossible to find a jury from the area. Secondly the wittnesses to this unless I’m mistaken are all criminals. Add the fact that you’re dealing with someone that’s famous. It just seems like I’ve seen this movie before. OJ, Robert Blake, Cassey Anthony, George Zimmerman- and on and on. I know the last two weren’t famous but by the time they went to trial everyone knew who they were. This is heading in a direction where I think they’re going to be a lot of upset people.

  66. spankygreen says: Jul 30, 2013 1:38 PM

    hor2012 says:Jul 30, 2013 12:27 PM

    Clearly Mr Hor, you’ve never heard of, or understand circumstantial evidence. Of which there is plenty. But that aside for a moment. I wonder if he was accused of killing a loved one of yours, and with all the circumstantial evidence and video, would you still think it smells of AH walking?

    Your comment almost seems hopeful that he does.

  67. spankygreen says: Jul 31, 2013 2:16 PM

    gloomysmitty says:Jul 29, 2013 12:04 PM

    They still don’t hav anything on this guy if they haven’t found the gun yet they won’t

    Gloomysmitty, you should change that name to nuttysmitty, or better yet cluelesssmitty…..

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