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File photo of Aaron Hernandez (photo By Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police divers are searching a lake in Bristol, the hometown of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Connecticut police declined to comment on the nature of Monday’s search at Pine Lake, referring calls to the Bristol District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.

A message left there seeking comment there wasn’t immediately returned.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

Authorities have not found the gun used to kill Lloyd.

They have executed several search warrants in Bristol, at homes linked to Hernandez and his associates Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, whom authorities say were with Hernandez when Lloyd was killed.

Before Hernandez played for the Patriots he played for the University of Florida.

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