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Aaron Hernandez in Fall River Superior Court, June 27, 2013. (Photo: WBZ-TV/CBSBoston.com)

Aaron Hernandez in Fall River Superior Court, June 27, 2013. (Photo: WBZ-TV/CBSBoston.com)

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NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (CBSMiami) – Law enforcement personnel in Connecticut and Massachusetts are searching in and around a lake in the hometown of Aaron Hernandez possibly searching for more evidence against the ex-New England Patriots tight end.

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 about a mile from Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough, Mass.

Authorities believe Lloyd was killed with a .45-caliber Glock, which hasn’t been recovered. Police divers were in Pine Lake on Monday and other officers could be seen combing the water’s edge.

Earlier this month, investigators executed several search warrants in Bristol at locations linked to Hernandez and his associates Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, whom authorities say were with Hernandez when Lloyd was killed.

They found a vehicle at the home of Hernandez’s uncle that was wanted in a 2012 double killing in Boston. It had been rented in Hernandez’s name

The warrants also were used to search an apartment linked to Ortiz and a rental car police say was used by Wallace and Ortiz to return to Connecticut after Lloyd’s shooting.

Authorities have not said who fired the shots that killed Lloyd, but documents filed in Florida paint the former Patriot as the triggerman. According to the records, Ortiz told police that Wallace said Hernandez fired the shots.

Connecticut Police and Massaschusetts prosecutors declined to elaborate on the exact nature of the search at the lake Monday.

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