Police divers have returned for a second day of searching in a pond in the Connecticut hometown of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who is charged with murder.

 

Authorities have declined to comment on the search of a 54-acre man-made pond at Pine Lake Park in Bristol, except to confirm it is related to the Hernandez investigation.

 

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.

 

Divers spent eight hours Monday at the pond, which has an average depth of 4½ feet and is 12 feet at its deepest point.

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