BRISTOL, Conn. - Investigators searching for the gun used to kill a semi-pro football player are looking into whether former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked his girlfriend to get rid of the weapon shortly after the victim's body was found about a mile from his home.
ELLINWOOD- Loretha Mae (Short) Brown, 90, died Aug. 9 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Oct. 18, 1922 at Finley, Okla., she was the daughter of Ottis Denford Byrum and Clara Pauline Sipes. On Oct. 3, she was married to Thomas T.J. Brown at Antlers, Okla. He died on March 16, 1999. Formerly of Hobbs, N.M., she was an Ellinwood resident since 1958. She was a housewife and flower gardener. She belonged to the Calvary Baptist Church in Ellinwood.