It must be a little like finding a needle in a haystack, but drivers in Bridgeton have recovered a gun police say was used in a murder earlier this year.

Bridgeton Police say police detectives and divers were searching an area on Union Lake in Millville for evidence.

Bridgeton Police Department

Divers were able to recover an Intratec Tec-9 semi-automatic pistol from the lake. Subsequent preliminary ballistic tests indicate that the gun was used in the March 16th murder of  Aaliyah Eubanks in Bridgeton.

Bridgeton Police Department

Police say they worked with investigators from the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office and conducted the search, thanks to recently acquired leads and information in the murder case.

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Police have not released any further information.

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