The police found no suicide note from the 27-year-old former athlete.
Many other questions remain unanswered, including what's to become of Hernandez's estate and why he would kill himself just days after the he was cleared of two murder charges.
He had been serving a life sentence without parole for the 2013 slaying of a onetime friend.
The widely quoted verse says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life", and a Bible found in his cell was reportedly opened to that page.
There were also "three hand-written notes next to a bible" in Hernandez' cell.
Gary Stone of West Springfield told 22News he couldn't believe the apparent suicide came just days after he was seen wiping tears from his eyes, following a double murder acquittal.
Tartaro noted that without warning signs, officials wouldn't have reason to watch Hernandez more closely beyond the already strict supervision he'd be subject to as a prisoner. That's a far higher rate than the population at large: in the USA there are 13.26 suicides per 100,000 individuals, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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A slow stop for Bottas further delayed Hamilton who lost a position when he rejoined before he was given a five-seconds penalty. Vettel then made a decision to pit at the end of the tenth lap, allowing him to get out from behind Bottas.
Jose Baez, the Hernandez family attorney, announced on Thursday he may file a lawsuit against the state's medical examiner's office for allegedly refusing to turn over Hernandez's brain to Boston University for a study, NBC News reports. Now that the cause and manner of death have been determined, the brain will be released to Boston University's Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center as Mr. Hernandez's family wishes. The goal is to find out if Hernandez suffered from CTE which has been linked to National Football League players with violent outbursts, depression and suicide. While state officials have now said they would release the brain to the family, that announcement wasn't made until after accusations from the former New England Patriots tight end's lawyer.
However, the medical examiner's office changed its mind, Baez said, and it plans to do the examination and the fixing procedure of the brain.
One of Hernandez's attorneys, Ronald Sullivan, told the Boston Globe that Hernandez was on the phone with his longtime fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, about seven hours before his death.
But he was found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm and the judge added five years to his sentence.
Lloyd's body was found with six bullet wounds less than a mile from Hernandez's home.
Within hours of his arrest for the 2013 shooting, the Patriots sacked Hernandez, considered one of the top tight ends playing the game.
This isn't as far fetched or unusual a move as it seems, and I wouldn't be surprised if Hernandez's brain was scrambled on all channels up there because he played football the way he lived life; hard, with reckless abandon and to the last whistle.
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