In addition to the opened Bible found in Aaron Hernandez’s cell, investigators also found three handwritten suicide notes, according to several reports.
Hernandez, 27, wrote two letters to his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, whom he’d been with since their childhood days and to the couple’s four-year-old daughter, Avielle.
The third letter was written to the former New England Patriots tight end’s gay prison lover, according to Daily Mail.
The content of the letters are unknown.
The man has yet to be identified, but he is reportedly the last person to speak with Hernandez. The 22-year-old man is said to be suicidal and he is under 24-hour surveillance.
Aaron Hernandez reportedly had been planning his suicide for weeks, giving away most of his possessions to fellow inmates.
It’s been reported that Hernandez blanketed his cell floor with soap so that had it wouldn’t allow him firm footing if he decided to change his mind.
The star player’s death was officially ruled a suicide Thursday.
“Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Henry N. Nields performed an autopsy on Mr. Hernandez on Wednesday and concluded today that the manner of death was suicide and the cause asphyxia by hanging,” stated Massachusetts District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. in a statement
“An investigation into the death by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Department of Correction investigators found cardboard jammed into the door tracks of his single-inmate cell to impede entry into the cell.”
The report continued: ‘There were no signs of a struggle, and investigators determined that Mr. Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging.
“Mr. Hernandez was locked in his cell about 8 p.m. and no one entered the cell until a correction officer observed him at 3:03 a.m. and forced his way through the impeded door to render aid.”
Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd when he took his own life on April 19. His death comes five days after a jury found him not guilty in a 2012 Boston double homicide case.
His family has raised questions about his death and are interested in donating his brain to Boston University’s CTE Center to advance the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.