BOSTON (CBS) – State Police say the investigation into Aaron Hernandez’s prison suicide is now closed and there are no new conclusions.
Included in their final report are photos of the bible investigators found in Hernandez’s cell. There was a bloodstain on a page opened to verse John 3:16, the same verse found written in blood on the wall of the cell and on his forehead. Next to the bible were three handwritten notes.
State Police say correction officers found Hernandez in cell G2-57 naked and hanging from a bedsheet tied to a window.
There was a fresh cut on a finger and blood circles on his feet. Soapy shampoo covered the floor.
Correction officers attempted CPR and Hernandez was transported to Leominster Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators say he made five phone calls before he died and witnesses told police he did not express any suicidal thoughts.
One inmate said Hernandez requested his laundry be ready for the weekend because he was expecting a visit from his fiancee and daughter.
And a source who claimed to be one of Hernandez’s closest friends told investigators, “he had been talking about the NFL and going back to play even if it wasn’t with the Pats.”
But one inmate told investigators Hernandez told him the night before he died, “When you die your soul gets reincarnated.” Another inmate told investigators Hernandez mentioned that if you die in prison and have an open appeal your case gets thrown out.
Sources say the correction officer who found Hernandez admitted to missing the 2:00 a.m. bed check and has been on administrative leave. Investigators say no evidence of drugs was found in Hernandez’s blood.
Hernandez’s attorney, Jose Baez, blasted authorities who investigated the death. “The total lack of professionalism exhibited by government officials and their employees during this entire process is unprecedented,” Baez said. “The majority of information contained in these reports was leaked to the press during the course of the investigation.”
Baez says his team is moving forward with their own investigation.