After examining Aaron Hernandez's body, which was reportedly found hanging next to three suicide notes, officials believe that the former football star died by suicide, but some people still don't think that the story adds up.
Although the notes have not yet been released publicly, a source reportedly told TMZ that all three of them were handwritten and placed next to a Bible in Hernandez's cell. Two of them were written to specific people, while the third note was addressed to the public, the source explained.
Investigators reported that they found Hernandez's door jammed from the inside with cardboard, that the inmate was alone when he died and that "there were no signs of a struggle."
"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," The Worcester District Attorney's Office announced in a statement, according to TMZ.
Numerous other reports stated that Hernandez had "John 3:16" written on his forehead, according to Yahoo! Sports. The popular Bible 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."
Some people remain suspicious of the reports and question whether Hernandez was in some way murdered or otherwise set up.
"Absolutely no chance he took his own life," Hernandez's former agent, Brian Murphy, tweeted on April 19. "Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life."
Many of those not connected to Hernandez but following the story echoed similar sentiments, especially considering that Hernandez had just been acquitted for a double murder and was appealing his other murder conviction.
"Anyone else think that was a suspiciously fast autopsy and final decision?" one person commented on TMZ's Facebook post. "I'm not one for conspiracy but this is odd."
"Never seen an autopsy done that fast," someone replied. "Bunch of liars."
Some commenters mentioned that autopsies can be conducted quickly, though toxicology tests take much longer.
Another person pointed out that if there was any foul play surrounding the death of the former NFL player -- a large man -- there would likely have been signs of a struggle. Many others said that they are waiting for all the details to come out before drawing conclusions.
"I want to know, verbatim, what the suicide notes said," commented another person. "That could end all theories quickly."