But the Boston Medical Examiner's office is holding on to the brain - despite releasing the rest of the convicted murderer's body to his family following an autopsy.
Hernandez had been locked into his cell at 8pm and no one entered the cell until a guard saw him just after 3am and forced his way in because cardboard had been jammed into the door track to impede entry, authorities said.
Details have emerged in the days since the reported suicide death of Aaron Hernandez and the explosive details of the former National Football League star's sexuality have been front and center in the discussion.
Aaron Hernandez's death was officially ruled a suicide Thursday.
According to the Boston Globe, Leontire said in court that failing to visit Hernandez's cell for several hours was an "extraordinary violation" of Department of Justice protocol.
She asks that prison officials be barred from altering or destroying any potential evidence, including Hernandez's writings, video and audio recordings and medical records. Like Aaron's lawyer, Jose Baez, she isn't buying that Aaron would commit suicide, and is looking for answers.
McGuire declined a request by attorneys for Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to allow them access to Hernandez's cell so they could photograph it.
NFL Players Association records show that the Patriots and Hernandez settled a grievance that Hernandez filed in 2014.
According to the Daily Mail, Hernandez's former team, the New England Patriots, chose not to comment on the situation saying, "We are aware of the reports, but I don't anticipate that we will be commenting today'".
Sheff, who did not know the exact figure, also challenged to voluntarily give the money to Lloyd's family.
Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's bid to reschedule speech
Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" Young America's Foundation, the group that helped organize her visit, confirmed her appearance on April 27 would go forth.
"The family of Aaron Hernandez has made a decision to donate to this study so that we could possibly help other young men who decide to play football, and to help further that cause, and also possibly shed light and more evidence on this case", Baez said. A source told the Daily Mail that the third note was addressed to his gay lover in prison, who is said to be the last person Hernandez spoke to. The notes were said to have been written to his fiancee, his four-year-old daughter Avielle, and someone he may have had a relationship with in prison.
Legal experts have said Hernandez's death complicates the status of that case.
His lawyers are expected to ask a court to vacate his 2015 murder conviction.
Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, said Friday that a jury found Hernandez guilty of killing her son and that's good enough for her.
She told reporters Friday: "I lost my best friend".
The family of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez, who hanged himself in a MA prison cell where he was serving life without parole for a homicide conviction, said they are seeking a court order to preserve evidence from the state's investigation into his death.
New details say that Aaron Hernandez's secret love life may have implications on his overall involvement in the murder of Odin Lloyd.
- However, Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann says such a principle would not automatically end any civil lawsuits filed against him by the family members of his victims or alleged victims. The district attorney would be able to challenge it.
All first-degree murder convictions in MA trigger an automatic appeal. MA prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
A hearing has been scheduled for Friday afternoon in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Hernandez's death came less than a week after he was acquitted of two murder charges for the July 2012 killing of two men outside a Boston nightclub.