“Lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez, and he was transported to UMass Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m.,” the correction department’s statement reads.
“We’re told he has been isolated from the general inmate population — not only for his own protection (since he’s a high profile inmate), but so officials can evaluate him … and determine where he will stay at the prison,” TMZ reported
at that time.
Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend.
Hernandez, who was alone in his cell in a general population wing, had “attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items,” the statement reads.
DOC spokesman Christopher Fallon said Hernandez was not on a suicide watch because there was no indication he was considering harming himself. “If he had made any kind of statement, he would have not been in that unit,’’ Fallon said.
The Massachusetts State Police are investigating his death. Investigators are searching Hernandez’s cell, but claim that they have not found a suicide note.