Aaron Hernandez's body was removed from the medical examiner’s office in Bristol, Connecticut and taken to a funeral home in his hometown. A private memorial and burial will be held in two days, according to his family.

Hernandez's family scheduled private funeral service

His funeral will be on Monday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. with only close friends and family members in attendance. Hernandez’s private burial will follow at an undisclosed location. According to Laura Soll from the Funeral Directors Association in Connecticut, the body of the former NFL player was taken during the evening hours to the O’Brien Funeral Home located in Bristol.

Hernandez, who had played for the New England Patriots as a tight end, a few days ago, hanged himself in his jail cell in a Massachusetts maximum security prison. Recently, he was freed by a jury that deliberated his fate for over 40 hours in the Boston double murder case. The former Patriots tight end was accused of killing Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu, who were immigrants from Cape Verdean.

It was reported by several media outlets that Hernandez snapped after one of the murdered men spilled his drink on him at a nightclub in a Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood. However, while he was set free for the 2012 double murder, he had another sentence he was currently serving. A lifelong incarceration of 25 years in prison was handed down by the trial judge for the 2013 murder of his brother-in-law Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

Boston University scientists will study his brain

The ex-NFL player was found in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Prison Center with his bed sheets tied around his neck; he was then rushed to a nearby hospital where medical doctors pronounced him dead. According to the medical examiner, his cause of death was listed as suicide.

Hernandez’s family later released an announcement through the Funeral Directors Association. On Saturday the grieving family thanked everyone for their support and asked that the public respect their wish to have a private memorial and funeral for the troubled ex-footballer.

The ex-Patriots brain was taken from the Massachusetts medical examiner's office and sent to the Boston University. Scientists at the facility will conduct a study to ascertain if there were any signs of trauma to his brain while he was active in the National Football League (NFL).