UPDATE: The dead body found in the home of New York Giants star Janoris Jenkins has been identified, and his brother has been charged in connection to the homicide. William Jenkins was charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of the man, who was identified as Roosevelt Rene, a 25-year-old music producer. The cause of death is believed to possibly be strangulation and/or suffocation.
William Jenkins charged with aggravated manslaughter in death of man whose body was found in @Giants star Janoris Jenkins’ home. This Jenkins is football player’s brother @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/ohDO32gujS
— Jessica Layton (@JLaytonTV) June 27, 2018
New York Giants star Janoris Jenkins’ home was surrounded by the Major Crimes Unit from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, June 25, after a dead body was found at his New Jersey home. Jenkins was out of state, reportedly in Florida, and was not home when cops arrived on the scene. There body of a male was found and identified, though not publicly.
“The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Fair Lawn Police Department are investigating a death at 14 Van Saun Place in Fair Lawn,” Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo said in a statement. “The deceased is not the owner of the residence, but the identity of the male decedent cannot be released until next of kin have been notified.”
From TMZ Sports:
We don’t know if cops have identified a suspect or even have a working theory on how the person died.
Sources tell us the body was discovered in the basement by a worker at the house. Law enforcement officers in Bergen County raced to the scene. We’re told the coroner showed up a short time later.
The identity of the victim is unclear — we know investigators are actively working the case.
Police are investigating this as a homicide, according to Dianna Russini of ESPN.
Police sources have confirmed a body has been discovered on the property of Giants Janoris Jenkins in Fair Lawn, NJ. Jenkins is not in the state and has been in Florida since camp broke. He is aware as are the New York Giants. Told this is a homicide investigation
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) June 26, 2018
Jenkins’ team is fully aware of the ongoing situation but he has not commented at this time.
The New York Giants are also aware of the development, stating “We are aware of and monitoring the situation.”
According to the New York Post, “local police referred all questions to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.”
This is a developing story. More information will be provided when it becomes available.