On Tuesday, a dead body was discovered on the property of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins and police on the scene treated the situation as a homicide
According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Jenkins had not been at the residence as he’s spent his entire time in Florida since the Giants mini-camp concluded a few weeks ago:
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
A near 24 hours later and we are starting to see some disturbing and odd details beginning to emerge regarding the situation:
Fair Lawn Police Sgt Brian Metzler said police were called to the home at 10:22 a.m. and that members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office were also on scene.
The identity of the person has been identified as Roosevelt Rene, a 25-year-old man who is also referred to as “a family friend of the residents” in a statement.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, police are investigating a possible strangulation/suffocation as the cause of death in the case.
A man claiming to be Janoris Jenkins’ brother was on a Jet Blue flight to Fort Lauderdale from Newark to allegedly meet up with Janoris. The man caused delays because he was too scared to fly according to a witness, ESPN’s Dianna Russini spoke to. The individual eventually got off the plane and didn’t make the trip to Florida.
Janoris wanted to get back to New Jersey but the New York Giants and the attorneys have told him to stay in Florida at this point as police continue to investigation.
Photos of Janoris Jenkins can be seen on Rowe’s Instagram account:
Keldy Ortiz of North Jersey.com was able to conduct an interview with one of Janoris Jenkins’ New Jersey neighbors, who was stunned at the revelations:
— Keldy Ortiz (@KeldyOrtiz) June 26, 2018
Meanwhile, the New York Giants have released a statement regarding the issue, saying they are monitoring the situation.