Body found in home where New York Giants’ Janoris Jenkins lived ID’d

Posted at 6:32 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 11:46:16-04

FAIR LAWN, N.J. — A body that was found at a New Jersey home owned by New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been identified, officials say.

Roosevelt Rene, 25, was found dead in a New Jersey home where New York Giants’ cornerback Janoris Jenkins lived. (Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office)

The Bergen County prosecutor’s office says it is investigating a death at the house in Fair Lawn, about 10 miles north of MetLife Stadium. Property records show Jenkins has lived at the house the last two years. He did not own the house, as was previously reported.

The body was identified as 25-year-old Roosevelt Rene. Rene, who is a family friend of Jenkins, has been living at the home, officials confirm.

The office didn’t say where Jenkins was when the death occurred.

A spokesman for the Giants says the team is monitoring the situation but didn’t comment further.

Jenkins played at North Alabama before being drafted in the second round by the St. Louis Rams in 2012. He played four seasons with the Rams and the last two seasons with the Giants.