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Body Found In Home Of Janoris Jenkins Identified

A New York Giants helmet sitting on the field.

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 03: The helmet of running back Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants sits on the grass before the start of the Giants and Washington Redskins game at FedExField on December 3, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, news broke that a dead body had been found at the New Jersey home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Police were reportedly investigating the incident as a homicide.

The Giants star was reportedly in Florida this week and has not been at the New Jersey residence. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that police are investigating a potential strangulation/suffocation as the cause of death.

Just moments ago, the identity of the victim was revealed by officials. According to a report from NBC New York, the victim was a 25-year-old male identified as Roosevelt Rene, a friend of Janoris Jenkins.

Officials revealed that Rene had been living in the house recently.

From the report:

Officials say the body of 25-year-old Roosevelt Rene was found inside the Fair Lawn home at Van Saun Place. Jenkins was not home at the time, and appeared to be in Florida.

Prosecutors say Rene, a family friend of Jenkins, was living at the home recently. It's not clear how he died but sources say police are investigating it as a homicide.

During the 2017 season, Jenkins missed six games due to injury and another due to a suspension for a violation of team rules. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns despite his limited play.

He was a Pro Bowl corner during the 2016 season.

More details to come.

[NBC New York]