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.