Janoris Jenkins' brother charged with manslaughter after body is discovered at Giants star's New Jersey home
Janoris Jenkins's brother William has been arrested on charges of possible homicide after the body of Roosevelt Rene was discovered in the player's New Jersey home on Tuesday
On Tuesday, a body was found at the Fair Lawn, New Jersey home of the New York Giants' cornerback Janoris Jenkins. The New York Giants cornerback's brother William Jenkins Jr. has now been arrested after being charged with aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of Janoris's 25-year-old family friend Roosevelt Rene who was also a music producer. Apparently, Roosevelt had been living at the house for an unknown period of time.
According to TMZ, William Jenkins was taken into custody early Tuesday morning, roughly nine hours before the body was found, on an unrelated parole warrant violation. Officials now believe that, before they arrested William Jenkins, he killed Roosevelt Rene, the man discovered at Janoris' home. The authorities believe they found enough evidence to connect William to the killing.
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
Sports reporter Dianna Russini posted that the family is now aware of the arrest and the authorities are reaching out to Janoris, who is in Florida. "Spoke to Giants sources and they say the organization is in touch with Janoris Jenkins who is still in Florida. His family is aware of the arrest."
I’ve also learned Janoris Jenkins had family staying at that home...he had plans to return to New Jersey today to deal with this situation but he may stay in Florida. #Giants— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) June 26, 2018
According to ESPN, the results of a post-mortem exam by the Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office are still pending, while the police are treating the case as a homicide investigation and are considering the cause of death to be suspicious. The article also states that the Giants said that they "are aware of and monitoring the situation."
According to New York Daily News, Janoris Jenkins and Roosevelt Rene weren’t just friends. They were musical collaborators who were seemingly excited about helping build each other’s careers in the industry. In March, Janoris and Roosevelt promoted the release of a track titled 'Hood Jumpin' with Jenkins rapping under his MC name “Rabbit” and Rene producing under his DJ name, “Trypps Beatz.”