FAIR LAWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police on Tuesday were probing the death of a man found inside the New Jersey home where New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins lives.
The Bergen County prosecutor’s office says the body of 25-year-old Roosevelt Rene was found inside 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.
Evidence markers lined the garage floor as investigators carried brown paper bags out to a crime scene unit vehicle parked on Van Saun Place.
Multiple neighbors tell CBS2’s Jessica Layton Jenkins was in Florida when the body was discovered early Tuesday.
A spokesman for the Giants says the team is monitoring the situation but didn’t comment further.
Jenkins played at Florida from 2008-10 before finishing his college career at North Alabama. He was 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.
Rene is a family friend of Jenkins’ and has been living at the Bergen County home recently, according to prosecutors. The medical examiner’s office will work to determine his cause of death, which remains under investigation.
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