Ontario County (NY) District Attorney James Ritts said authorities in Bergen County, NJ reached out to New York State Police to advise them that William Jenkins, 34, was a person they wanted to speak with in connection to the body discovered Tuesday at Janoris Jenkins’ Fair Lawn, NJ home.
The body was identified as Roosevelt Rene, 25. Rene, a music producer under the name Trypps Beatz, had been staying at Janoris Jenkins’ home. Police are investigating Rene’s death as a possible strangulation/suffocation incident.
Rene’s body was discovered around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. His death not yet been ruled a homicide and an autopsy is still pending.
According to Pitts, police officers in Ontario County responded to a call around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday regarding a “suspicious condition” near a convenience store. While responding to the call they discovered William Jenkins, who had an outstanding warrant, and took him into custody.
William Jenkins has prior convictions on charges of the criminal sale and possession of controlled substances, both class B felonies under New York State law. Records show that he was released on supervised parole July 18, 2016. As of Wednesday, William Jenkins was being held on the parole violation.
Janoris Jenkins has been in his native Florida since the conclusion of the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp nearly two weeks ago. Multiple sources report that he is “good” and “just waiting for the legal process to play out”. The Giants cornerback has been advised to stay in Florida until the resolution of this matter.