William Jenkins, the brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter after a body was found Tuesday at the player’s house in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
The body was identified as Roosevelt Rene, 25, a Jenkins family friend who had been living at the house, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
The office announced Wednesday that William Jenkins was in custody, adding that the investigation is ongoing. Sources told ESPN that Jenkins had been in Geneva, New York, and was initially held in Ontario County, pending extradition to New Jersey.
According to New York state department of corrections records, William Jenkins was arrested on drug charges in 2006 and again in 2011. He was paroled from prison in July 2016.
Janoris Jenkins was not at home when the body was discovered and has been in Florida since the completion of Giants minicamp two weeks ago, sources said. Jenkins has been advised by attorneys to remain in Florida, sources said.
The Giants said that they “are aware of and monitoring the situation.”
Information from ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Jordan Raanan, and the Associated Press was used in this report.
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