Written by: Joe Ryan
TMZ- A dead body was found at the New Jersey home of NY Giants star Janoris Jenkins on Tuesday and now the Major Crimes Unit is investigating … TMZ Sports has learned.
First off, we’re told Janoris was out of the state when the body was discovered early Tuesday morning — but sources connected to the NFL player tell us his camp is aware of the situation. We don’t know if cops have identified a suspect or even have a working theory on how the person died.
Sources tell us the body was discovered in the basement by a worker at the house. Law enforcement officers in Bergen County raced to the scene. We’re told the coroner showed up a short time later. The identity of the victim is unclear — we know investigators are actively working the case. One source connected to Jenkins says the NFL player has been in Florida and was not at the home when cops arrived.
Not great! Really, really not great!
What a way to start the 2018-2019 season. Can you draw it up any better than this if you’re the Giants?
So, can’t really read much into this right now. I think about it like this, if the person death was because of a murder, Jenkins is screwed no matter what and he’s off the Giants and the NFL. If the person died from drugs or alcohol, not great, but Jenkins could be okay if that situation arrived.
Remember, Jenkins has been in Florida for a while so I guess that could be a good thing?
UPDATE: The body has been investigated and identified. The body was a friend of Janoris Jenkins and has been living at the house for some time according to sources. The cause of death is not yet known.