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    Friend of Giants' CB Jenkings Found Dead Inside His NJ Home

    A family friend of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins was found dead inside the football player's New Jersey home. Michael George reports. (Published Tuesday, June 26, 2018)

    A 25-year-old family friend was found dead inside the New Jersey home of Giants star Janoris Jenkins on Tuesday, authorities say. 

    Officials say the body of 25-year-old Roosevelt Rene was found inside the Fair Lawn home at Van Saun Place. Jenkins was not home at the time, and appeared to be in Florida. 

    Prosecutors say Rene, a family friend of Jenkins, was living at the home reently. It's not clear how he died but sources say police are investigating it as a homicide. 

    The Giants organization says it is monitoring the situation. A message left with Jenkins was not immediately returned. 

    Neighbors say Jenkins has lived there for about two years. 

    "He's quiet, he's respectful, he keeps to himself," one woman said. "If you say hi to him or engage him, he'll engage you nicely. He's respectful."

    Another woman said she frequently walks her dogs late at night, and never hears anything. She says it's a quiet neighborhood. 

    Family friend Roosevelt Rene was found dead inside the Fair Lawn home where Giants cornerback Janrois Jenkins lives
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    One neighbor went on to say Jenkins has been a better neighbor than most; he would sign autographs and give out candy on Halloween to kids who rang his doorbell, that person said. 

    Bruce Beck contributed to this report.