Police in Bergen County and Fair Lawn, N.J. announced on Wednesday afternoon that William Jenkins Jr., the 34-year-old brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, will be charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Roosevelt Rene, whose body was found on Tuesday in Janoris’ home.
Their statement on Twitter said the investigation into Rene’s death is ongoing, and that no further details could be released.
New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins
New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Janoris Jenkins #20 and Avery Moss #91 of the New York Giants in action against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 19, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Chiefs 12-9 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 29: New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) talks to the media after 2017 New York Giants training camp on July 29, 2017, at Quest Diagnostics Center in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 23: Cornerback Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants reacts after a play in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 23, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 08: New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) during the National Football League game between the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers on October 8, 2017, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 03: New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins visits the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl LI Radio Row at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM )
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 23: 'You won't catch me' New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) passes Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) on his way to a touchdown after an interception during a NFL game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, on November 23, 2017, at Fedex Field, in Landover, Maryland.
The Redskins defeated the Giants 20-10.
(Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys has words with Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants in the first half of a game at AT&T Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04: Janoris Jenkins and his son attend Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 09: Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants plays cornerback in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 9, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21: Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams reacts after missing an interception against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 13: Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams warms up prior to a game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Edward Jones Dome on September 13, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 08: Cornerback Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams reacts after making a defensive stop against the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 30-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 22: Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams breaks up a pass intended for Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which was eventually called a pass interference penalty in the third quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 22, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons pulls in this reception against the Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams at Georgia Dome on September 15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 25: Cornerback Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams reacts after returning a 36 yard touchdown interception against the Arizona Cardinals during the second quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 31-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Defensive back Janoris Jenkins of North Alabama competes during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01: Mardy Gilyard #1 of the Cincinnati Bearcats is tackled by Janoris Jenkins #1 of the Florida Gators during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Earlier Wednesday, the district attorney of Ontario County, N.Y. told TMZ that William Jenkins was a person of interest in Rene’s death, but at the time he was not a suspect.
Rene, who was 25, was a music producer known as Trypps Beatz. In his last Instagram post, which he put up a week ago, Rene is shown in a darkened room, his laptop and other recording equipment around him as he bobs his head to a beat.
On his website, Rene wrote that his motive “is to enlighten the youth and others to be creative … and inspire the world with their artistry and hip-hop culture.”