Police are investigating Roosevelt Rene’s death as a homicide

AP

The death of 25-year-old Roosevelt Rene is being investigated as a homicide, according to ABC/ESPN.

The story regarding the discovery of Rene’s body was covered on Wednesday morning by ABC’s Good Morning America. And even though no accusations of any kind have been made against Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who rents the house where Rene was found, the report included a quote that seems odd at best, ominous at worst.

“Janoris wanted to get back to New Jersey but the New York Giants and the attorneys have told him to stay in Florida at this point as police continue to investigate,” ESPN’s Diana Russini said.

So why would the Giants and Jenkins’ attorneys tell Jenkins not to come back to New Jersey to participate in the investigation? Even if Jenkins isn’t and will never be a suspect, he could provide useful information regarding the other people who may have had access to the house. And if police become determined to talk to Jenkins, the fact that he’s in Florida most likely won’t keep that from happening — especially since he’ll be returning to New Jersey in roughly a month for training camp.

An autopsy will be performed on Rene later today. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media previously has reported, citing unnamed law enforcement sources, that strangulation or suffocation was being explored as the possible cause of death.

Via NorthJersey.com, Rene was a music producer and artist, who went by the name Trypps Beatz. He produced music, per NorthJersey.com, for Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, Kodak Black, and Curren$y.

82 responses to “Police are investigating Roosevelt Rene’s death as a homicide

  1. I dont see much meaning either way ominous or otherwise to read into what the lawyers told him. Lawyers always advise to simply not talk at all until they decide its time so whether he was guilty of this crime or totally unconnected this is still what they will tell him at this juncture. They will want to let things unfold then arrange for any cooperation to be under their terms and control, again that would apply whether he us guilty or totally unconnected.

  2. Probably to make sure he stays away from the crime scene and contaminating it. Investigation is on and everyone is being looked at.

  3. Since Janoris wasn’t even in town when the guy died, it’s only the team’s Josh Brown burn that’s keeping him out of camp now until all the smoke on this thing clears. Pity.

  4. Maybe the Giants just dont want the media circus that is NY/NJ all over their player. Maybe thats why they want him to stay in Florida.

  5. Its easier to powerboat it from Florida over to Cuba (no proper extradition treaty with the US). There’s no other reason for the classy Giants to tell him to stay away, other than the opportunity to add Florida beach motifs to their latest crime memorabilia.

  6. Why would they advise him to stay put? Because it’s the sensible thing to do.

    Voluntarily speaking with law enforcement is unwise—even if you have nothing to hide—given the very serious risk that law enforcement misinterprets something you say and uses it to make accusations or charges against you.

    Silence is always best. Even if you don’t have anything to hide, be smart and don’t interject yourself into an investigation. Let the professionals come to you as they work through the details.

    I have no doubt the Giants, a sophisticated business entity with inside and outside counsel, And Jenkins’s own attorneys understand this well and advised him accordingly.

  7. Well, court of public opinion will already convict Jenkins, but I don’t think that’s how the legal system works…dude Trypps Beats had some good music, did beats for B.E.N.N.Y. The Butcher too…RIP

  8. “My alchemists inform me that a sudden loss of pressure in the upper humours
    can allow tiny demons into the blood, resulting in death. This natural phenomenon is in no way the fault of Mr. Jenkins, who is free to go.” — Roger Goodell

  9. Could be as simple as them telling him he doesn’t NEED to come back until the Police ask him too. He’s probably in Florida for a reason so he can stay and handle whatever business he has UNTIL the Police want to speak to him. (which will probably be today, so everything I just said is moot)

  10. That’s why you’re an entertainment reporter and not a practicing attorney. He can gain absolutely nothing from returning and aiding in the investigating if he’s not a suspect. Chances are, he can be charged in some way if he was indeed murdered

  11. “So why would the Giants and Jenkins’ attorneys tell Jenkins not to come back to New Jersey to participate in the investigation?”

    Because Goodell and Mara are circling the wagons

  12. Via NorthJersey.com, Rene was a music producer and artist, who went by the name Trypps Beatz. He produced music, per NorthJersey.com, for Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, Kodak Black, and Curren$y.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Well that certainly isn’t a lineup Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Perry Como is it?

  13. Easy to understand why the Giants and his lawyers told Jenkins to stay put. Jenkins could be completely innocent or somehow involved in a crime (the homicide itself or crimes that led to someone else killing the guy or trying to cover up the crime or trying to take revenge or something else). Seems likely that Jenkins has told the team and his lawyers that he is completely innocent (even if he isn’t). The Giants might be deluding themselves, but they probably take Jenkins word that he is completely innocent.

    So in the “best” case for Jenkins (meaning he is completely innocent), why would people advise him to stay far away? Easy. Because they worry he could do something dumb or impulsive or somehow disrupt the investigation. Even if Jenkins is completely innocent, doing anything dumb or impulsive in reaction could result in Jenkins committing a crime. Just one of many possibilities – what if Jenkins is completely innocent, but knows that the guy was in financial trouble with violent people? What if Jenkins returns home and tries to confront the people he (Jenkins) thinks killed the guy? What if Jenkins knows the guy who was killed had a storage locker with stolen goods or lots of cash or guns or drugs and Jenkins tried to get to the storage locker?

    I have no idea what happened, but assuming that the situation is actually best case for Jenkins and he is completely innocent, it is still easy to understand why he would be getting advice to stay away so he doesn’t do something stupid.

  14. cmon you’re a lawyer….if you have nothing to say….then say nothing….I’m just a knuckledragger but if I learned anything by watching the First48 it’s just shutup….

  15. lol. What, do his handlers think Jenkins can hide from a murder investigation in FL?? That’s hilarious. All it will do is add obstruction to the list of whatever charges they’re going to hit him with.

    It’s not like they want to talk to him about an unpaid parking ticket…

  16. After watching season after season of the First 48, if there is anything I have learned, ask for your lawyer and don’t say a thing, even when you’re innocent.

  17. nhpats says:
    June 27, 2018 at 8:37 am
    “So why would the Giants and Jenkins’ attorneys tell Jenkins not to come back to New Jersey to participate in the investigation?”

    Because Goodell and Mara are circling the wagons

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    Dude, this is teal life. It’s not the NFL.

  18. If I can’t hear Trypps Beatz or Curren$y, I just don’t think that I could bear it.

  19. Think about this, if you had a house and someone (most likely a very good friend) you had staying at your house died wouldn’t you go check out what happened? I would, but then again I’m normal…

  20. nyyankeefanforever says:

    Since Janoris wasn’t even in town when the guy died,
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    They gave a time of death?

  21. Why don’t guys just come out immediately and say they had nothing to do with it but they would prefer to be left alone for a few days to morn their friend? If you truly did nothing wrong then its a pretty simple thing to do instead of letting the media blow it up. No clue if he was involved but staying quiet makes it seem like you’re guilty

  22. snookau says:
    June 27, 2018 at 8:17 am
    Urban Meyer at UF:
    2 national titles
    2 murderers

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    Not bad actually, considering the number of kids who passed through his program. Imagine how many more murderers or criminals there could’ve been without football/Meyer.

  23. “Maybe the Giants just dont want the media circus that is NY/NJ all over their player. Maybe thats why they want him to stay in Florida.”
    _________________

    Working great so far. I’m only seeing his name in the same sentence as “murder” and “Aaron Hernandez” a few times a minute now.

  24. nyyankeefanforever says:
    June 27, 2018 at 8:09 am
    Since Janoris wasn’t even in town when the guy died, it’s only the team’s Josh Brown burn that’s keeping him out of camp now until all the smoke on this thing clears. Pity.

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    Is Giants camp open right niw? Because if its not that could be an even bigger reason for him not to be there.

  25. JJ has nothing to do with this. He let one of his friends use the house and nonsense ensued. The friend, whoever he is, has questions to answer. Janoris though? No.

  26. mogogo1 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 9:22 am
    “Maybe the Giants just dont want the media circus that is NY/NJ all over their player. Maybe thats why they want him to stay in Florida.”
    _________________

    Working great so far. I’m only seeing his name in the same sentence as “murder” and “Aaron Hernandez” a few times a minute now.

    ________________________________________

    Exactly….and the NY media hasnt even gotten to him yet. Thats my point.

  27. If the Jersey cops want to talk to him, pick up a phone or coordinate with Florida LE ANDD his lawyer. Not surprising a lawyer can’t figure this out.

  28. mogogo1 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 9:22 am
    “Maybe the Giants just dont want the media circus that is NY/NJ all over their player. Maybe thats why they want him to stay in Florida.”
    _________________

    Working great so far. I’m only seeing his name in the same sentence as “murder” and “Aaron Hernandez” a few times a minute now.

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    Thats because there are some out there that find just way too much glee in the Hernandez story.

  29. First rule of dealing with the cops: get a mouthpiece and do and say EXACTLY as he advises. NEVER talk to the cops about a serious matter without an attorney present.

  30. arwiv says:
    June 27, 2018 at 9:38 am
    JJ has nothing to do with this. He let one of his friends use the house and nonsense ensued. The friend, whoever he is, has questions to answer. Janoris though? No.

    0 1 Rate This
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    Wait, are you Goodell or Mara?

  31. Why is he renting?

    Do you know what the property taxes are in NJ? It’s astronomical

  32. In situations like these, you would NEVER tell your client or interested party to return to the home until a preliminary investigation is complete. It is too easy for them to attempt to tie evidence to you with their clumsy forensics and what not.

  33. i thumbs down your comment says:
    June 27, 2018 at 9:50 am
    Why is he renting?

    Do you know what the property taxes are in NJ? It’s astronomical
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    Highest in the nation.

    … and for NO reason.

  34. Well if Jenkins had nothing to do with this, the company he keeps certainly did.

  35. If only someone would invent a device that would allow voice communication over long distances. Then the police could easily speak to him even in Florida.

  36. cmon you’re a lawyer….if you have nothing to say….then say nothing….I’m just a knuckledragger but if I learned anything by watching the First48 it’s just shutup….
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    He’s a witness. He doesn’t the right to attorney and if doesn’t say anything if he does know something and lies about it, he could be charged with obstruction during a Homicide investigation which can carry heavy jail time.

  37. So what I said in a previous post of it not being an accident has been confirmed. If the Giants were smart they’d cut Jenkins now. Even if he’s just a suspect the optics of him being around aren’t good for the team morale. See Aaron Hernandez being cut as he was being arrested or the Panthers cutting ties to Rae Carruth relatively quickly as well.

  38. “He produced music, per NorthJersey.com, for Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, Kodak Black, and Curren$y.”

    Country singers?

  39. The real question is, if Jenkins is unable to play, how much will Roger allow Mara to penalize the Redskins and Cowboys against their cap to make up for it?

  40. Florio – I like you but you’re a lawyer. That’s what lawyers do. There is no need for him to come back at this stage, I wouldn’t have my client go back either. This myth that “if he has nothing to hide then…” is just that – a myth. Anyone who has ever watched the ID channel knows that. And anyone who’s been in the legal space does to. It’s like asking whether your client should testify.

    When the authorities need input, they will get input. That’s when a good attorneys tell their client to go in.

  41. patsfan1820 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 10:12 am
    So what I said in a previous post of it not being an accident has been confirmed. If the Giants were smart they’d cut Jenkins now. Even if he’s just a suspect the optics of him being around aren’t good for the team morale. See Aaron Hernandez being cut as he was being arrested or the Panthers cutting ties to Rae Carruth relatively quickly as well.

    —-

    No. I don’t know what happens in New England that you think every situation should apply to everyone else. Hernandez was indicted. And they were right to release. No one even knows what’s going on in Jersey right now, no one has even been close to being declared a suspect. So why in the world would you release him? Maybe it turns out he did something, maybe it doesn’t. But based on what we know now? You’d fire a guy because of the news equivalent of social media?

    I think you’re just pissed they beat you. Twice.

  42. TruFBFan says:
    June 27, 2018 at 10:35 am
    patsfan1820 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 10:12 am
    So what I said in a previous post of it not being an accident has been confirmed. If the Giants were smart they’d cut Jenkins now. Even if he’s just a suspect the optics of him being around aren’t good for the team morale. See Aaron Hernandez being cut as he was being arrested or the Panthers cutting ties to Rae Carruth relatively quickly as well.

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    No. I don’t know what happens in New England that you think every situation should apply to everyone else. Hernandez was indicted. And they were right to release. No one even knows what’s going on in Jersey right now, no one has even been close to being declared a suspect. So why in the world would you release him? Maybe it turns out he did something, maybe it doesn’t. But based on what we know now? You’d fire a guy because of the news equivalent of social media?

    I think you’re just pissed they beat you. Twice.

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    I am pretty sure the fanbase of the grteatest NFL dynasty ever (because of the cap era), if not sports history at this point, is not pissed in any way.

    You NY/NJ people are comically arrogant even when you’re seen as inferior in a situation that you can’t handle.

    It’s been like living a dream these past 15 years as a PAts fan.

    Almost indescribable. You people act like the Pats have to win the SB every year in order for you to think we’re happy.

    LOL

    Nice logic.

    On top of that, your owner is a raging cheater with Goodell, so the fact NE has done all of this in front of cheating owners w/Goodell, is absolutely incredible.

    Steal more of our draft picks for no reason, why don’t you?

  43. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 9:55 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 9:45 am
    Crack open that Article 46, Rogie! We’re waiting!
    ————

    18-1.

    4 7 Rate This

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    5 rings

    dynasty

    cap era

    8th straight conf title game appearance in 2018

    greatest sports run ever

    It’s comical to think you think somehow any imperfection trumos what I just typed above

    beyond comical, actually

    Your franchise is in a tailspin and blows due to NY arrogance

    PS Yanks choked it down in the 2004 ALCS

    LOL!

    PS Keep stealing our draft picks for no reason, so you have a chance, cheating loser

  44. No, Patsfan isn’t upset we beat them twice. He knows they need a top cornerback.

  45. I dont see much meaning either way ominous or otherwise to read into what the lawyers told him. Lawyers always advise to simply not talk at all until they decide its time so whether he was guilty of this crime or totally unconnected this is still what they will tell him at this juncture. They will want to let things unfold then arrange for any cooperation to be under their terms and control, again that would apply whether he us guilty or totally unconnected
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    Right. We do not live under a Napoleonic code of justice, whereby you are presumed guilty. There is a presumption of innocence here in the US, it’s one of the(many) reasons I like living here. Yet there are people that look sideways at Jenkins for not immediately jumping on a plane. One can only imagine the s-storm media circus that would ensue once Jenkins walks off the plane at Newark airport.

  46. It concerns me that a former lawyer would take this position. Why should Jenkins talk to the police? He was out of the state when the homicide occurred. It wasn’t his personal residence. Anything he says, can – and will – be used against him in a court of law. Not for him.

  47. To clear Jenkins just figure out when he left NJ and if it is close to the estimated time of death then the Giants have another problem besides OBJ.

  48. Maybe Jenkins was advised to stay in Florida because they suspect that Jenkins was the intended target?

  49. Hate to tell the Giants fans this but I was actually trying to give some friendly advice. Even if he didn’t do it the fact that a murder occurred in his house is a bad sign. He’s a talented player but an incident like that should get you fired in any circumstance.

  50. @thehaljordanproject says:

    Why is this man renting a house?
    ===================================================================
    1. Why is it your business?
    2. Renting is better if living there for only part of the time.
    3. He can afford to rent there and avoid property taxes and own in Florida.
    4. Why do you even care what he chooses to do with his money?

  51. @patsfan1820 says:

    Hate to tell the Giants fans this but I was actually trying to give some friendly advice. Even if he didn’t do it the fact that a murder occurred in his house is a bad sign. He’s a talented player but an incident like that should get you fired in any circumstance.
    =================================================
    You’re confused…this is about Janoris Jenkins, not that slime ball, always a NE Patriot Aaron Hernandez.

  52. snookau says:

    June 27, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Urban Meyer at UF:
    2 national titles
    2 murderers
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    That number will rise as the guys that made it to the NFL go broke. lol

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