According to the report, a worker at Jenkins' house discovered the body in the basement Tuesday morning and alerted authorities. Police have yet to identify the victim, and Jenkins reportedly was traveling out of state when police arrived at the scene.
ESPN's Dianna Russini provided additional information:
Dianna Russini @diannaESPN
Also last night in NJ, a man claiming to be Janoris Jenkins’ brother was on a Jet Blue flight to Fort Lauderdale from Newark to allegedly meet up with Janoris. The man caused delays because he was too scared to fly according to witnesses I spoke to. He got off the plane #giants
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported police are investigating the death as a suffocation or strangulation.
Dennis Calo, an assistant prosecutor in Bergen County, said the victim was a male but that police are withholding the identity until they can first alert his next of kin, per the Daily Voice's Jerry DeMarco.
Jenkins is entering his third season with the Giants after signing a five-year, $62.5 million deal with the team in 2016.
Although Jenkins owns a home in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Russini reported he has been in Florida since the Giants' mandatory minicamp ended June 14.
The Giants provided a statement to NJ Advance Media's Matt Lombardo regarding Tuesday's news: "We are aware of it, and we are monitoring the situation."