"On Wednesday a request was made based on the information we had on Wednesday," Ryan said. "Obviously and tragically there is different information today."
The Remy family attorney, Pete Bella, said that he has been in touch with the Remy family, who is devastated.
"Just a very sad and tragic day for two families," he said.
Remy has a troubled past. He admitted to beating up a former girlfriend in 2005. In 2009 he was fired from his security job at Fenway Park in a steroids scandal.
The Red Sox's TV network NESN issued a statement saying, "This morning, we learned of a terrible tragedy. All of us at NESN and the Red Sox, along with Jerry Remy, are filled with grief for everyone involved, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Jennifer Martel. "
He is the son of Jerry Remy, who played second base for the Red Sox from 1978-1984 and who has been a fan favorite as a broadcaster for the team since 1988.
ABC News' Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.