An autopsy report for Jenkins’ cause of death was still pending at the time this article was written.
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It wasn’t until 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the Tribune wrote, that someone went back to the kitchen, inspected the corner where Jenkins last appeared in the video, then left and returned with a police officer.
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“At this time, the death investigation of Kenneka Jenkins will remain in the hands of the Rosemont Public Safety Department. This investigation has been and remains the utmost priority for us. Throughout this investigation we have used any and all outside agencies necessary to complete a thorough investigation and will continue to do so as needed. As with any investigation, we have resources and assistance available from the local, county, state, and federal level.“I would like to respond to the inquiries surrounding the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intervening with the death investigation of Kenneka Jenkins,” Stephens said in a prepared statement.
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Jenkins was found in a walk-in freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago last Sunday. Investigators say she was attending a party in one of the hotel rooms when she went missing.
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Free access to 40+ digital editions Website access Daily NewsletterThe medical examiner’s office is still waiting for toxicology results, so they have not ruled on a cause of death.
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“We are aggressively working with the Chicago Police Department and others to locate any individuals who were inside the hotel room that evening,” the department wrote in a statement. “Additionally, we are still following up on the over 500 tips and leads coming in.”But in clips from around 3:30 a.m., Jenkins emerges from an elevator alone and staggers down a hallway, hitting the walls and going in and out of a room. Another clip shows her entering an empty kitchen, where she walks out of the shot. The kitchen surveillance camera, which appears to be motion-activated and is in a part of the hotel that is currently under construction, is not triggered again until 8:34 p.m. the same day, when someone briefly enters the frame and looks around, possibly during the search for Jenkins.
“I believe someone in this hotel killed my child,” Jenkin’s mother previously told WGNTV. Multiple Facebook videos captured Jenkins and her friends partying in the hotel. One video, in particular, has gone viral. It appears to show Jenkins sitting on a bed in a hotel room, surrounded by others. She is visible in the reflection of the sunglasses sported by the woman filming the video. A lot of people have also been playing amateur detective, following potential clues in social media posts and videos, and coming up with theories on her tragic death. Rosemont police have said that the death appears to be non-criminal in nature, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
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doesn’t surprise me. Pop music has generally promoted drug use as a part of party culture. Additionally, firsthand knowing people in the entertainment industry and witnessing the new age party scene validates my concern for how much of an affect it has on younger people.Leave a comment 2.02K reads BIG NEWS In a new surveillance video released by police, Kenneka Jenkins appears to walk into a Crowne Plaza kitchen, but is not seen walking into the freezer where her body was reportedly found. The footage shows Jenkins walking through the hotel with “unidentified people” around 1:13 a.m. in “steady” condition, reports CNN. But later footage shows her impaired and struggling to walk before heading into the kitchen and walking out of camera’s view around 3:32 a.m. A total of 36 hours of surveillance footage have been released to the public.
She and other activists are alleging that surveillance video of her daughter’s final moments alive has been altered.Hotel shows 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins walking alone in a kitchen. However, the hotel says there is no video showing her enter the basement walk-in freezer, where she was found dead the next morning.
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Police added that they would make roughly 36 hours worth of surveillance footage available upon request and that Martin was welcome to contact them with questions or to review the footage at any point.“This investigation has been and remains the utmost priority for us. Throughout this investigation we have used any and all outside agencies necessary to complete a thorough investigation and will continue to do so as needed. As with any investigation, we have resources and assistance available from the local, county, state, and federal level.”
report from the Chicago Tribune, following Jenkins memorial, an estimated 30 people marched to the FBI’s field office in Chicago later in the afternoon to demand a federal investigation.
anything except the possibility that a combination of underage drinking and using illegal substances with friends equally as inebriated resulted in her accidentally walking into a freezer. I do agree that there are so many variables that could have prevented this young girl from losing her life. Primarily, where was hotel staff? She staggered into an area that was not available to hotel guests which means it should have been guarded with higher level security. Yes, the cameras were rolling, but no one was available to stop her. Were there no guards on duty watching the live footage? Lastly, what could she have possibly been under the influence of at the party that had her in such an inebriated state?
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was found early Sept. 10 in a freezer after she had been reported missing by friends and family. Hotel surveillance video clips released publicly show Jenkins stumbling through parts of the complex, including the area where the freezer is located, but that freezer is off-camera.WGN-TV. “They must feel this. No cover up. You will not cover up the death of our children. This has gone on for far too long.”
Music News Originals Culture Sports Shop Boards Home / News / Family Of Kenneka Jenkins Calls For FBI To Investigate Her Death FBI Kenneka Jenkins Culture News Next Music News Originals Culture Sports Artists Events Shop Boards Boards About OKP Affiliates OkayAfrica Okay Space Large Up Revive Keep In Touch Email address: Sign Up Family Of Kenneka Jenkins Calls For FBI To Investigate Her Death Posted by Elijah C. Watson 1 min agoPolice in Rosemont, Illinois have released all surveillance video received from the Crowne Plaza Hotel where 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in an industrial walk-in freezer last week. She was attending a party on the ninth floor of the hotel a day and a half before her body was found.
“It doesn’t make sense ― and I’m not a professional, but the FBI from what I heard ― they are professionals,” Martin told WGN-TV.
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At one point, a line of local police in squad cars approached the protesters, followed by more officers on bicycles, and a police van was stationed nearby. Some protesters shouted angrily at the officers while other protesters appeared to restrain them, but as of about 7:45 p.m., the gathering remained peaceful and it appeared no one was detained.Mother of Kenneka Jenkins Says Activist Misrepresented Family
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However, in a report from Newsweek, Garrett Croon, a spokesman for the FBI Chicago field office, said that the FBI would not open its own probe unless requested but it will support “our local and federal law enforcement partners” in their investigations.
At this time, the death investigation of Kenneka Jenkins will remain in the hands of the Rosemont Public Safety Department. This investigation has been and remains the utmost priority for us. Throughout this investigation we have used any and all outside agencies necessary to complete a thorough investigation and will continue to do so as needed. As with any investigation, we have resources and assistance available from the local, county, state, and federal level.
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Y’all are really doing a #ireneChallenge ? What’s next a Kenneka challenge? Walking y’all selves into freezers smfh #KennekaJenkins pic.twitter.com/isqA2EC32G
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19-year-old girl named Kenneka Jenkins that died in a walk-in freezer at the Crown Plaza O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. Kenneka was there attending a party in a hotel room, but eventually left the party and was seen on several hotel surveillance videos clearly impaired, stumbling through the hallways and into an unsecured kitchen area. After tottering through the kitchen, she disappears off camera and presumably walks into the freezer. This has raised many eyebrows and unanswered questions whether to consider this a “terrible accident” or a devised plot by her friends or hotel staff.
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