Kenneka Jenkins

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Lawyers: Pics of Kenneka Jenkins' Body 'Raise More Questions'

But police have officially ended the investigation into her death

(Newser) - Authorities on Friday officially closed their investigation into the death of Kenneka Jenkins , who was found "frozen solid" in a freezer in the unused kitchen of a Chicago-area hotel Sept. 10, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. According to the Chicago Tribune , Rosemont police—after a thorough investigation that included interviews... More »

Cause of Death Determined for Teen Found in Hotel Freezer

Kenneka Jenkins' death is ruled an accident

(Newser) - A Chicago teen's strange death has been ruled accidental. Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in the walk-in freezer of a Chicago-area hotel on Sept. 10. Speculation swirled in the immediate aftermath, fueled in part by videos that sprung up on social media . But the Cook County medical examiner's... More »

Police Release Kenneka Jenkins Video

Surveillance footage shows her alone in kitchen

(Newser) - Police have released surveillance video of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago teen whose death in a walk-in hotel freezer after a party last weekend has led to protests and theories that she was murdered. The footage , which appears to be from a motion-activated camera at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Rosemont,... More »

Activist: Video Shows Kenneka Jenkins Walk Into Freezer Alone

(Newser) - A Chicago activist says he has seen proof that some of the darker theories surrounding the death of teenager Kenneka Jenkins are untrue. Andrew Holmes says he has watched surveillance video that shows the 19-year-old walk into the Crowne Plaza hotel's walk-in freezer by herself, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.... More »

Cops Make Concession in Case of Teen Found Dead in Freezer

Surveillance video will be released to Kenneka Jenkins' mom

(Newser) - There are still more questions than answers in the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago 19-year-old found dead in a hotel's walk-in freezer over the weekend, but officials have agreed to release surveillance video from the Crowne Plaza hotel in Rosemont, Ill., to Jenkins' mother. The move came amid... More »

Party Video Adds Twist to Mysterious Freezer Death

Police are identifying people in it as Kenneka Jenkins investigation continues

(Newser) - Police in suburban Chicago investigating the death of a 19-year-old found inside a walk-in freezer at a hotel are studying a Facebook Live video that has now gone viral. The video reportedly was taken inside a room at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Rosemont on Friday night during a party... More »

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