Chicago Activist Says Kenneka Jenkins Entered Freezer Alone


Here’s the latest on Kenneka Jenkins the young lady from Chicago whose body was found in a hotel walk-in freezer last Sunday.

According to a Chicago community activist on Thursday, surveillance video at the hotel in Rosemont, Illinois shows Jenkins entering a walk-in freezer … alone.

That activist, Andrew Holmes, who has worked with many police agencies during his years of anti-violence activism, told the Chicago Tribune that detectives let him see the video on Wednesday. He was at the Rosemont police Dept. on behalf of Kenneka Jenkins’ family who looking for answers in the wake of Kenneka’s death.

Holmes says the video shows 19-year-old Jenkins at one point waiting in the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel’s lobby. Her friends apparently went up to the room in which they had been partying to get some items. Jenkins then takes the elevator to a lower level and wanders around, opening doors in what appears to be a disoriented manner, he said.

Finally, he said, Jenkins opens two doors in a kitchen area and enters the walk-in freezer. The doors close behind her and Jenkins is seen no more, he said.

Holmes said he was convinced no one else forced Jenkins into the area where she died. But he said the family is awaiting toxicology tests to see whether narcotics had been put into her drink.

“The important part is we all wanted to know: Did anybody call her down there?” he said. “Did anybody force her down there? Was there anybody on the other side of the room when she got down there? And the answer to that is no.”

Interestingly, Holmes’ account counters online speculation in recent days that the Chicago teen was murdered. He said the circulating theories are “just something they made up on social media,” …read more