Although the investigation of the mysterious death of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins, netizens were not satisfied as police are not looking at the people seen with Jenkins as a suspect for her death.
On September 17, Jenkins was found lifeless inside a freezer at the Crowne Plaza Chicah O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois almost 24 hours after her “friends” reported that she was missing.
Investigators initially said that Jenkins stumbled herself into a freezer while intoxicated, but netizens see a foul play after a live video recorder by her friend, Irene Roberts posted in Facebook page Monifah Shelton went viral online.
In the live video, it was seen that Roberts was the one filming and Jenkins was heard saying “help me” on the background. But instead of helping her, Roberts turned up the music so Jenkins’ plead could not be heard on the video.
The said video has now 4 million views and the online community noticed that there are at least 3 men in the room together with Jenkins and Roberts. Police confirmed that they are already looking at the said video as part of evidence.
Rosemont Police spokesman Gary Mack said. “Yes, they’ve looked at it and continue to look at it and all the other social media videos and posts. They are leaving no stone unturned as far as trying to corral everyone they can and talk to them and interview them about what happened and what was going on that night.”
Jenkins’ mother, Tereasa Martin is not convinced that her daughter tripped over the hotel’s freezer by herself, “I believe someone in this hotel killed my child,” she said.
Netizens were angered by the fact that police didn’t name Roberts or any of the other people seen with Jenkins’ for the past 24 hours before her death as a suspect, they think that they are the ones guilty of Jenkins’ mysterious death.
“Best friend, no friend, you’re a suspect, you was in there, just come forward. You was happy enough to put yourself on Facebook, now be happy enough to come over here and tell these detectives what happened. Everyone that was in that room should march down to the police department. Somebody inside that room knows what happened,” said Andrew Holmes, an activist who is working with Jenkins’ family.
Meanwhile, police recently released a footage from the hotel’s CCTV where Jenkins was seen stumbling in the hotel kitchen, hallway, and out of the elevator.