The Tangled Web Comes to an End as Video Shows Kenneka Jenkins Walked into the Freezer Alone. Her Mo
An update from the Chicago Tribune states that Kenneka Jenkins was not carried into the freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont. In a new article, Andrew Holmes, who has elevated himself to be a spokesperson for Kenneka's family went on record saying "the video shows Jenkins, 19, waiting in the lobby of the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel after her friends apparently went up to the room in which they had been partying to retrieve some possessions.
Jenkins then takes the elevator to a lower level and wanders around, opening doors in an apparently 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."
The public is still outraged with the Crowne Plaza Hotel though. Tamika Harris, of Chicago, said the latest revelation proves the hotel was negligent for not blocking access to the unsecured area. Police, she said, weren't as forthcoming with evidence, allowing rumors to fester and run rampant."They could've put out more than they did," Harris said. "When her mom came out that night, they wasn't giving her no answers to help her out. So people feel like they knew but didn't tell us."
Protesters have been standing outside of the Crowne Plaza Hotel demanding answers, peacefully, and this has caused the hotel to lose money. There is also a petition online to "boycott" the hotel. In a Facebook Live video, Jenkins' mother, Teresa Martin urged protestors to keep it peaceful and to not "give those folks nothing to talk about". You can watch her video below.
At least her family now knows that no one else was responsible for placing Kenneka in the freezer. Early autopsy results show that Kenneka suffered no trauma and was not raped which puts other speculations at rest. As of right now they are, however, still waiting on toxicology reports. Let's continue to keep her family in our prayers.