Viral Facebook Video Reportedly Showing Kenneka Jenkins Hours Before She Died Becomes Central Focus Of Investigation

Viral Facebook Video Reportedly Showing Kenneka Jenkins Hours Before She Died Becomes Central Focus Of Investigation

Many believe the footage suggests the teen's death resulted from foul play.

Published 1 week ago

In the case of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins, who was found dead inside a Rosemont hotel freezer, police are reviewing a viral Facebook video that appears to show the victim hours before she went missing. 

Rosemont spokesman Gary Mack said the video under review by police officers appears to show Jenkins sitting on a bed in a hotel room with other people present, reported the Chicago Tribune.

The viral video, which has received on 4 million views, was recorded live by a woman wearing mirrored sunglasses. Police say the reflection in the glasses shows the other side of the hotel room, where it appears Jenkins is sitting. 

Mack said authorities have identified most of the people on the video, yet they have not disclosed any names of the people present. 

"Yes, they've looked at it and continue to look at it and all the other social media videos and posts," Mack told the Chicago Tribune. "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."

On the video, many people have commented about the clip's suggestion that Jenkins fell victim to foul play.  

Mack also said it could take weeks to months for a toxicology test to be completed for police to determine what happened. 

"I don't think anything has been ruled in or ruled out at this point," Mack told the Tribune. "It's just considered a death investigation at this point."

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Kenneka Jenkins via Facebook)

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