Video Shows Crowds Of People Protesting In Chicago Demanding Justice For Kenneka Jenkins

Video Shows Crowds Of People Protesting In Chicago Demanding Justice For Kenneka Jenkins

Many want surveillance footage to be released and for her friends to speak out.

Published September 14th

As the case surrounding the death of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins continues, people in Chicago and around the country have started to demand answers and transparency when it comes to the investigation. 

The death of the teen, who was found inside a hotel freezer after going missing, has created more questions. Jenkins' mother did not believe police when they said she let herself into the freezer and she also suspected her daughter's friends were not being forthcoming with all the details. 

Jenkins's mother, Tereasa Martin, said the stories from the friends who also attended the party with Kenneka were not consistent. This led her and others to suspect foul play.

Since the investigation into Jenkins' death began, videos from Facebook Live and Snapchat that were taken the night of the party have gone viral on social media. The videos, along with the surveillance footage, which has not been publicly released, has caused people to protest her death. 

  1. Crowds gathered in the vicinity of the Crowne Plaza in Rosemont to demand answers

    A petition has also been started for the truth to come out in regards to Jenkins' death. 

  2. In addition to demanding for the release of the surveillance tapes, protesters said they want the hotel to be shut down
  3. People on Twitter have also suggested Jenkins' friends played a part in her disappearance and death

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Kenneka Jenkins via Facebook)

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