A 19-year old Chicago girl, who was found dead in a Rosemont hotel Sept. 10 will be laid to rest this weekend. The girl was found dead inside a walk-in freezer after a night long-partying.
Her mother and many friends of the girl Kenneka Jenkis have been demanding justice for girl who they claim was killed. On the contrary hotel management and police have maintained all along that the girl walked to the freezer after being heavily drunk, opened it and bumped into it mistaking it to be a door. She was found dead almost 24 hours after having gone missing.
In the meantime, Kenneka Jenkins’s mother told the media that almost the daily protests outside the hotel are over. She made it look as if there were people who were financially benefiting from the tragedy that she and her family has suffered. In a video posted to her Facebook page Sunday night, Tereasa Martin said, “You know what, this protest is over.”
Jenkins’ mother went on to appreciate all the people who came out to support her and her family seeking justice for her daughter. Martin said she became aware only recently that some organizers were collecting money from people as part of the protests. “So I’m ending y’all’s agendas that’s not righteous toward my child,” Martin said in the video.
Meanwhile reports suggest that the funeral for Kenneka Jenkins, will be held this weekend on the Far South Side, church administrators said Monday. Her mother in a Facebook post said that the visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Salem Baptist Church, a 15,000-member church at 752 E. 114th St. in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. She went on to add that funeral services are to follow, presided over by the Rev. James T. Meeks, from noon to 1 p.m., Martin said on Facebook. “All are welcome if you come in peace”.