A news report in IBTimes says that a 19-year old Chicago teen who was found dead in a hotel freezer, was raped.
The news report alleges that there are signs that make it look as if the 19-year old Chicago teen was raped before being dumped in the freezer. The news report suggests that Kenneka Jenkins who had gone to a hotel in a party might have been raped before being killed and says there are signs of it in a short video clip doing the rounds on the social media sites since last evening.
The video clip has been watched by hundreds of thousands of people with as many as 190,441 people sharing the video on their timelines and more than 19,900 people commenting on it. Most of the people seem to be outraged over the death not being treated as a criminal act.
While talking about the said video, the IBTimes report says, “At first glance, it seemed ordinary enough. But what raised suspicion for some people is that a girl can be heard saying, “Help me,” at the 15-second mark of the video…It’s unclear if the video is authentic”.
The 19-year old girl had reportedly left her house at around 11:30 p.m. Friday for a bowling party. Reports suggest that around 4.am. Her friends called her mother Tereasa Martin around to report they had not been able locate Jenkins. The friends left with Jenkins phone and in the car Martin lent her daughter for the night. Jenkins’ mother came to the hotel at 5 a.m. Saturday, to search for her daughter, but hotel administration didn’t allow her to search the hotel without a missing person’s report. At around 3 p.m. the police finally filed a missing person’s report and began reviewing video footage that led to discovering Jenkins. Martin and her family visited the hotel three times Saturday to find her.
In the meantime, a GoFundMe page has been set up to fund her funeral. Jenkins’ mother says, “This is a page set up for Kenneka Jenkins to help get justice for my baby girl…As many of you may know, On Sunday morning, Neka was found dead in a walk in freezer at Crowne Point Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. We believe there is more to the story. Since this is still under investigation, there isn’t much I can say. The donations will cover funeral cost arrangements, also to help with the investigation. Anything helps. Help me get justice for her! God Bless.”
In the meantime, as opposed to the police, her mother says she cannot believe her daughter entered the freezer on her own. “I believe someone in this hotel killed my child,” Martin said, according to WGN-TV. “(I’m) horrified. It’s something that no one could ever imagine. It’s unbelievable.”