"She is not on this Earth!"
When Kenneka Jenkins first went missing, her friends, loved ones, and many members of the media believed that she may have been murdered. There was so little information concerning her disappearance that many naturally assumed that the conditions surrounding the event were suspicious, dangerous, or even premeditated.
Jenkins’ body was discovered in a hotel’s walk-in freezer in early September. She had died of hypothermia. Although an autopsy has drawn the conclusion that Jenkins’ death was an accident, many still believe that foul play was involved.
Now, a video has surfaced that is allegedly of Kenneka Jenkins a week before her death. In the footage, she is being carried out of a club ― apparently unconscious ― a mere week before she died.
It was nearly a full day after Kenneka Jenkins went missing that the 19-year-old’s was found. She was discovered in a walk-in freezer at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont after Jenkins’ friends informed her mother that the teen was missing.
When she left her home the Friday before, she told her mother that she was going bowling and to see a show. In reality, she went to a party on the ninth floor of the hotel in which her body was later found. Friends who attended the party with her tried to find her when they were ready to leave and couldn’t locate their friend. However, they did find her phone and her car keys. After a search of the hotel, Kenneka’s friends decided to contact her mother, Tereasa Martin, only to discover that she hadn’t heard from her daughter since 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Her mother launched into a deeper search. She contacted hotel staff with no results, and even knocked on doors on the ninth floor to find out if they had seen Jenkins. Martin had no luck — that is, until she convinced staff to review surveillance footage from the hotel.
The footage revealed that Jenkins had been in a drunken state the previous night. Footage was also discovered of her wandering around areas of the hotel alone, including a kitchen area nearby the freezer. She was later discovered in a walk-in freezer at the hotel that was turned on, but not in use.
Jenkins’ death has since been ruled an accident. According to The New York Daily News, her autopsy revealed that she had alcohol and topiramate, a medication for epilepsy and migraines, in her system at the time of her death. Her blood alcohol level was 0.112, which is significantly higher than the legal 0.08 limit used to determine the ability to drive in Illinois. Jenkins died from hypothermia, and her death has now been ruled an accident.
Ruled an Accident
Although her death has been ruled an accident, Jenkins’ mother is not so convinced. According to Complex, she claims that her friends’ “stories changed over and over,” which “[lead] her to believe Jenkins didn’t end up in the walk-in freezer on her own.” In an interview with Tribune, she said, “Those were double steel doors. She didn’t just pop them open.”
She is also suspicious because of the way the hotel “passed her off” to Rosemont police instead of looking at their footage first. She also felt that Rosemont police were “slow to get to the bottom of what was going on in the first place,” according to Complex. Although authorities believe that Jenkins walked into the freezer by herself, there isn’t footage of her doing so.
Now, a video has surfaced that is allegedly of Jenkins a week before her death.
In the video, a man in a black Security shirt carries a woman in a pink dress and heels down a flight of stairs. It’s clear that the woman is fully unconscious. Loud party music can be heard blaring in the background.
The woman filming gives him directions on where they parked. Then she tells him to make sure her friend is completely covered, saying, “You ain’t a real daddy if you don’t get her t***y — it’s popping out. Just push your left hand up.”
Apparently, this isn’t the only woman who needs to be guided to the exit. The woman filming says, “I gotta come back in here and get my other friends if that’s cool with you… put her in the car.”
The footage cuts to another shot of the man carrying her in a parking lot, and the unconscious woman looks to be entirely passed out. The filmer zooms in on her face, saying, “Oh my gosh — she is not on this Earth right now. I don’t know —” and then the video is cut off. Watch the full video here.
When Jenkins’ body was found, the medical examiner’s office concluded that she “had no interaction with anyone immediately before her death and that there was no evidence she had suffered trauma due to abuse,” according to The New York Daily News.
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