The tragic death of Chicago woman Kenneka Jenkins a month ago was wrought with speculation that there was foul play afoot after her body was discovered in a hotel freezer. After weeks of investigation, Jenkins death was ruled accidental by the coroner in the case.
Local outlet WGN reports:
“Today’s Cook County Medical Examiner report, which found the young woman died accidentally, must be confusing and difficult for all who knew her. Her death has stunned our company and saddened employees,” a spokesperson for the hotel said in a statement Friday.
Numerous conspiracy theories have been floating around on social media about the teen’s death. The ME said there was no evidence of foul play.
After examining the body and reviewing security camera footage, the medical examiner said there was no one seen entering the unused kitchen area with Jenkins, and said there is no evidence there was any kind of altercation prior to her death. In its autopsy, the medical examiner said they did not find evidence any “date rape drugs” contributed to her death, and there was “no other evidence of external or internal trauma” to her body. They concluded that she died of hypothermia.
The family of Jenkins continued to contend that the woman’s death was suspicious in root, and there is still an active investigation to indentify who was at the Rosemont hotel party that evening. Police in the matter have put out an arrest warrant for two individuals connected to the case and interview nearly three dozen other people who attended the event.