Public Funeral For Chicago Teenager Kenneka Jenkins Announced
A public funeral for Kenneka Jenkins will be held on Saturday at the House of Hope in Chicago.
Tereasa Martin, Jenkins’ mother, announced the funeral on a Facebook post and requested that everyone planning on attending wear purple and white.
HOUSE OF HOPEKENNEKA JENKINS FUNERAL 9/30/17Saturday THE COLORS ARE PURPLE AND WHITE Rev T Meeks 752 E 114th…
Recently, Jenkins’ family called on the FBI to lead a federal investigation into her death, with an estimated 30 people marching to the FBI’s field office in Chicago following the teenager’s memorial service.
“I’m not a professional, but the FBI, from what I heard, they are professionals,” Martin, said, according to the Tribune. “I’m just looking for help—that’s all I’ve been asking for since day one.”
However, in a report from Newsweek, Garrett Croon, a spokesman for the FBI Chicago field office, said that the FBI would not open its own probe unless requested but it will support “our local and federal law enforcement partners” in their investigations.
The story surrounding Jenkins’ death, who was attending a party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and was ultimately found in a walk-in freezer in the hotel’s kitchen, is still unclear, with the hotel recently stating that no video footage of the teen entering the freezer exists.
Speaking to CBS Chicago, a spokesperson for the hotel said that footage of Jenkins entering the freezer does not exist and that a camera does not even face the freezer. The details were revealed as attorneys for Jenkins’ family toured the hotel.