Irene Roberts Monifah Shelton

Rumors are swirling that the best friend of the Chicago teenager who was found dead in a hotel freezer took her own life in an apparent suicide. But are the rumors true?

Kenneka Jenkins, 19, was pronounced dead after her body was found in a walk-in freezer in the basement of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois on Sunday.

Friends on social media accused Kenneka’s best friend, Monifah Shelton, and another woman, Irene Roberts, of luring Kenneka to a 9th floor hotel room.

The women allegedly plied Kenneka with alcohol and invited three men to take advantage of her sexually.

Rumors spread like wildfire that Shelton, who was an employee at the hotel, committed suicide.

SEE ALSO: The mysterious case of a 19-year-old Chicago teen found dead in hotel freezer

The source of the rumors are a fake Instagram page and a click-bait website that reported Shelton was found “hanging from a cable cord” in her bedroom.

The rumors could not be verified by any legitimate news source. Shelton’s real Facebook page is private.

Monifah Shelton

  • Renee26

    If she did ION really care….she should have had to wait on death row but at least she won’t be able to set nobody else’s child up to be raped and murdered for $200…F them ALL

  • T3

    Something in the milk isnt clean with Jenkins’ death. Those friends did something.

    And are they saying Shelton committed suicide after Jenkins death????

  • Noirluv45

    I don’t think Shelton committed suicide. The IG page referred is not available anymore, so I think it’s fake news.

  • Free speech cost Sheen

    This story is weird. IG has added rape & kidnapping to the story. Also a million dollar reward.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Imma be Sooo honest..i could give a shyt. Her guilty conscience made her hang herself…dumb arseee

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Huh? She really did set the girl up?

  • You Could Never

    mo still alive far as I heard and hope to be arrested soon along with ‘rene.

  • Junkanoo

    l wonder if she’s run the same game on other girls. Lock all of them up ,what kind of guys get a hard on for forced sex with someone to drunk to particapate?

  • Renee26

    It surely appears to be so. The freezer was in a location that only employees would know about. The girl was an employee who threw the parties in empty rooms…they called the guys over…one of them asked the dudes $200, you could hear the girl mouth being covered then music going up to muffle sounds of protest when the dude said “you trippin”….THEN the girls took the dead girls stuff and got in her momma car and returned it.

    Yeah those raggety bitches set her up so they could make some money off of her and tried to cover it up. Look at the other girls….she was the only one who was trying to look cute while the others barely combed their hair. IJS If they all where there to turn tricks or party with dudes they would have all been trying to look extra cute. I believe SHE was the target just like those who knew her said on social media.

  • Vegas1989

    These young girls have to be careful who they are running with. I’m not drinking nothing that I didn’t pour myself. I wish that she wasn’t so drunk or drugged up. I wish that she should have called her mom and told her what was up. But the sad thing is these girls returned her momma car back without her…..I would lay hands on Shelton and Irene myself and pay the price later.

  • imright

    what was her cause of death ?? did the girl die from hypothermia in the freezer ??

  • imright

    wow thats really effed up. 2nd story ive read like this in less than a month ? smh

  • Applebootay

    I guess the autopsy will determine if she died before or after she went in the freezer. Everybody in that room know what happened to that girl and they should all rot in prison.

  • Applebootay

    You know that part about them driving the car to the Momma, that’s that part right there…….looking that mama in the face and lying after they murdered that girl….that part…

  • Rita fontaine

    They need to stop bull shitting around and find out who killed that baby!

  • bashi

    I’m happy that I’m a loner

  • Nala Shakur

    EErily enough shes wearing purple in both photos

  • NicoleZee

    Me too! Praise God!!! As my late grandma would say, when you get lonely and need a friend, turn to Jesus.


    This is so sad, another like this happen in Chicago last week, thank God she didn’t die.

  • Yen Chantress

    I heard someone refer to this scenario, in the hotel as a “Kick-back”. SMH This is pitiful! Everyone involved is responsible. And a video is not enough evidence to fry the friend. It seems as if this was normal behavior. Young women in hotel rooms with multiple men. I would bet this was not the first time. Of course her friend is going to be the target for the responsibility of Kenneka’s passing. It is the easy route. They had been friends since they were small children. IF it were me involved, my parents would have equally pointed out my wreckless behavior, as being a key part in my demise. With all the media coverage of so much, females should never put themselves in these scenarios. Period! I hope her Sol finds peace. ?

  • Elevated Soul

    I believe Kenneka was set up by her “so called friends”….If you look and listen to the video by the Irene woman,it’s clear that they knew she was in the back room getting raped by those dudes.It’s not as if the walk in freezer was in her room.

  • bashi

    People think I’m crazy that I go to movies by myself . I don’t need company because people may only have face value but their heart is wicked.

  • Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    this is just sick. what have we become. video recording rapes and murders and abuse and all kinds of Sh6t.

  • Chicagowise

    O.k… here’s what the streets are saying… she wasn’t assaulted in the room. One of the males gave the dead girl’s friend some money to take her out of the room and he (and possibly a few others) attacked her elsewhere. There’s also alleged video of Irene, the girl on camera with the sunglasses and colored hair, turning herself in at a Chicago police station.

  • Chicagowise

    Rumors: there were two attackers. One held a pillow over her face while the other sexually assaulted her. I hope the medical examiner has enough sense to check the skin on her upper and lower vestibule, the skin onnthe inside of her lips. When people are smothered, there’s usually bruising there. They also need to check her face for the presence of fibers.

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  • Jussjess25

    People are so quick to point blame on the friends. The sad part is we dont know what happened yet. Girls are moving fast these days, the young lady may have decided to leave with a male, we dont know. Im grown, but I cant tell you how many times Ive tried to stop my friend from making a bad decision and she snapped at me and told me “shes grown” she can handle hereelf. I say that to say we dont know what happend yet and may have been noones fault but her own rip

  • Jussjess25

    What guys?? The news has not reported anything about a rape or guys.. the autopsy hasnt even been confucted yet.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I won’t lie, this story bothered me today. I thought about it off and on all day while at work and this isn’t even my kid, niece, sister, cousin, friend. I don’t know her, but damn my heart is heavy for her. Those girls planned this ahead of time, gave her the drink, called dudes over, took money, listened to her pleas for help, listened and watched her getting raped, live streamed the whole thing, said out loud ‘they raping her’, did nothing, dragged her to the hotel lobby, then did something to the video tape, put her in the damn freezer, when to the girl’s mother’s house, looked her square in the eyes and lied. I always thought one of a woman’s greatest fears was being assaulted, so how, I mean HOW, could they sit there and watch and listen and not FEEL NOTHING, and I’m a complete stranger and this was heavy on my mind and heart all day. I can’t believe this.

  • The Dutchess

    Ditto! & it’s stories like these that make you not want to meet any new “friends”

  • ?Royalty?

    Hail yeah. Me too.

  • ?Royalty?

    I do the same and its not crazy at all.

  • Kirenee

    Yep! Movies, dinner, concerts.., everything! I’m a middle aged woman and have had too many fake female friends who get jealous. No thanks! I kick it with Siri because she knows when to eventually say bye!

  • sunni_daze

    Watch the live stream. That shit was foul.


    Thank you


    Remember if you have one real friend you’re rich more than one and you’re a fool. Jealousy is a very ugly monster

  • ramosyo

    So .. your basing your storyline on what??? If that’s what happened the police would not be saying it wasn’t foul play. SOMETHING HAPPENED but only the people involved know. It’s a sad case. But you can’t say these things with no merit.kick back and wait for it..

  • ramosyo

    !!!!!! This part.

  • Transitioning

    I know that’s right. I have to remind people, I enjoy my own company wayyyy too much to have others come and disrupt my peace. Open new “friend” enrollment is NOT an option. Nope… If Your Energy is Wrong, the conversation will not be long!

  • Patricia

    this will be made into a lifetime movie because its got all the plots and characters and twists

  • fRAktal Reality

    “If Your Energy is Wrong, the conversation will not be long!” <===This is KEY! …and it rhymed. :-)

  • Jussjess25

    Sunni it did look foul but it couldbe interpreted to be, the young girl was getting high and things took a turn for the worst. When other people are high they will not be in a position to pertect you persay. Not justifying just sayin …

  • Jb

    I agree. I dnt know her ethier. Its sicking that women can sit around and listen to that. I hope her voice haunts them at night. May God have mercy on their souls.

  • YellowSauce

    we don’t know what happened yet but since when are the cops trustworthy ? if there was no funny business why isn’t anyone clarifying what happened ? … I know I would be on social media defending myself to EVERYBODY… people WOULD KNOW I didn’t set up my friend … so until SOMEONE says THIS is WHAT happened people WILL speculate … ALL of SM has been speculating and our instincts tell us that something foul happened .. you can’t be upset for people expressing how they feel about this … if it wasn’t for SM the police would not even be investigating

  • YellowSauce

    ID Channel …. Or TV One
    ( tv1 does basically the black people lol )

  • Berry Melon

    She’s not dead, she was apparently arrested a day ago in a protest. These stories sure are swirling, like a washing machine.

  • Stanley Stevens

    Maybe she was just STUPID

  • Stanley Stevens

    It will be an early Christmas for the mama, she’s hit the lottery! Have a Stupid child, then when they do something Stupid Sue-Sue-Sue.