Kenneka Jenkins

The mother of a 19-year-old Chicago girl whose body was found in a hotel freezer is calling for an end to the protests outside a Rosemont hotel. Teresa Martin, mother of Kenneka Jenkins, called for an end to protests due to mismanagement of funds.

Martin posted a video to social media on Sunday, saying, "you know what, this protest is over."
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Martin apologized to anyone who has been hurt for supporting her. "I did not mean for nobody child to get hurt," she said.

Martin also thanked friends and activists who protested outside the Crowne Plaza O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center after Jenkins' body was found on September 10.

She lashed out at unnamed community organizers in Chicago who collected funds "in my child's name" and profited financially from Jenkins' death.

"I guess the devil do come in sheep clothing," she said.

Jenkins went missing after attending a party in a hotel room on the 9th floor on September 8. Her body was found more than 24 hours later in a freezer in an unused kitchen on a lower level conference floor.

  • bemetoo

    ok the mother is being a lil money hungry

  • millz

    Peace surpasses all understanding... still sad and so many unanswered questions

  • MistaO

    Check must of come in...

  • Desiree Edwards

    the church denied having the funeral there because they are not members, so there were a lot of you tubers making videos about it
    over the weekend

  • MissMy2Cents

    Some of you are not understanding her. She is saying people came to her acting as if they were protesting from the bottom of their heart but was collecting money. She is trying to heal from cancer. She can't protest while going through chemo. Go to Facebook and look at her pictures. She had hair, she has none due to her cancer. Also she is right. I'd rather stop the people seeking a payout to protest. Only genuine people who are not out to get paid should be protesting.

  • SumthinSweeter

    I hate when church's do that. They don't even care if you related to the deacon, bishop or pastor up in the church house. If you are not a member, it's a no go.

  • facingrealit1

    We will NEVER learn - Hosea 4:6 - My people perish for a lack of knowledge for they reject knowledge.

  • MsPam

    Poor Kenneka people did her wrong in life and death.

  • facingrealit1
  • lovelygamour

    when booker t Washington made that statement sharecropping was a way of life. that statement applies to somethings but lets not use him as a pillar.

  • lovelygamour

    too bad she couldn't just speak plainly. somebody wanted to get paid for organizing the protests. which is ludicrous. she needs to name and shame or go to the police.

  • facingrealit1

    That statement is the TRUTH! Even today - lets think "Rev" Jesse Jackson, "Rev" Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters - they all have jobs that are based on keeping the black man in his grievances, but they never help anyone overcome because the day that the black man is freed from his troubles they all cease to have jobs.

  • lovelygamour

    do you guys think the video of her daughter walking in the basement was fake? who party was it? was it some rich kids? this sounds like maybe she died in the room and someone hid her in the freezer.

  • lovelygamour

    jesse Jackson has negotiated hostage releases. you need to learn history before you cut and paste.

  • mzbestseller

    I tried not to think this but it shole crossed my mind if she was paid off.

  • NicolaLoves

    The CCV was quite real. All those social media detectives did was delay this woman's grieving process.

    It was embarrassing and stupid. Half the people commenting on this case couldn't even find their way to their high school diplomas, yet they out there solving a "murder". They damn well know the only thing they learned from CSI and Criminal Minds were a couple of black actors names.

    On a related note, by now the initial toxicology reports are in. I'm sure the mother has been informed.

  • Numba Pulla

    Its sad.

  • Look@m3

    I can believe that....even if you a tithe paying member they wont help you out if you fall on hard times.

  • Look@m3

    It doesnt matter who made the dam statement, its true!

  • Monday

    I saw a video online explaining how Shenneka was set up because her brother shot one of the people in the party. She was quickly gave a drink with drugged by a girl who don t even like her. One even works at the hotel. The mom knows it is more than just her walking to a freezer and probably received so many threats that she has to cool down the attention as people there waking up to the fact that her daughter was set up by an hotel employee and don t want to have more problems. Maybe she got offered some money..

    Anywho R.I.P Shenneka

  • KA

    I believe she truly wanted answers and was grasping at every straw. Unfortunately there are people that will exploit your grief for their own gain. My heart aches for this mother. Truly.

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  • Malcom Flex

    I saw some evil shitz - black males making video and memes dissing this young girl. "Frozen" And some of yall brothas play dumb when BW say they're through.

  • Li

    Can someone interpret this for me? Did someone unbeknownst to Martin start a gofundme and collect the money in Jenkin's name. Is that what happened?
    Didn't the hotel promise to pay for the funeral, the girl was buried a couple of days ago.
    This is getting funky.

  • Li

    Wow! just wow!

  • Chicagowise

    The hotel's lawyers: Ms. Jenkins, if you want this settlement, call off the protest. Otherwise, the deal is off the table and we will take this case to court and sue you for our legal fees.

    Ms. Jenkins' lawyers: We have read the toxicology report. It's not good and our case is falling apart. Call off the protests and take the settlement.

    Ms. Jenkins: Is the camera recording?

  • Chicagowise

    She doesn't have a case. Her lawyers have advised to call of the protests and take the hotel's settlement offer.

  • facingrealit1

    Can you eat that hostage; pay your rent with that hostage? What about our black hostage azzes - what is he doing to save us but pimp us out for his own wealth. He didn't even respect his wife and you think he gives two shakes about you. Did you know that the poverty pimp gave Trump a PUSH Lifetime award in 1999 and now calls this same man a racist. Black people need to wake the HELL UP!


  • facingrealit1

    My people perish for a lack of knowledge for they reject knowledge. Hosea 4:6 - That applies as well.

  • T865!

    Please stop it!

  • Taira Mitchell

    Yes someone has been profiting off of her daughters death. She stated she denied the offer for the crowne plaza to pay for her daughters funeral and I believe her funeral is this week.!

  • freelancepimp .

    They just won't!!!

  • ?Blaq BarBee?

    Right! YouTube is flooded with all kinds of BS theories about this poor girl's death. smh

  • Ms.Devereaux

    THEY were photoshopping themselves in the video in the hotel and everything ! I said in the beginning there was a lot of ppl trying to get paid and attention off of this! this is why all those different theories came out and everything it’s a shame how this entire case was exploited for likes and views and money. Some ppl kept this going just to continue to get what they wanted. Sick sad cold cruel world

  • Li

    awh -- the hotel offered a settlement? I guess if she took the offer to pay the funeral there would be an agreement not to sue with it?

  • Li

    Youtube should taken down these type of videos.

  • mila king

    Thank you!!! Thee End

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    This dragged on way too long. I couldn't take her serious because she never stated a tangible "out." Initially, her only demand was to see the tapes. Huh? Um, nothing will bring your daughter back, so advance your thinking past seeing any tapes. If you're going to settle or sue, do it.

    CP has deep pockets, so settle this, bury your daughter, and start your grieving process. Is this even real? I'm just waiting for the family to move out of Chicago like thieves in the night.

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    Love it straight to the point. The mother does have anaccount asking for money herself as she stated on her youtube she just said it is not a fo fund me it is a you caring account. She has collected around $27,000.00. See link.

  • speakinmymind

    Do you work and provide for yourself without government assistance? Nobody owes you anything and what exactly do you need saving from? Stop expecting others to do anything at all for your own mortgage/rent, childcare, etc.

    Negotiating the release of American hostages isn't taking anything away from you but it did help save lives and reunite those families. And who cares about his extramarital affairs. Would you want the entirety of who you are defined by one moment in your life?


    Karma - the hotel will fall, the truth will come out and the family will have an angel looking over them.

  • Reina1718

    Yasssss!!! End that nonsense already! If thats the cass they coulda set her up elsewhere she was always hanging out

  • Reina1718

    Ugh thank u!

  • Reina1718

    Exactly, she had her go fund me

  • Layah Jhene

    Why you lying??? The protest is still on and People stayed all night until the funeral service this Afternoon.

  • Berry Melon

    Yeah it is time to face reality. I've known a few people who have mysteriously died and nobody bothered dig deep into their deaths. With one it was like; "Oh, it was an accident" and so we all just moved on with our lives. If there ain't enough evidence or proof, protesting ain't really going to do anything. Now if someone brutally murdered the chick and left DNA, then there would be more to the story. She died in a freezer, she wasn't cut up into pieces. So her death was most likely accidental.