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Kenneka Jenkins’ Family Reaches $6 Million Settlement With Crowne Plaza Hotel

The family of Kenneka Jenkins, who was found dead at age 19 in a Chicago-area hotel’s walk-in freezer, has reached a settlement reportedly worth $6 million. Jenkins’ death attracted wide attention, including from conspiracy theorists.

Jenkins’ mother, Tereasa Martin, will receive a large share of the money, with two other relatives each receiving more than $1 million, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Word of a settlement had recently emerged, but the details didn’t come out until the case was set to go to trial.

The resolution comes more than six years after Jenkins died at the Crowne Plaza Chicago-O’Hare hotel in Rosemont, Ill. She went to the hotel in September of 2017 to attend a late-night party on the ninth floor. But she never came home — and after nearly 24 hours of uncertainty, her body was found in a freezer in a commercial kitchen space. The cause of death was determined to be hypothermia.

Read the source article at NPR

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