On September 10, 2017, Jenkins was found dead in a walk-in freezer at a Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois where she had gone for a party with friends and had been missing for a day.   
Jenkins left her house in the 2100 block of West Warren Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. Friday September 8, 2017, to attend a party with friends in a hotel room at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont.   
Witnesses stated they seen Jenkins at a party on the ninth floor of the hotel. Teresa Martin said her daughter's friends called her after 4 a.m. Saturday to say they had lost track of Jenkins in the hotel and left after they were unable to find her.   
Teresa headed to the hotel at around 5:00 a.m. Saturday to try to find her daughter. Hotel staff told her they needed a missing persons report from police before they could start reviewing surveillance video of the premises.   
An autopsy on September 10, 2017, failed to determine a cause of death for Kenneka, and the medical examiner's office stated it was awaiting toxicology tests and further investigation by police.   
Rosemont police have released few details, citing an open investigation. Teresa Martin stated authorities told her the freezer, though in a vacant part of the hotel complex, was functioning and cold. It’s unclear who found Kenneka’s body, however, or whether there were signs of trauma.   
On September 12, 2017, another Facebook Live video initially uploaded by Ty Roland, shows more people at the hotel party Kenneka attended.
On September 13, 2017, police stated that they are conducting an active death investigation and detectives have been in daily contact with Teresa Martin.
The videos show Kenneka was alone during her final moments alive. Rosemont police stated that the hotel room used for the party was booked by two people using a stolen identity and a fraudulent credit card. 
Kenneka's mother announced via Facebook Live that her daughter's funeral is set for Saturday September 30, 2017.