MTV’s “True Life” franchise is creating a spin-off investigative series that will look into the death of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins who was found dead in the freezer of a Chicago hotel back in 2017.
“True Life Crime” is the eight-episode docuseries that will follow award-winning journalist and MTV News host Dometi Pongo as he investigates crimes committed against the youth. One of those stories will feature the mysterious death of Jenkins.
⠀⠀MTV’s description for Jenkins’ episode reads: “Hours after going on Facebook live, 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins vanished from a birthday party at a hotel in Chicago. The next day, her body was finally found in a hotel freezer. The investigation incited a firestorm as young people all over the country scoured social media for answers. What happened to Kenneka Jenkins?”
Six other stories will also be included in the series. Another case is 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz. “Gang Target or Mistaken Identity” will look at the case of 15-year-old Guzman-Feliz, who was murdered in 2018. Footage of his murder, recorded by security, cameras went viral and sparked a #JusticeForJunior social media campaign.
The series will premier on January 8, 2020, at 9/8c on MTV and VH1.
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