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    When Social Media Hijacks a Death Investigation

    Emojis won’t solve this. After 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a Chicago hotel Sunday, police were reportedly clueless. But the grim discovery of her body inside a walk-in freezer sparked a frenzy of online commentary targeting supposed suspects, some seen in a viral livestreamed video in which Jenkins appeared — reflected in sunglasses — the night before she was found dead. Neither smartphone nor surveillance video proving foul play has emerged, and some say the digital free-for-all clouded the investigation into what may simply have been a tragic accident.

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