The second hour of tonight's Dateline is on Chris Jenkins.
Then at 10pm, Dateline presents:
A new kind of mystery story, which unfolds unlike any other. A college senior named Chris Jenkins is murdered on a chilly Halloween night. Now he comes alive to tell his own story, reconstructing the case in his own words. You'll listen to the pieces of the crime, hear the clues, and literally walk in Chris Jenkins's shoes. Can you help solve his mystery?
It's a true story that only the victim can tell. "Solve My Mystery: The True Story of Chris Jenkins."
Coming up Friday night at 9/8 Central on NBC.
This will be very interesting.
The suicide theory is not nearly as absurd as they are making it sound. He had seen a psychologist because he was so despondent over losing his girlfriend. I'm not saying it's what happened but it definitely is a viable theory. JMO
watching it now
really good so far & told from Chris' pov
I'm gonna have to watch this again. Right now it appears that they are glossing over some things. He was thrown out of the bar but IIRC, and this why I want to watch the whole thing again, they don't mention why. These things can be important to the case.
I never heard about the guy online. I remember way back when the detectives (Smiley Case Murders) that were investigating said news was going to break...then nothing.
Here's a preview of the show written on the official website; http://sfkillers.com/?p=1477
"Iím gonna miss that smile
Iím gonna miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
Iíd do it all again
So play it sweet in heaven
ĎCause thatís right where you wana be
Iím not crying because I feel so sorry for you
Iím crying for me"
~ Toby Keith, Cryin' for Me/Wayman's Song
ETA: interesting...it mentions they found hair in his hand. I didn't watch the whole show...was this mentioned?
Last edited by RR0004; 08-07-2010 at 02:55 AM.
I don't think it was suicide.
The shoes on, the shirt tucked in.........
Yes the did talk about it. Dna was done and it was his own hair. That is one of the things that changed the cause of death from suicide to homicide. Sounds like some sort of involuntary reaction by the body during a traumatic death. Not something that would happen with a suicide.
Someone mentioned a break-up with a girlfriend as maybe a cause for depression, but the show and the letter both state the girlfriend was with Chris in the bar. I have seen 2 different accounts of where his wallet and cell phone were - behind the bar and being held by the gf. Was the gf aware that he was thrown out and did she leave soon after?
I don't know how much investigation was done at the bar, but it seems the tragedy may have been set in motion there.