Wednesday, April 2, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 2

April 2, 2010 – NBC’s Dateline, a news magazine television show, devoted a full hour [this Friday night] to the murder mystery of Chris Jenkins, a University of Minnesota student who disappeared October 31, 2002. Jenkins was reportedly kicked out of the “Lone Tree Bar & Grill at 528 Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis around midnight. It was the last time he was seen alive.”1

“Almost four months later, Chris’s body was found snagged on some tree branches in the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.
Police initially believed Chris either committed suicide or died accidentally after falling into water.” The case was reopened in 2006 after Minneapolis police chief Tim Dolan took office, and his death was reclassified as a homicide.2



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