Explainer: Chris Jenkins

  • Chris Jenkins

  • Chris celebrating the birthday of his friend, Christian Bailey.

  • Jenkins was a lacrosse goalie and three-time captain. After his death, the university created an invitational game in his honor.

  • From 1991. Steve Jenkins coached Chris' baseball team every year that Chris played. Chris' teammates called him "Dirt" because Chris loved stealing bases.

  • Chris at a 2002 lacrosse tournament in San Diego with good friends and teammates (from left to right): Luke Fisher, Dave Wedemeyer, Christian Bailey.

  • Jenkins with his mother. Jan Jenkins never believed that her son committed suicide and continues fighting to find out the truth about her son's death.

  • Chris at 2 years old, wearing his grandfather's hat at an Easter party.

  • Taken in January of 2003. Jan Jenkins says, "His friends decided to create a huge snow display to notify everyone that he was still missing. It was a huge winter snowstorm, but they stayed up most of the night doing it."

  • Chris as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, after a lacrosse match. With his mother and grandparents, Gene (left) and Rose.

  • Just before the school year began — senior year for Chris — Chris and his friend Luke took a road trip through the badlands, Yellowstone, ending up in Phoenix for a 3-day vacation. It was the last time Sara saw her brother.