Mrs. Jenks was married to Frank Jenks, an accountant who worked his way up from stock boy to senior accountant and made a good living. However, Frank would become involved in the illegal gambling operations of Senior Suerte. After significant losses Jenks would threaten to reveal Suerte's operations to the police, Suerte in response ordered Frank to be killed. Frank would be murdered by Suerte's men at the Gem Theater, which would cause Luke Cage (whose Hero For Hire office was located in the Gem) to become involved.
While the attackers escaped, Luke contacted Jenks' widow. When she arrived on the scene, she was shocked to find that her husband's body was pilfered by men posing as ambulance drivers. Luke promised to find her husbands body and solve his murder free of charge. Luke would soon track Frank's body to an operation run by a criminal named Black Mariah, who's gang poses as ambulance drivers in order to pilfer the valuables of the deceased. Luke would smash Mariah's operation, and recover Frank's body.
Luke's informant Flea would pick the moment in which Mrs. Jenks was thanking Luke for his work to collect his $50.00 fee for information. Upset that Luke "lied" about doing the job for free would throw the money in his face and storm off. However, the incident would make Luke a target for Suerte's men who would attack him on an almost daily basis. Fed up, Luke would visit the widow Jenks to find out if she knew anything. Checking her husbands safety deposit box, they would find a clue that would prompt Suerte to attack Luke directly. In the insuring battle, Luke would learn the truth, and Suerte would be killed in the ensuing battle.
Jenks would get involved with Luke a final time when a night on the town would lead her to meet Big Ben Donovan. Donovan would wine and dine her. However when she wouldn't take no for an answer he would chase after her. Seeking Luke for protection lead to a fight between Donovan and Cage. As the battle raged, Jenks was kidnapped by Billy Bob Rackham, who was trying to get revenge against Cage.
When Rackham's partner, Phil Fox informed Billy Bob that Jenks wasn't Cage's girlfriend Claire Temple (their intended target), Rackham murdered Fox (leaving Claire to take the blame) and fled to his New Jersey home with Jenks. There Luke would come to her rescue with the help of Comanche and Shades. During the fight, Mrs. Jenks and Rackham would be killed, however Jenks would provide information that would clear Claire's name before her death.
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