Friday, 22 September, 2017

Police examine surveillance video after woman found dead inside Rosemont hotel freezer

Police investigate video appearing to show Chicago teen before her body was found in walk-inĀ freezer	 	 	 			Kenneka Jenkins Police investigate video appearing to show Chicago teen before her body was found in walk-inĀ freezer Kenneka Jenkins
Sammy Stanley | 13 September, 2017, 00:26

Authorities confirmed that police are investigating the viral video that appears to show Kenneka Jenkins seated on a bed in a hotel room hours before she disappeared.

Martin said police initially told her Jenkins was intoxicated when she entered the freezer, that "freak accidents like that do occur".

Martin said neither law enforcement or the hotel staff took her repeated pleas for help seriously. She attended a party at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont and went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Jenkins was last seen on the Crowne Plaza's ninth floor, witnesses told police. Jenkins was later found inside an industrial freezer on Sunday night, more than 24 hours after her disappearance and was pronounced dead on site.

An autopsy conducted Sunday ruled that Jenkins' cause of death was pending further studies, according to the medical examiner's office, and an investigation into Jenkins' death remained ongoing.

Detectives are looking at the Roberts video and others, a Rosemont Police spokesman told reporters.

"Yes, they've looked at it and continue to look at it and all the other social media videos and posts".

The video has been viewed millions of times and shared all over social media, and many believe some form of foul play happened in the room, however, police have yet to confirm this. The family said that she disputed the police account of events, because if Jenkins was so inebriated, she would not have been able to open the heavy freezer door.

A review of surveillance footage reportedly showed the teen "staggering" drunk early Saturday, Martin told reporters.

Following the mysterious death, her case has attracted huge attention on social media.

Also, there is an exit button inside the freezer, although it sometimes did not work properly, authorities found, according to the Associated Press. Police said her body was beyond resuscitation. The title read, "Best friend of Kenneka Jenkins attempting suicide on camera". "I don't think anything has been ruled in or ruled out at this point", said Mack.

"I know in the deep freezer at my job, you have to have some strength to yank the doors open". She went missing a short time later.

"Generally speaking, they're going to bring in the police ... and let them do the investigation", he said.

Jenkins' family said they have their doubts about what happened, and that they're most upset because they tried to find her shortly after she disappeared - but were unable to until it was too late.

Kenneka Jenkins' death remains under investigation by Rosemont police.

Meanwhile, Jenkins' family and Holmes pleaded with anyone who was in the hotel room that night to come forward with information.

He said police also were not disclosing whether there were any signs of trauma to Jenkins' body.

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