19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins, was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at a Chicago Rosemont hotel, Sunday morning. The teen had gone missing Saturday from a party that she attended with friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to Teresa Martin, Jenkins’ mother, the teen left home around 11:30p.m. to go to a show and bowling. Instead the teen and her friends attended a party in a hotel room at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont.
According to Chicago Tribune, Martin received a phone call from her daughter’s friends after 4 a.m. to say they had lost track of Jenkins in the hotel and left after they were unable to find her. The friends stated that they were in Jenkins’ car and they had her cellphone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The hotel’s video footage shows Jenkins staggering drunk near the hotel’s front desk. The friends told Martin that the three of them were getting ready to leave the party but realized that Jenkins had left her phone and car keys back in the hotel room. Jenkins stayed in the hallway while the friends said they retrieved her stuff. But when they got back to the hallway she was gone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Martin expressed her doubts about the friends’ accounts of what really happened that night since their “stories continued to change over and over.”
The freezer had double steel doors and Martin doesn’t see how her “drunk” daughter would be able to open the doors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Those were double steel doors, she didn’t just pop them open.”
The police are investigating the incident to find out what really happened to Kenneka Jenkins Saturday night.