A 19-year-old teen from West Side found dead on Sunday, her body was discovered from a walk-in freezer. The incident took place at Rosemont hotel.
Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a walk-in freezer, she went disappeared on Saturday. She went missing from the party in which she was with her friends, according to the police and Jenkins’ family.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office said, at 12:48 AM she was pronounced dead on Sunday. Her body was discovered after a long search.
According to her mother, Tereasa Martin, the authorities told her that her daughter died inside a walk-in freezer. The police told Martin that Jenkins was inebriated and she let herself into the walk-in freezer which turned into the biggest tragedy of her life as the incident took her life and left tears in family members’ eyes.
However, the truth behind Jenkins’ death still not revealed completely, the actual cause and the manner of her death remains a mystery for all. While speaking to the reporters outside the Rosemont hotel, Martin said that she’s “horrified.” She called it “unbelievable.”
“It’s something that no one could ever imagine. It’s unbelievable,” she said.
Jenkins went to a party with friends about 11:30 PM on Friday. She went to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont to attend the party with her friends.
A spokesperson for Rosemont’s village, Gary Mack said, her sister talked to her at about 1:30 AM on Saturday and it was their last conversation. According to the Mack, the eye witnesses told police that Jankins was seen on the ninth floor of the Rosemont hotel at the party.
He said, “The hotel staff and management (were) actively canvassing the area at that time.”
The police checked some video clips of the hotel and said that Jankins was nowhere in the video.
Martin said, “If they (police) had taken me seriously and checked right away, they could have found my daughter much sooner and she might have been alive,”