Police in Rosemont, Illinois have released all surveillance video received from the Crowne Plaza Hotel where 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in an industrial walk-in freezer last week. She was attending a party on the ninth floor of the hotel a day and a half before her body was found.
In the videos, Jenkins appears to be stumbling in the hotel hallways, kitchen, and near an elevator.
WGN reports that they did not receive any video where Jenkins walks into a freezer. On Friday, an attorney representing Jenkins' family released a statement saying they didn’t receive any video that showed her entering the freezer either.
“Despite request for all evidence, we have only been provided snippets of video, none of which shows Kenneka Jenkins walking into a freezer," the statement reads. "Serious questions remain as to how she ended up in a Crowne Plaza Hotel freezer and why it took a day and a half for the hotel to find Kenneka."
Activist Andrew Holmes told the Chicago Tribune that detectives in Rosemont, where the hotel is located, let him watch the footage last week.
“We all was wondering and wanted to know, did anybody pull her down there?” Holmes told media during a press conference last Thursday. “Did anybody force her down there? Was anybody on the other side in that room when she got down there? And the answer to that is 'no.'”
"I believe someone in this hotel killed my child," Jenkin’s mother previously told WGNTV.
Multiple Facebook videos captured Jenkins and her friends partying in the hotel. One video, in particular, has gone viral. It appears to show Jenkins sitting on a bed in a hotel room, surrounded by others. She is visible in the reflection of the sunglasses sported by the woman filming the video. A lot of people have also been playing amateur detective, following potential clues in social media posts and videos, and coming up with theories on her tragic death. Rosemont police have said that the death appears to be non-criminal in nature, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
[Photo: Rosemont Police Department]
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