Viral Facebook Live Video May Be A Key To Solving Case Of 19-Year-Old Found Dead In Hotel Freezer

People think you can hear someone screaming in the video and a woman yelling “help me.”

By Gina Tron

The search for a missing teen ended Sunday when her body was discovered inside a walk-in freezer at a hotel.

Nineteen-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was pronounced dead at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, according to AzCentral.

Police said she was last seen at a ninth-floor party at the hotel early Saturday morning. She was reported missing later that day.

Now, police are investigating her death, and eyeing surveillance video and videos from social media in the process.

A Facebook Live video appeared to show Jenkins sitting on a bed in a hotel room, surrounded by others, according to the Chicago Tribune. She was visible in the reflection of the sunglasses sported by the woman filming the video. The video has since gone viral, and has gotten more than 3 million views.

Commenters allege they can hear someone screaming in the video and a woman yelling “help me.”

"Yes, they've [police] looked at it and continue to look at it and all the other social media videos and posts," Gary Mack, a spokesperson for the village of Rosemont, told the Tribune.

The teen’s death has not yet been determined. However, Jenkins’ mother Tereasa Martin, told the Chicago Tribune that police said her daughter walked into the freezer while drunk and died inside. But, Martin said if her daughter was drunk, she wouldn’t be able to open the heavy freezer doors.

"Those were double steel doors, she didn’t just pop them open," she said.

The distraught mother suspects foul play.

"I believe someone in this hotel killed my child," Martin told WGNTV.

Martin isn’t the only one. Jenkins’ death sparked outrage on social media and people are calling for justice.

[Photo: Facebook]

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