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Chicago Hotel Says There's No Video Of Kenneka Jenkins Walking Into Freezer Where Her Body Was Found

Kenneka Jenkins was not actually seen walking into the hotel freezer where her body was discovered earlier this month. 

A spokesperson for the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center has revealed they don't have video of Jenkins going into the freezer.

The information was revealed when attorneys for Kenneka's family toured the hotel on Tuesday. 

Jenkins, 19, went to a party at the hotel Sept. 8 with friends but was reported missing overnight. Her body was found in a freezer early Sept. 10, and police have told family members it appears Jenkins walked into the freezer and was trapped inside. 


Justice for #KennekaJenkins 💕🙏🏾

Kenneka's mother, Tereasa Martin, said last week, "I want to see her literally, actually walking into this freezer."


The video clips show the teenager walking down the hall with several friends, but she was left alone as they went up to retrieve her car keys and cell phone.

Kenneka was shown staggering through the empty halls of the hotel and later into the deserted kitchen. 

Jenkins emerged from an elevator and is shown slamming against the wall in the hallway, attempting to steady herself. 

Jenkins made her way into an empty kitchen, passing a metal counter and an industrial sink.  She sways a bit to the right, then to the left, finally walking out of the frame. This was the last time Kenneka was seen alive. 





Jenkins reportedly roamed around the hotel for more than an hour.


Jenkins' family and an attorney toured the hotel for about an hour. He took photos, asked questions, and walked in all of the areas Jenkins was shown walking on the video tapes. 


Rosemont police say the case is a death investigation and is a top priority for the department.

Family attorneys have questioned the effectiveness of hotel officials in helping Jenkins or her family, once the woman’s disappearance was reported to them.

R.I.P. to this beautiful soul gone too soon. I pray her family gains closure from this tragedy and that justice is served. 🙏 #kennekajenkins

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. 


The attorney for Kenneka's family said, "We know she was there, but to today’s date we haven’t received it. No one from Crowne Plaza Hotel responds to her or is seeking to provide assistance to her. For over a day, she was somehow down in this freezer and they have not explained how someone got into an area that was apparently not being utilized, and a freezer that was apparently on and not functioning."

Autopsy and toxicology results have yet to be released.


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