Mother of Kenneka Jenkins Says Activist Misrepresented Family

Questions surround death of woman found in Chicago hotel freezer

Questions surround death of woman found in Chicago hotel freezer

Community activist Andrew Holmes reviewed the surveillance video with police and said the death was an accident waiting to happen.

The mystery of Kenneka Jenkins' death took another twist Friday morning, as her family attorney said Rosemont police have not sent them any video of the 19-year-old woman entering a walk-in freezer at the hotel where she was found dead.

Police showed the surveillance footage to Jenkins' mother Thursday before the video is made public.

As just about everyone on the internet has become a detective in this case, a new video obtained by authorities from the hotel could prove that no foul play was involved in Jenkins' death after all.

The team's mother, Tereasa Martin, expressed frustration with the lack of information given to her by Chicago police.

"Despite requests for all evidence, we have received only snippets of video, none of which shows Kenneka Jenkins walking into a freezer". The doors closed behind her and Jenkins is seen no more.

"She walked into that unsecured area that should have been secured", he said. "Those were double steel doors, she didn't just pop them open", Martin told reporters. Even though amateur sleuthes claimed Jenkins was killed, police said it was not a homicide investigation.

"It could be your child", she said. "But people can rest assured Rosemont is one of the top, highest trained, most respected police departments in the state of IL and does a good job at what they do".

"We all wanted to know: Did anybody pull her down there?" Was anybody on the other side, in the room when she got down there?

Martin said she went to the hotel around 5 a.m.to look for her daughter, but she said it was the lack of urgency of hotel staff and police that slowed and obstructed the search for her daughter, and possibly led to her death.

Hotel surveillance shows a Chicago teenager walk into a hotel freezer alone before she was found dead inside almost a day later. Joe Balogh did not answer directly, but expressed appreciation for Holmes' assistance "on behalf of the family and community pursuant to this investigation".

"They will now be able to view this footage at their convenience yet still have the opportunity to come to the police station at any time to discuss or review the footage with investigators", Rosemont Police said in a statement. Many said they want to see the video from the hotel.

Glenn Harston, a spokesperson for Crowne Plaza, said that the hotel would be happy to pay for Jenkins' funeral.

Jenkins' body was found in the freezer early Sunday, about 24 hours after relatives contacted the hotel and police to report her missing.

It appears to show Jenkins sitting on a bed in a hotel room, surrounded by others. Results from an autopsy conducted by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office are pending further studies and the investigation.

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