Chicago teen found dead in hotel walk-in freezer near O'Hare Airport
A Chicago teen was discovered dead inside a walk-in freezer at a hotel near the airport early on Sunday morning.
CHICAGO — A 19-year-old woman was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at a Rosemont hotel after she went missing from a party.
Kenneka Jenkins was discovered in a freezer in a vacant area of the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center and pronounced dead at 12:48 a.m. Sunday, the Cook County medical examiner's office said, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Jenkin's mother, Teresa Martin, said police told her that it appeared as if Kenneka let herself into the freezer while drunk and died inside.
An autopsy was performed Sunday, but it's not yet clear if foul play was involved. The cause and time of death have yet to be determined.
Police are now reviewing a Facebook video that appears to show Jenkins at a 9th floor party hours before she went missing. Authorities said they have identified most of the people in the video.
Investigators have also gone over surveillance video and are talking to other potential witnesses.
The medical examiner's office said it was waiting on toxicology results and further by investigation by police. Toxicology tests often take weeks or months to complete.
Jenkins' family, however, is questioning the police account of what happened.
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