ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - UPDATE:
September 14 2 P.M.
Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside a suburban Chicago hotel freezer say they will show her mother surveillance footage from the night she died.
Rosemont police spokesman Gary Mack says Tereasa Martin, the mother of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins, will see the footage Thursday. Police say they are reviewing about 30 hours of video collected from 47 hotel cameras. Police say they've interviewed a dozen people who were at the hotel when Jenkins went missing or are otherwise involved.
Jenkins' body was found in the freezer early Sunday. Police say she was last seen at a party at the hotel Saturday. Martin says police told her that her daughter was intoxicated and that she let herself into the freezer where she died.
Jenkins' family and others protested outside the hotel Wednesday evening.
September 12 11:30 a.m.
-- Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside a suburban Chicago hotel freezer are examining a video that appears to show her in a room at the hotel hours earlier.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the Facebook Live video appears to show 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins of Chicago sitting on a bed with other people nearby in a 9th-floor room of the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont.
Jenkins' body was found in the walk-in freezer Sunday, about 24 hours after concerned relatives contacted the hotel and police.
Jenkins' mother, Teresa Jenkins, says police told her that her daughter was intoxicated when she let herself into the freezer where she died.
An autopsy has been conducted but a cause of death hasn't been determined.
That video has not yet been released.
September 10, 2017
A 19-year-old Chicago woman has been found dead in a suburban hotel's freezer.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office says Kenneka Jenkins was pronounced dead Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont. It says her cause of death is not yet confirmed although an autopsy has been completed.
Rosemont police say hotel staff discovered Jenkins inside the walk-in freezer. They say she was last seen at a party at the hotel early Saturday. She was reported missing Saturday afternoon.
The woman's mother, Tereasa Martin, told the Chicago Tribune that police told her Jenkins apparently let herself into the freezer while drunk.
Martin said that if her daughter was drunk, she would have had difficulty opening the heavy freezer doors and would've realized she wasn't entering an elevator or the hotel entrance.