Police released surveillance video Friday from a Rosemont hotel where a Chicago teen was found dead in a freezer over the weekend.
Also released were police dispatch audio files–including the apparent moment an officer found 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins‘ body in the freezer.’
The nearly 36 hours of footage shows Jenkins on the night of her death at the Crowne Plaza Hotel after she attended a boozy private party there.
One of the videos shows Jenkins walking through a restricted kitchen area at the hotel and not returning. In others, Jenkins can be seen walking down hallways and with a group of people in a food court at the hotel.
The release of the video follows conflicting comments from the family and a community activist surrounding what is seen in the footage.
The family of the 19-year-old claimed the “snippets of video” they have been provided do not show the teen walking into the freezer.
Their statement read: The family has not been provided any video or other evidence of Kenneka Jenkins walking into a freezer. 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. Her death requires a thorough complete and independent investigation.
Police claim the family had received all the surveillance footage from the hotel, however family lawyer, Larry Rogers, refuted this claim.
He said: “We know she was there, but to today’s date we haven’t received it.”
However Andrew Holmes, a prominent community advocate, said the police showed him the hotel security footage and it showed the teen walking into a freezer alone before she was found dead inside nearly a day later.
The investigation into her death continues.
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