A teenager was found dead inside a walk-in freezer after she disappeared while partying with friends at a hotel. Kenneka Jenkins’ body was discovered more than 24 hours after she vanished from the party in a ninth-floor hotel room.
Her friends told her mum that they had lost track of her and they left after they were unable to find her. The 19-year-old’s family launched a desperate search which came to a tragic end as staff searched the hotel.
Detectives have told her mum that she apparently let herself into the freezer while she was inebriated. The teen had gone to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in the US city of Rosemont, Illinois, for a party late Friday night.
Miss Jenkins’ mum Tereasa Martin told the Chicago Tribune that police informed her that her daughter apparently let herself into the freezer while she was inebriated and died inside.
Police are still investigating, and a post mortem was scheduled to confirm the cause of death. The freezer had been turned on and was cold but was not being used to store food, the Chicago Tribune reported.
But Miss Jenkins’ mum, Ms Martin refuses to believe that her daughter entered the freezer on her own. She said: “Those were double steel doors, she didn’t just pop them open.”