19-year-old girl found dead in hotel freezer after going to a party with friends
A youngster was found dead inside a walk-in freezer after she disappeared whereas partying with friends at a hotel.
Kenneka Jenkins’ physique was found greater than 24 hours after she vanished from the party in a ninth-floor hotel room.
Her friends informed her mum that that they had misplaced observe of her they usually left after they had been unable to discover her.
The 19-year-old’s household launched a determined search which got here to a tragic finish as workers searched the hotel.
Detectives have informed her mum that she apparently let herself into the freezer whereas she was inebriated.
The teen had gone to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in the US metropolis of Rosemont, Illinois, for a party late Friday night time.
Her household final heard from her when she despatched a textual content message to her sister at 1.30am on Saturday, ABC 7 reported.
Miss Jenkins’ mum Tereasa Martin informed the Chicago Tribune that police knowledgeable her that her daughter apparently let herself into the freezer whereas she was inebriated and died inside.
She obtained a devastating telephone name from police after her daughter’s physique was found in the early hours of Sunday.
Ms Martin mentioned: “(I’m) horrified. It’s one thing that nobody may ever think about. It’s unbelievable.”
Police are nonetheless investigating, and a put up mortem was scheduled to affirm the reason for demise.
Ms Martin, from Chicago’s West Side, mentioned her daughter’s friends referred to as her at 4am on Saturday to inform her that she was lacking.
The apprehensive mum went to the hotel however was unable to discover her daughter. She requested workers to examine CCTV and was referred to police, so she referred to as 911.
Dispatchers informed her to wait a few extra hours as a result of she may have been out with friends, WGN reported.
Ms Martin returned to the hotel in suburban Chicago to seek for her daughter once more, and the teenager’s sister filed a lacking particular person report at about 1.30pm on Saturday.
Police mentioned hotel workers carried out a search and Miss Jenkins’ physique was found simply earlier than 12.30am on Sunday.
The freezer had been turned on and was chilly however was not getting used to retailer meals, the Chicago Tribune reported.
But Ms Martin refuses to imagine that her daughter entered the freezer on her personal.
She mentioned: “Those were double steel doors, she didn’t just pop them open.”