Police trying to track down friends of teen found in freezer


Investigators are still trying to track down everyone who may have attended a hotel party a few hours before Chicago teen Kenneka Jenkins disappeared and was later found dead inside a walk-in freezer.


Rosemont police have started interviewing witnesses and have been trying to identify and get the contact information for the people who were at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Friday night for a birthday party on the ninth floor, according to the Daily Herald. 


Kenneka, who attended the party with friends, was found dead in an industrial freezer in a construction area of the hotel early Sunday morning, almost 24 hours after she was last seen.


Police spokesman Gary Mack told the outlet on Tuesday that detectives have been reviewing Facebook videos posted the night of the party to identify the people who were with the 19-year-old girl.

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Investigators are trying to track down everyone who attended a party with Kenneka Jenkins.

(Kenneka Martin/Facebook)


“It’s a very long and painstaking process,” Mack said.


One video that caught investigators’ attention after it went viral was a Facebook Live video that appeared to show Kenneka in the hotel room.


In the footage, a woman wearing mirrored sunglasses is seen talking to the camera. The opposite side of the room is reflected in her shades and shows a woman who looks like Kenneka sitting on a bed.


Commenters believe some form of foul play happened in the room that led to Kenneka’s death, but police have yet to say if they believe anything suspicious happened to the teen during the video.

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Mack told the Daily Herald the case is a “death investigation” and detectives are not ruling anything out, including the possibility of foul play.


Teens who attended the party are continuing to share videos from that night on social media.

Kenneka Jenkins was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

(Google Maps)


One man, who goes by the name D’block Capper, posted a video on Wednesday of a group of guys and girls dancing and singing in the hotel room. In the caption, he wrote that the video proves Kenneka was still alive after the Facebook Live video.


“I’m just posting sum (sic) that can help the case out,” he said. “Ion want (sic) no clout we want justice n peace.”


Another guy who was at the party also shared a video Wednesday of the group of teens dancing in the room. Towards the end of the video Kenneka can be seen holding a cup.


“The official last time Kenneka Jenkins was seen on video,” he posted. “New footage. She was alive here.”


Police have said it could take up to weeks to determine what happened to the teen.

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