Video shows Kenneka Jenkins enter freezer alone


Video shows Kenneka Jenkins enter freezer alone

A young woman whose body was found in a hotel freezer this weekend reportedly entered the freezer alone.

Rosemont police continue to investigate. We offer her family our deepest sympathies.

Jenkins' body was found in the freezer early Sunday, almost a day after relatives first contacted the hotel and police to report her missing.

In the footage, Jenkins is first seen walking through the hotel with several unidentified people around 1:13 a.m. on that Saturday.

The Medical Examiner's Office reports an autopsy on Jenkins was inconclusive.

The entire Crowne Plaza at Rosemont family grieves the death of Kenneka Jenkins.

The video shows Jenkins waiting in the hotel lobby after her friends apparently went up to a room to retrieve some possessions. Police investigators concluded that she staggered drunk into the freezer and closed the door.

When they came back, Martin said, Jenkins was gone. The spokesperson said some surveillance video has already been shared with the family. Martin said that she had not seen it yet but planned to review it with her lawyer.

"If I'm just looking for help, that's all I've been asking for since day one", said Tereasa Martin, Jenkins' mother, who led the way in urging the Federal Bureau of Investigation to take up the case.

Frustrated with the local police investigation of Kenneka Jenkins' death, some Chicago activists are planning protests to encourage the FBI to examine the case.

Just after noon Saturday - with rock music from the nearby Riot Fest blaring in the distance - the group gathered in a portion of the park just across from Collins Academy High School and shouted, "We love you, Kenneka", releasing more than a dozen purple and white balloons into the breeze. The hotel has offered to pay for Jenkins' funeral, CNN affiliate WGN reported.

Protesters and family members converged on the hotel earlier this week, demanding answers from the village government and hotel operators.