A 19-year-old Chicago Teenager was found dead in a freezer at a hotel in suburban Rosemont early Sunday, hours after she was reported missing.
Kenneka Jenkins was pronounced dead at 12:48 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Jenkins was last seen leaving her house in the west side of Chicago, heading to a hotel party.
Jenkins’ sister Leonore Harris said she received a text from her sister around 1:30 a.m. and she filed a reported 12 hours later.
“These are all precious hours, especially when I went between 4 and 5 ish,” Teresa Martin, Jenkins’ mother said. “Within that time, maybe we could have saved my child’s life.”
After she was reported missing, Crowne Plaza Hotel staff and management searched the area, authorities said. Harris said investigators allowed her to watch surveillance video, which showed the teen entering, but never leaving, the hotel.
“‘We do see your daughter again on this camera,'” Martin said police told her. “‘At this point, she can barely hold herself up. She’s like holding onto the rail, walking along the wall.'”
This is a horrible situation and we are praying for Jenkins’ family.