Sad news out of Chicago this afternoon. A 19 year old girl Kenneka Jenkins was found in a walk in freezer of the Rosemont hotel after going missing the day before. Reports say she had attended a party the day before with her friends at the hotel and walked into the freezer herself; inebriated. What’s even more sad is that a later, her mom Tereasa Martin went to the hotel pleading for them to search the hotel for her daughter prior to a missing person’s report. Tereasa Martin and relatives began to search the hotel on their own and the police were called for “disturbing the peace”. Check out the full details below as reported by The Chicago Tribune:
Martin said she headed to the hotel around 5 a.m. Saturday to try to find her daughter. Hotel staff told her they needed a missing persons report from police before they could start reviewing surveillance video of the premises.
Martin said she then called the Rosemont Police Department and was told to wait a few hours before filing the report to see if Jenkins turned up.
Jenkins’ older sister, Leonore Harris, filed a missing persons report with Rosemont police later that morning, Mack said. Authorities notified the hotel about the missing teen around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. The 11-hour search for Jenkins included all public areas and the ninth floor, where she was last seen by witnesses, Mack said.
“The hotel staff and management (were) actively canvassing the area at that time,” Mack said.
Martin said around 3 or 4 p.m. Saturday, police viewed some of the hotel video footage and said they did not see Jenkins pictured.
The family left and came back a third time around 6 p.m. Saturday, Martin said, at which point relatives started knocking on room doors to see if any guests knew anything. The hotel called the police to complain about the knocking, Martin said. One of those responding officers listened to the family’s plight and agreed to view the video footage again, Martin said.
Around 10 p.m. Saturday, police told Jenkins’ relatives they had spotted her on video from about 3:20 a.m. that day, “staggering” drunk near the front desk, according to Martin.
Martin said the family members stayed at the hotel until after 1 a.m. Sunday, when police informed them they had discovered Jenkins’ body in the walk-in freezer.
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