ROSEMONT, IL – – a 19 year old teenager was found dead inside a hotel’s industrial freezer after a night out with friends.

On September 8th, Kenneka Jenkins told her mother, Tereasa Martin, that she was going to the movies and bowling with two of her friends.

However, after borrowing her mom’s car, Kenneka went with Monifah Shelton and Irene Roberts to the Crowne Point Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, for a party on the 9th floor.

At the ass crack of dawn the next morning, Martin received a call from Roberts and Shelton stating that they were at the hotel and could not find Jenkins. They told Martin that they had the teen’s phone, keys, and Martin’s car in their possession and that they were on their way to her house.

Once Martin got her wheels back, she spun them back to the hotel where her daughter was last seen to search for her.

After a ten hour search that included going through hotel surveillance footage, Martin asked authorities to go back over the surveillance footage to see if there was something she missed.

That’s when they found Jenkins had been captured on video drunk and staggering near the hotel front desk, at 3:20 A.M. that previous morning. Shortly after, they would find Jenkins’ body inside an industrial freezer inside the hotel.

The freezer was on the lowest setting but was not in use. There was construction going on in that vicinity where a new restaurant was being built, and the freezer was not in a location where a hotel guest would normally be.

Authorities say it seems as if the teen walked into the freezer by accident while she was intoxicated and was unable to escape. However, Martin is having a tough time digesting that information.

“Those were double steel doors, she didn’t just pop them open,” said Martin. “If they had taken me seriously and checked right away, they could have found my daughter much sooner and she might have been alive.”

Martin believes someone killed her daughter and placed her in the freezer. Police spokesperson Gary Mack said nothing has been ruled out at this point.

“I don’t think anything has been ruled in or ruled out at this point,” Mack said. “It’s just considered a death investigation at this point.”

An autopsy has been completed but has yet to be released. As of now, authorities have not taken anyone into custody.

To add to this story, there is a video taken on the night of the party. Amateur sleuths have been pouring over the video and coming up with all kinds of wild conclusions and making baseless accusations. You can watch it yourself here – the girl with he orange hair is allegedly Irene. The other girl who pops in occasionally is Monifah.

But my favorite video has to be this woman’s explanation of what happened. It’s 30 minutes long, but she smacks down all of the claims of Jenkins being seen in the video sucking dick and\or being choked out, and points to murder. Right or wrong, this woman needs a television show where she solves crimes.

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