Protesters Gather at Chicago Hotel Where 19-year-old Died in Freezer

Jenkins was found inside a walk-in freezer in the basement of the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont ar around 12:48 p.m. on September 10, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The heartbroken mother has also accused hotel staff and police of not working fast enough to locate her daughter. On Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reported that police are examining a Facebook Live video that appeared to show Jenkins sitting on a hotel bed with other people in a 9th-floor room.

Viral Facebook videos of their antics around the time she vanished are being investigated by police alongside surveillance footage from 47 cameras inside the hotel. Jenkins took the elevator to a lower level of the hotel and wandered around, opening different doors.

Holmes stressed to the paper that he strongly believes that NO ONE forced the teenager into the freezer, but that the family is waiting for the toxology report to see if she had been drugged prior to her tragic death.

Authorities say Jenkins went to a party at the Crowne Plaza Friday night, and that she went missing early Saturday morning. Several dozen protesters showed up outside the hotel on Wednesday, with demonstrators saying they feared foul play.

"Justice for Kenneka!" was one of the many things chanted at the protest. He was at the Rosemont police Dept. on behalf of Kenneka Jenkins' family who looking for answers in the wake of Kenneka's death.

Finally, he said, Jenkins opens two doors in a kitchen area and enters the walk-in freezer. The police have since passed copies of the footage on to Jenkins' family so they can review it before it is released to the public.

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

These videos show protesters gathered outside the Rosemont Crowne Plaza Hotel, with some protesters confronting police at the main entrance.

"It was just an accident waiting to happen", Holmes, a spokesman for violence victims, said. Participants also yelled at hotel guests and encouraged them to boycott the location.

Thursday, Chicago crisis responder Andrew Holmes helped shed some light on the 19-year-old's mysterious death. Was anybody on the other side in that room when she got down there? A spokeswoman said Wednesday that new information won't be available for weeks, pending further studies and the police investigation.

"Because they have to go and follow all those leads at the same time as they're trying to get to the bottom of this", he added.

"I know in the deep freezer at my job, you have to have some strength to yank the doors open", she said. Martin previously said she thinks someone put her daughter there, despite police accounts that she may have walked in herself.

"I pray they find out who did this to #KennekaJenkins smh", she wrote.

Vanessa Coleman

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