Chicago Activist Says Surveillance Video Shows Kenneka Jenkins Walking Into Hotel Freezer Alone and Shutting the Door Behind Her

Hotel security footage shows a 19-year-old girl walk into a freezer alone before she was found dead inside nearly a day later, according to a Chicago activist who says he’s seen the footage.

Police have not confirmed that Andrew Holmes, a seasoned spokesman for victims of violence and community advocate, has in fact seen the videos. The family of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins has been given the videos as well, police said Thursday. They will be given time to review the videos before they are released to the public, police said.

Holmes said there did not appear to be any foul play involved in Jenkins’ death—and that it was an “accident waiting to happen.”

He said Jenkins is seen trying to find her way to the lobby when she appears to get lost. She ended up in an “unsecured” kitchen area in a lower level of the hotel, Holmes said. She was checking doors when she opened the unused freezer and walked in, he said.

A dozen people have been interviewed, 47 cameras are being analysed by investigators–and social media posts continue to be scrutinized–after Jenkins was found dead in a hotel freezer over the weekend, authorities said Wednesday.

Rosemont police were still attempting to piece together her death. She was pronounced dead at 12:48 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 5440 N. River Rd. in Rosemont, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

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SOURCE: NBC 5 Chicago