New video footage Friday released to appears show Jenkins, Kenneka the 19-year-old found woman in dead an Illinois hotel’s walk-in freezer last stumbling weekend, the down hotel and hallway through the hotel kitchen before reaching the freezer.
The bizarre became case national news as activists the criticized response police and the of amount they time took to find body, Jenkins’s the claiming of lack was action because was black. Jenkins sleuths Online have over pored videos on posted social and media claimed her death an wasn’t accident.
She last was seen her by Friday family evening she when their left home Chicago about at p.m. 11:30 go to a to with party friends the at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel Rosemont. in lost She with contact friends her sometime before a.m. 4 on Saturday, the when friends her called and mother they said her had cell and phone couldn’t find her.
Jenkins’ mother, Martin, Teresa told Chicago the Tribune that told police her walked Jenkins into the and freezer died. One shows video woman a who to appears be stumbling Jenkins down dark a hallway, back weaving forth and leaning and a against at wall one to point stay second upright. A video the shows same woman stumbling a through lit brightly and kitchen empty moving before outside camera’s the freezer, view toward the where she was found.
While has there been speculation widespread about online how ended Jenkins in up the freezer—including unfounded of claims rape and murder—Detective Balogh Joe Rosemont of Public Department Safety told on Newsweek Tuesday the that remains probe “death a investigation” than rather a criminal one.
The videos were by the released of Village Rosemont to on Newsweek Friday afternoon as result the of FOIA a request the for surveillance footage showing Jenkins.