Jenkins' body was found in a walk-in freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont at 12:30 am, Sunday. Martin has expressed doubt over the police account with which she said she was presented: that Jenkins entered the freezer while drunk and died.
Martin said she headed to the hotel to search for her daughter at 5 a.m. Saturday, but without a missing persons report, hotel staff refused to search for Jenkins.
One, a viral Facebook Live video apparently made during the party, appears to show Jenkins and others listening to loud music inside a hotel room. "As many of you may know, On Sunday morning, Neka was found dead in a walk in freezer at Crowne Point Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois".
The medical examiner's office said it was awaiting the results of a toxicology test and further investigation by police before making any determinations regarding Jenkins' cause of death.
Jenkins went missing after leaving her home in Chicago's West Side around 11:30 p.m. on Friday.
"They've looked at it and continue to look at it and all the other social media videos and posts", Mack told the Tribune on Monday. "They are leaving no stone unturned as far as trying to corral everyone they can and talk to them and interview them about what happened and what was going on that night". According to the Tribune, investigators said they have identified most of the people in the clip-which has been shared more than 50,000 times and has been viewed more than 4 million times.
A Chicago teen was found dead in a hotel's walk-in freezer, a day after she went missing from a party she attended with friends.
They also called police after Martin and members of Jenkins' family began knocking on doors Saturday to look for her daughter, Martin said. How she died is still unknown, but police do not suspect foul play at this point. It's unclear if Jenkins tried to get out of the freezer, but there is an exit button meant to open the door if it gets shut behind someone accidentally.
"We are saddened by this news, and our thoughts are with the young woman and her family during this hard time".
"I have an idea that something might have happened", she said.
"In law enforcement this kind of social media has become king, so everybody with a camera is a reporter now, and they're just taking it in stride as best they can", Mack said. The teen's body was discovered nearly 24 hours after she went missing. "If it was unused, I don't know". In part of a hotel surveillance video, Jenkins can be seen stumbling down a hotel hallway. But Martin, who works in the foodservice industry, questioned how her daughter was able to open the heavy freezer doors by herself if she was so drunk.
Staff in an IL hotel made a tragic discovery Sunday when they stumbled upon the body of a teenage girl. And I asked them for the detective name and sergeant name... Investigators have also not disclosed who found the body.