Police investigate the death of a young woman found at a hotel in Rosemont, where she reviews the video on social media showing the victim in a room on the ninth floor before disappearing over the weekend.
Investigators were also monitoring the video and questioning potential witnesses but had not yet decided how the 19-year-old Kenika Jenkins died or why she was in the freezer in a vacant area of the Crowne Plaza Hotel or the Ohio Chicago Center.
Mother Jenkins, Teriasa Martin, said she recently saw her daughter around 11:30 pm Friday when they left their home on the west side of block 2100 of West Warren Street to go to a party. Jenkins' relatives said at 1:30 am on Saturday, near the time she lost, relatives said.
Her body was discovered only after about 24 hours after the family repeatedly contacted the hotel and the police, at one point knocking the doors until the officers stopped them. Jenkins was killed on the scene at 12:48 am on Sunday, the forensic office said.
Jenkins' mother said the police told her that her daughter apparently allowed herself to be frozen and died at home.
Rosemont spokesman Gary Mac said the police were reviewing a video on Facebook Live that appeared to be an unknown English tool, a gasket, into an unknown English identifier, the hotel room, the other, a family , About, see.
The video – which has earned over 3 million views – features a woman in mirrored sunglasses talking to the camera. The reflection in her glasses is the other side of the hotel room, where Jenkins seems to be sitting.
Mac said the authorities identified most of the people on the video.
"Yes, they looked at him and kept looking at him and all the other videos in the social media and posts."
The Facebook video sparked outrage at social media, Many users believe Jenkins met with a kind of foul play.
Online video was exchanged more than 46,000 times, and Hashtag was born on Twitter bearing the name Jenkins.
Mac said it might take weeks to determine what happened. The toxicity test usually takes weeks or months to complete, and the time it takes to finish the police investigation can vary greatly.
"I do not think anything has been ruled or ruled out at this stage"
The records of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration indicate that cases of bleeding in frozen are rare, but one happened last year at a hotel in Atlanta . Caroline Mengham, who worked at Westin Picture Plaza, was trapped in the refrigerator for 13 hours at temperatures below minus 10 Fahrenheit.
The button was supposed to go inside the freezer to allow people to open the door if closed but the authorities found that it sometimes malfunctioned, the Associated Press reported.
Mac said he did not know if the freezer was at that time. "If it is not used, I do not know, sometimes people keep refrigerators at all times, even if they are not used," he says.
It is still unclear how Jenkins was found and discovered her body
Her family said she went to the hotel at 5 am to search for her and repeatedly asked the hotel and the police to search for her. The research began around 1:30 pm. After the family said she had been allowed to report missing persons.
Jenkins' mother said she did not think the hotel had begun reviewing the surveillance video until 3pm. Or 4 pm. Jenkins' body was found around midnight.
Mac said he did not know if the surveillance tape was driving researchers to the freezer. "I think they searched everywhere," Mac said. "The surveillance video will reveal a lot, I suppose.
"As to who found the girl's body, they do not say so."
The police also did not disclose whether there were any signs of shock to the Jenkins body.