Mother of Chicago woman found dead in a hotel freezer believes she was murdered

The family of a 19-year-old Chicago woman who was found dead in a hotel freezer Sunday is begging police for more information about how she died.

Kenneka Jenkins' body was discovered in a freezer at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, about 30 minutes northwest of Chicago.

Her mother, Tereasa Martin, said she last saw her at around 11:30 p.m. Friday when she left their home on the West Side of Chicago with her friends.

Martin said they were going to a party to celebrate her new job position at a nursing home, but she had no idea that it would be the last time that she would see her daughter alive.

Jenkins’ body was discovered in an industrial size walk-in freezer in the basement of the hotel, according to Martin.

She said that police, who had access to surveillance video, told her that Jenkins was intoxicated when she walked into the freezer and that “freak accidents like that do occur.”