The family of an Illinois teen who was found dead in a hotel freezer is demanding to know how the tragedy could have occurred.
The body of Kenneka Jenkins was found Sunday at Rosemont’s Crowne Plaza hotel after the 19-year-old disappeared following a house party the night before.
While police initially said Jenkins likely found herself in the freezer while intoxicated before succumbing to the cold, a viral Facebook Live video shared by the teen’s friend hours before she died has fueled alternate theories about her death.
The mystery has sparked nationwide outcry from people demanding answers, including some famous names.
“My prayers and condolences go out to the family of
#KennekaJenkins our sisters will be protected and justice will be served,” Chance the Rapper tweeted Monday.
The next day, Missy Elliott tweeted her support.
“I pray they find out who did this to #KennekaJenkins smh,” she wrote. “This is very unsettling! This is a worry for every parent out there!”
Meanwhile, Jenkins’ family was set to review surveillance footage Thursday that was taken in the hours before her death. Cops say the video shows her in an inebriated state.
In a separate video, the one that’s caused a stir on social media, a woman is seen talking on the phone and smoking in mirrored sunglasses as music plays in the background.
Some viewers of the video, which has been played millions of times, believe that a scream can be heard in the background and that Jenkins is reflected in the woman’s…