There’s a reason we have yet to see the alleged surveillance video of Kenneka Jenkins walking into the hotel freezer where she eventually died: It does not exist.
A spokesperson for the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel told Chicago news outlets that there were no surveillance cameras aimed at the freezer entrance in the hotel kitchen.
The news came as disputes over the existence of the video continued to rage. Chicago activist Andrew Holmes claimed last week that he had seen video of Jenkins walking into the the freezer on her own. He said the video was shown to him by investigators.
He has yet to respond to hotel’s claim that no such video exists.
Jenkins body was found after she went to a party at the hotel earlier this month. Though many conspiracy theorists online believe there was some form of foul play involving her friends, the police initially told family members that the 19-year-old trapped herself inside the freezer.
The family have protested the police and hotel staff’s actions throughout the investigation.
Autopsy and toxicology results have yet to be released.