Chicago freezer death was a sad accident police chief says


Authorities accept bankrupt the analysis into the afterlife of a adolescent Chicago woman whose anatomy was begin in a hotel s applicant freezer, adage it was adventitious and there was no acumen to doubtable abhorrent play.Police in Rosemont, a suburb northwest of Chicago, had been investigating the afterlife of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins back her anatomy was begin September 10 afterwards she abounding a affair at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O Hare Hotel. Our detectives appear no signs of abhorrent comedy throughout the accomplished investigation, Arch Donald E. Stephens III with the Rosemont Badge Department said in a statement. There is no affirmation that Ms. Jenkins was affected to booze booze or absorb any narcotics while at the hotel. Investigators assured Jenkin s afterlife was adventitious afterwards retracing her aisle to the acknowledgment that independent the freezer breadth her anatomy was found, reviewing hours of surveillance video and interviewing best of the bodies that were at the affair that night. There is no affirmation that indicates any added conclusion, Stephens said.She was abandoned Jenkins afterlife sparked accusations on amusing media of abhorrent play. Stephens said Friday that none were accurate by facts. The afterlife of any adolescent is tragic; but the afterlife and affairs surrounding Ms. Jenkins are abnormally sad, the badge arch said.Surveillance video from central the Crowne Plaza, appear by the Rosemont Public Safety Department, showed Jenkins amazing through the hotel s hallways afore she disappeared.In the footage, Jenkins is aboriginal apparent walking through the auberge with several anonymous bodies about 1:13 a.m. on September 9. She appears to be steady.But back Jenkins is abutting sighted departure an elevator at 3:25 a.m., she is abandoned and visibly impaired, and staggers out of the elevator, briefly aptitude on the bank for abutment afore branch bottomward the hallway.The footage showed Jenkins entering a kitchen at about 3:32 a.m. but does not appearance her entering the acknowledgment and freezer, breadth she was begin about 24 hours later, because no cameras appearance the doors directly.Police don t accept anyone abroad came in acquaintance with Jenkins afterwards she entered the kitchen. There is alone one access into the kitchen and anyone who would accept absolved against the freezer would accept activated a surveillance camera there, Stephens said. Back Jenkins entered the kitchen until her anatomy was apparent alone a aegis bouncer was apparent entering the area. He did not get abutting to the freezer and was never out of afterimage of the camera, Stephens said.No drugs, signs of traumaThe Cook County Medical Examiner s appointment had afresh classified Jenkins afterlife as accidental.Her account of afterlife was hypothermia, the coroner said.The medical examiner explained that levels of booze college than the active absolute and topiramate, a biologic best frequently acclimated to amusement attack and migraines, were additionally accidental factors. When combined, the aftereffect of either or both drugs is enhanced. Topiramate, like alcohol, can account dizziness, broken memory, broken concentration, poor coordination, abashing and broken judgment. Central afraid arrangement depression, or impairment, accumulated with algid acknowledgment can accelerate the access of hypothermia and death, the appointment said in a released.No alien or centralized agony as able-bodied as hundreds of drugs of abuse, medications and added actinic compounds — forth with date-rape drugs — were begin on Jenkins body, the coroner said. s Samira Said and Darran Simon contributed to this report.

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