Rosemont Police are expected to release photos and reports related to the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the 19-year-old found dead in a hotel walk-in freezer last month, family attorneys revealed.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that authorities will release the photos and documents sometime Friday in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A statement from the attorneys alleged that Rosemont Police denied Jenkins’ mother, Tereasa Martin, and sister, Leonore Harris’ request to see the full case file during a meeting Thursday.
As CrimeOnline reported earlier today, attorneys Larry Rogers Jr. and Sam Adam Jr. claimed that officers presented them with “graphic and disturbing” photos that showed parts of Jenkins’ dead body.
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In the statement, the lawyers also said the “personal, private, and indecent” images, “raise more questions than answers” about the teen’s disappearance and death.
Rosemont investigators supposedly told the family that they’ll publically release relevant photos, reports, and video Friday “with the exception of a few select photographs they wished to share with the family before they were released,” attorneys said, according to the Sun-Times.
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A Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel employee reportedly found Jenkins found dead in a walk-in freezer on September 10. Theworker made the grisly discovery 24 hours after she vanished while attending a party in the building.
Authorities said that there is no video of the teen walking into the freezer. However, latest reports indicated that Crowne Plaza staff originally reviewed exit and entrance surveillance video but analyzed hallway footage afterward.
Jenkins’ mother, Tereasa Martin, previously accused hotel staff of withholding crucial video footage to avoid bad press. The family continues to demand answers from authorities about the events leading up to, and following, the teen’s disappearance and death.
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On October 6, the Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled that Jenkins died succumbed to hypothermia and listed alcohol intoxication and the use of topiramate as contributing factors. However, the family reportedly denied that their daughter was prescribed the anti-epilepsy medication.
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