The death of a Chicago woman in a hotel’s walk-in freezer was accidental, the medical examiner has determined
The Cook County medical examiner’s office said Friday that Kenneka Jenkins had a blood-alcohol level of 0.112 percent, and was also using a prescription medicine for epilepsy and migraines. There were no other drugs found on toxicology tests.
Jenkins was found in the Crowne Plaza hotel kitchen’s walk-in freezer on Sept. 10, nearly 24 hours after she had been reporting missing. Surveillance videos from the Rosemont Hotel showed her stumbling alone through the kitchen at about 3:30 a.m.
The woman had attended a party in the hotel with more than 20 people.
Also on Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune, Jenkins’ mother made a filing in Cook County Circuit Court to secure evidence from the hotel in anticipation of a lawsuit.