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An investigation is ongoing after a Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel employee found Kenneka Jenkins, 19, dead in one of the hotel's walk-in freezers on Sunday morning. Jenkins had been reported missing by her family just about 24 hours earlier, the Chicago Tribune reports.
According to the Associated Press, Jenkins was last seen at a party in the same hotel early Saturday morning. It’s unclear if Jenkins tried to get out of the freezer, but there is an exit button meant to open the door if it gets shut behind someone accidentally. Authorities told the AP the button sometimes malfunctions.
Another part of the investigation revolves around a now-trending Facebook live video seemingly shot in the hotel the night Jenkins went missing. In it, Jenkins appears to be sitting on the bed with a group of people around her, leading many of the video's 4 million viewers to believe there was foul play involved in her death.