ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Authorities in suburban Chicago have closed their investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found inside a hotel walk-in freezer.
Rosemont Police Chief Donald E. Stephens III said in a statement Friday the death of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was a "sad" accident.
With this latest release of information, police announced that they are closing the case. You can read the full four-page news release from the Rosemont Police Department here.
Here is the approximate timeline of events surrounding Jenkins' death from police:
Friday, September 8
11:30 P.M. -- Ms. Jenkins leaves her home on the west side of Chicago.
Saturday September 9th
1:13 A.M. -- Ms. Jenkins arrives at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL to attend a private party in a hotel room.
3:25 A.M. -- Ms. Jenkins is seen on CCTV exiting a lower level elevator.
3:32 A.M. -- Ms. Jenkins is last seen on CCTV as she moves through a 1st floor kitchen.
7:14 A.M. -- Rosemont Public Safety receives a call from Teresa Martin (Ms. Jenkins’ mother) saying that she can’t find her daughter.
12:46 P.M. -- Ms. Jenkins’ sister arrives at the Rosemont police station to file a Missing Persons report. Ms. Jenkins is then entered into a Law Enforcement database for missingpersons.
At this time, officers respond to the Crowne Plaza Hotel to investigate the missing person. Initial information obtained and searches conducted within the Crowne Plaza hotel did not indicate whether or not Ms. Jenkins left the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
8:29 P.M. -- Officers respond back to the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Further searches are conducted as more CCTV is reviewed. Searches of the Crowne Plaza Hotel continued throughout the night. More resources were deployed to search the hotel as additional information was obtained through the CCTV.
Sunday, September 10
12:25 A.M. -- Ms. Jenkins’ body is discovered by a Crowne Plaza Hotel employee. Ms. Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene by a Resurrection Hospital doctor via Medical Control.
3:08 A.M. -- The Cook County Medical Examiner Investigator arrives.
5:10 A.M. -- Ms. Jenkins’ body is removed from the Crowne Plaza Hotel and transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Ms. Jenkins mother and sister are able to view the body of Kenneka Jenkins prior to being removed.
Friday, October 6
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office releases the Autopsy Report which lists the cause of death as hypothermia and the manner of death as accidental. Alcohol and a prescription drug are listed as contributing factors to her death.
Jenkins' body was found Sept. 10 in a walk-in freezer at a Rosemont hotel where she had been attending a party. She was found about 24 hours after relatives contacted the hotel and police to report her missing.
Surveillance videos released by police days later show Jenkins, alone, wandering through a kitchen area near the freezer.
The circumstances surrounding her death generated controversy, with friends and family members questioning whether foul play had occurred.
The Cook County medical examiner's office says toxicology tests found alcohol, caffeine and an epilepsy/migraine medication in Jenkins' system.