…..Another woman found dead in U.S. hotel freezer
A Nigerian musician and music producer, Mr. Beddof Tete, better known as “Tete B”, has been found dead in the trunk of his car in California, United States, last month, a report from the Sheriff’s office has revealed.
A detailed search for identification of the corpse led the US police to Tete’s elder brother in Lagos, a journalist who confirmed the diseased was his immediate younger brother.
Officer Cindy, of the California Sheriff’s office who broke the news on phone, said police on patrol spotted a car parked off the roadside in the morning, but when the car remained unmoved towards the evening, they had a look over. A close check found a body, stripped naked in the trunk of the car.
“It looked like he was despondent,” Cindy said. “Upon investigation, we found he drove 200 miles away from where he was staying and apparently just parked here and took his life. We actually took notice of it a few days later.”
Police report said they suspect Beddof probably took his life as there was no sign of foul play. “However we cannot be absolutely sure until after the doxology report is made available to us.” The report, when it came three days later, confirmed the presence of opium and some alcohol.
But a Nigerian in the know who spoke to the family said he believes a crime took place, but it’s in the character of the US police to conclude circumstances like this as suicide.
“I told Officer Cindy that the Beddof I know, that I spoke to recently, would not be in that state of mind to take his own life. I can tell you that the reason Cindy and the California police jumped to that conclusion is not unusual in this country.
“If you don’t have money, if you don’t have people, even when you’re sick, they may take care of you at the hospital but not as good as they would if you had insurance.
They will not go out of their way to investigate the death of a person who’s not a resident of the city. They would first, this man is not even an American citizen, he may not even have papers so they will not even bother to waste their resources in investigating the death.
So there was a crime; the person who did it knew what he was doing. They found his body in the trunk of his car without clothes; now, why would he do that? Beddof just bought the car about two weeks before he was found dead.”
Another close friend of Beddof, Edi Kritz Okri said the diseased worked with a Nigerian who owned a security outfit and was owed many months wages and they had disagreements over that.
“I know he is behind the death of Beddof because he used Beddof’s name to borrow money without Beddof’s knowledge
A funeral service was held for the late Beddof at Victoria Christian Intl Ministries on 27th August, 2017 in Sacramento CA95823.
Beddof Tete, a native of Erho-Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State left for the United States about 23 years ago and was not communicating with his family members.
It is unclear if he had children as he was not attached to any woman all his time in the United States. Efforts are ongoing to unlock his cellphone in the hope of tracing his contacts in Port Harcourt where he played in a popular hotel in the early 1990s.
Jenkins found dead inside a walk-in freezer
Back in Chicago, also in the U.S, the body of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins, was discovered Sunday morning in the freezer at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center in Rosemont, 17 miles southeast of Chicago.
Chicago police said on Wednesday that they are investigating a Facebook Live video of a woman was discovered dead inside a walk-in freezer in a Chicago hotel in the U.S.
According to Fox News, Jenkins was last seen attending a party at the hotel, and her mother, Tereasa Martin, said her daughter was intoxicated before stumbling into the freezer.
Few details have emerged about the night, but police has said they were investigating a Facebook Live video, which has been viewed more than three million times, that showed Jenkins in a ninth-floor hotel room.
“Yes, they’ve looked at it and continue to look at it and all the other social media videos and posts,” Gary Mack, village of Rosemont spokesman, told the Chicago Tribune on Monday.
“I don’t think anything has been ruled in or ruled out at this point,” Mack said. “It’s just considered a death investigation at this point.”
A toxicology test is being conducted after an autopsy failed to determine Jenkins’ cause of death. Martin previously said she was “horrified” by her daughter’s death, saying it was “something that no one could ever imagine.”
She recalled not knowing about the hotel party until Jenkins’ friends called her early Saturday morning. Her friends’ accounts of what happened changed within hours, Martin said.
Martin questioned police’s explanation of how Jenkins ended up in the freezer while she was drunk.
“[Police] said she stumbled her way into the freezer,” Martin said on Sunday. “Those were double steel doors, she didn’t just pop them open.”
Martin also slammed the hotel for not taking immediate action when she approached them about her missing daughter. She said the hotel only began reviewing surveillance video around 3 p.m. – by which time Jenkins had already been missing for hours.
The freezer was discovered in a section of the hotel that was under construction. Police did not disclose who found Jenkins’ body because of the ongoing investigation. T
he freezer was empty, but it’s unclear if it was on at the time, despite initial reports saying the appliance was on.
“If it was unused, I don’t know. Sometimes people keep refrigerators on all the time even if they’re unused,” he told the Chicago Tribune.