The body of 21-year-old Elisa Lam, the Canadian undergraduate who had gone missing during a stay at the allegedly haunted Cecil Hotel on Jan 31, has been found in one of the hotel's four water tanks.
According to the Los Angeles Times, police confirmed her identity through body markings yesterday (Feb 19) after she was found by a maintenance worker investigating complaints about low water pressure.
STOMPer A.N. contributed CCTV camera footage showing the young woman acting strangely in the hotel elevator the night before she went missing.
In the video, Lam could be seen pressing buttons for multiple floors in the lift before stepping outside suddenly. She then looks quickly to her left and right before moving her arms around wildly.
According to the authorities Lam had intended to travel to Santa Cruz as her final destination, which is about 563km north of Los Angeles.
Police investigators say Lam remained in daily contact with her family in Vancouver until she went missing, and never checked out of the hotel.
She was last seen by the hostess and desk clerk, who confirmed that she had been staying at the hotel alone. They also said that they had not seen her with anyone else while she was there.
Hotel Cecil is known for having been home to serial killers like Richard Ramirez, alias the 'Night Stalker', who was convicted of killing 14 people, as well as Jack Unterweger who committed suicide after being convicted for several murders involving prostitutes.
Goldie Osgood, known as the 'pigeon lady of Perishing Square', also was found choked to death in her room in 1964. Her case remains unsolved.
These deaths have led to the Cecil Hotel acquiring a reputation for being haunted.
a bit like the dark water movie.
does this incident reminds you of the maid whose body was dumped into the water tank in a blk at woodlands..
Shanghai student predicted location of body
News reports confirm that a student from Shanghai had correctly predicted the location of Elisa Lam's body. The latter had gone missing after a 'ghostly encounter' in Cecil Hotel's lift and was found dead on Feb 19 in one of the hotel's four water tanks.
it's quite creepy if you watch the video
Mystery mystery mystery...
Got no CCTV overlooking the entrance to the water tanks?
no cctv to check wat happened in the corridor (outside the lift)?
she doesnt look nervous or scared at all.
btw is that the lift button she was playing with? why is it so low?