Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, 21, body was found in a water tank on top of a downtown Los Angeles Cecil Hotel late Tuesday. The tourist had been missing for nearly three weeks, said LAPD.
The body was found by a hotel maintains, after guest complained about low water pressure, said police spokeswoman officer Diana Figueroa. LA authorities said, the body had been in the water tank for two weeks and had been severely discomposed. Oddly strange since the hotel reports that the roof top is locked and could only be open with keys.
Lam from Vancouver, British Columbia, had traveled to California alone on Jan. 27. She was last seen by hotel workers on Jan.31. Now investigators are trying to determine what truly cause Lam’s death, or if this could be a foul play.
LAPD Homecide, released a secure video that shows Lam acting in an aberrant way, at the hotel elevator. She seemed paranoid as if someone were to be fallowing her.
Although the Canadian tourist traveled alone, she maintained contact with her parents up until the day she disappeared. Their is no information on Lam having any medical problems that can lead up to her acting in that strange behavior in the elevator.
The hotel had once been a home to other serial killers such as Richard Ramirez, and Jack Unterweger. Police report that other crimes have been reported at this crime scene.
Lam was traveling to Santa Cruz, a destination she would never reach. The investigation is still on going.
Check out the video of Elisa Lam behavior in the elevator: