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Jun 7, 2018

A young, Canadian college students goes missing from the Cecil while visiting Los Angeles in 2013.  The hotel's surveillance camera captures bizarre behavior by the young woman adding to the mystery.  

#ElisaLam #mysteriousdeaths #elevatorvideo 

 

Photos: Elisa Lam (right), Elisa in the elevator (left), scene from the recovery of the body from the water tanks on the roof of The Cecil Hotel (below)

Resources:

Elevator video - last sighting of Elisa Lam: https://youtu.be/3TjVBpyTeZM

TX Files episode where I discuss the connection between the Elisa Lam case and the film Dark Water. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/27-the-sierra-diablo-murders-part-1/id1153817822?i=1000385825759&mt=2

 

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1 Comments
  • over two months ago
    Jason C.
    Sorry, I can't post this on Facebook as I don't use that due to privacy problems in their platform.
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    I remember this story when it broke & my immediate viewing of the video from the elevator caused me to believe she was playful at first, not fearful, and that her further behavior was that of hallucinations for some reason. I didn't see anything that indicated something sinister.

    As for her being naked in the water tank, that would also be something that hallucinations could easily cause. Its well known that people who are freezing to death in the mountains, for example, often strip themselves of all their clothing as they're feeling hot when its just the opposite. Decedents who have suffered death via hypothermia are often found naked.

    As for the theory that a hotel employee was outside in the hallway, out of camera view, doesn't mesh with what I see when she steps out and doesn't indicate a presence of someone else.

    Bottom line: I think she was suffering from hallucinations and found her way into that tank, maybe to hide from her delusions, and drowned.



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