Elisa Lam was a 21 year-old woman from Canada who went missing five days after she arrived in Los Angeles on January 26th. Her final destination was Santa Cruz, but she never made it there. Tuesday morning, a maintenance worker discovered Lam’s body in the rooftop water tank of the Cecil Hotel downtown. The public and the media are asking, ‘was this an accident or a homicide?’ Most likely, if a body is found on a rooftop water tank — a location where only a select few have access to… this was not an accident. LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez called it suspicious and said a coroner’s investigation will confirm Lam’s cause of death.
The hotel has four cisterns on its roof that are each about 10 feet tall, 4.5 feet wide and hold at least 1,000 gallons of water pumped up from city pipes. Although the water was deemed safe to drink and use, The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials issued a do-not-drink order while its lab analyzes the water.
It’s only a matter of time before officials find out how Lam died and who placed her in the water tank