Death of Elisa Lam

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The body of Elisa Lam, also known by her Cantonese name, Lam Ho Yi (藍可兒; April 30, 1991 – February 2013), a Canadian student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Her body was discovered from a water tank at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles on February 19, 2013.[1] She had been reported missing at the beginning of the month.

Maintenance workers at the hotel discovered the body when investigating guest complaints of problems with the water supply.

The circumstances of Lam's death, once she was found, also raised questions, especially in light of the Cecil's history in relation to other notable deaths and murders. Her body was naked[2] with most of her clothes and personal effects floating in the water near her.[2]

The autopsy confirmed her death was accidental.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nickels, Jesse (May 28, 2014). "Elisa Lam: The College Girl Whose Hotel Death is So Mysterious It Inspired a Horror Movie". College Times. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Autopsy Report 2013-01364". Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. June 18, 2013. p. 3. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. Autopsy report, 15.