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What happened to Elisa Lam?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-2-21 14:25:40 |Display all floors

A body found in a water tank at top of a downtown Los Angeles hotel has been identified as missing Vancouverite Elisa Lam.

LAPD Officer Diana Figueroa told CTV News late Tuesday that officials confirmed the identity through body markings.

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A body was recovered from the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles on Feb. 19, 2013. Missing Vancouverite Elisa Lam was last seen by hotel staff two weeks earlier.

The 21-year-old University of British Columbia student went missing on January 31, and was last seen at the Cecil Hotel, near the city's notorious skid row.

On Tuesday, Lam's body was discovered in one of the hotel's four water tanks by a maintenance worker after investigating complaints about low water pressure, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Videotape released by police after Lam's disappearance showed the young woman acting strangely in the hotel elevator the night she was last seen.

The two-minute security tape footage showed Lam pressing buttons for multiple floors in the elevator before she darts out quickly, looking side-to-side before moving her arms around wildly.

Her reason for going to California is unclear, but authorities say Lam intended to travel to Santa Cruz as her final destination, which is about 563 kilometres north of Los Angeles.

Police suspect foul play in her disappearance.

Investigators say Lam was in daily contact with her family in Vancouver until she vanished. She never checked out of the hotel.

The last people to see Lam, a hostess and desk clerk at the hotel, said they never saw her with anyone else.

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Post time 2013-2-21 14:27:51 |Display all floors

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Missing Vancouver woman Elisa Lam, middle, is seen with her sister and mother. Lam disappeared during a trip to Los Angeles last week



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Post time 2013-2-21 14:33:24 |Display all floors
Here is a timeline of Elisa Lam's disappearance.
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Jan. 26, 2013 - Arrival In L.A.
21-year-old Elisa Lam of Vancouver, B.C. arrived in L.A. on Jan. 26. The University of British Columbia student was travelling by herself.
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Post time 2013-2-21 14:34:49 |Display all floors
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Jan. 28, 2013 - Hotel Check-In
Lam checked into the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 28. She was set to check out on Feb. 1, reported KTLA.

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Jan. 31, 2013 - Last Seen Alive
Lam was last seen alive in the lobby of the Cecil Hotel on Jan. 31. She had been in contact with her family daily. Her disappearance was called "suspicious" by police.

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Feb. 8, 2013 - Friend Calls Lam "Caring"
Friends called Lam a caring and conscientious woman. She had been travelling alone in California. Police said her reason for travelling in the state was "unclear."

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Post time 2013-2-21 14:37:42 |Display all floors
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Feb. 14, 2013 - Troubling Video Released
LAPD released a troubling video captured from the Cecil Hotel's elevator surveillance camera of Lam behaving strangely

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