The body of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old missing Canadian tourist, was found on Feb. 19, 2013 wedged in a water tank on the roof of a downtown Los Angeles hotel, police said. A maintenance worker at the Cecil Hotel found the body after guests complained of low water pressure. Lam traveled to California alone on Jan. 27, 2013 from Vancouver, British Columbia. She was last seen by hotel employees on Jan. 31, 2013. Investigators were trying to determine whether there was foul play in the woman's death or "a very, very strange accident" occurred, police spokeswoman Officer Sara Faden said. Lam was traveling to Santa Cruz, about 350 miles north of Los Angeles, and officials said she tended to use public transportation.
Author: Stephanie Slifer
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