Death of Elisa Lam
The incident took place in January 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
21-year-old Elisa Lam, a student at the University of British Columbia, was also a restaurant owner in Vancouver, Canada.
Elizak, who liked to travel alone, had a mental condition called bipolar depression.
Eliza arrived in Scheidrew on 26th January and 2 days later she took a room at Sisle Hotel.
At first they were forced to share a room with two others on the 5th floor of the hotel. But the other two complained that Elisa was behaving strangely, so after 2 days, Elisa was shifted to another room.
Elisa used to call her parents every day but did not call them on January 31, the day she vacated the room. Suspicious, they contacted the Los Angeles police and started an investigation.
The hotel officials said that Elisa was completely alone that day. But the owner of the bookstore next to the hotel where Elisa went last said that Elisa was very happy that day, she was friendly and bought gifts for the family.
After Los Angeles police and dog squads scoured the city and the hotel until February 18, the only clue they got was a bizarre video of Elisa using Lift.
Elisa, who first entered the elevator, when she reached a certain floor, looked out with great fear and then entered the elevator again and hid. They nervously press various buttons alternately and reach some level again.
At first they behaved as if they were trying to run and hide from someone. But later, when he reaches a certain level, he steps out of the elevator with strange steps and makes some strange gestures.
The video link is below.
(Some may find this video disturbing. Be careful. )
Finally, on February 19th, Elisa’s body was found when the 3800-liter water tank on the roof was opened due to complaints that foul-smelling water was found in many rooms of the hotel.
But the dead body only added to their suspicions.
Although drowning is the cause, there is no evidence that they committed suicide or were killed.
No evidence of molestation or physical abuse was found.
Although there were no clothes on the body, they were in the tank. Their watch and room key were also in the tank.
There was no internal bleeding, poison, injury, other drugs or alcohol.
The first mystery is how they got to the roof without an alarm going off despite having a key and password for the roof door.
How did they reach the roof top without any CCTV?
The 8-foot tall tank had no attached ladder. It was possible to climb up only by placing a ladder outside. (There was no ladder in the tank at the time) But how did Eliza climb up, or climb up?
One could climb up through the fire escape if desired, but it was not so easy. It also had a security lock. It was impossible for someone to kill and take it and climb that way.
That’s not all. Their phone was missing.
The case remains unsolved with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Their strange behavior inside the elevator and unusual death still give rise to many theories.
A number of theories were floated, such as ghost hauntings, strange psychic problems, and the lift game, but none were accepted for lack of basic evidence.
The autopsy found in her body contained traces of the drug she was taking regularly. Beyond that, there are no other intoxicants or poisons. There are no wounds or marks of violence on the body. Although there is no evidence of a murder, it cannot be said that it was a complete suicide due to the circumstances. It is possible that he fell into the tank unconsciously in his frenzy. All the events seen in the recorded video in the lift are evaluated as Elisa’s hallucinations.
However, how did they get into the tank? If they used a ladder, where is it? If they died after reaching there with someone else, why should they throw the dead body in such a rough water tank. If it was put on by itself, how did the clothes look different from the body? Also the water tank had a heavy lid. It was covered, if he jumped into the water to commit suicide, who covered it? This case still raises many unanswered questions.
Sisle Hotel is infamously known as Hotel Suicide. In 1927, a 52-year-old man committed suicide by shooting himself in this hotel. After that in 1931 another person committed suicide by consuming poison.
From the 1940s to the 1950s, many suicides were reported later. Figures show that 13 suicides have taken place in this hotel. Not only that, it is also said that all kinds of criminal activities take place here.
1947 Elizabeth Short, posthumously known as the Black Dahlia, is believed to have been drinking in the hotel’s bar a few days before her murder.
1964 Pigeon Goldie, a retired telemarketer, is raped, fatally wounded and robbed in her longtime hotel room.
In 1980, a serial killer named Richard Ramis stayed at this hotel during his murders. Another serial killer, Australian Jack Underwage, is believed to have stayed at this hotel in 1991.
However, the mysterious death of Elisa Lam remains unproven even today.