(L.A.) Elisa Lam, 21, Died at the Cecil Hotel

Case Number: 2013-01364

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 21-year-old Asian female that occurred in a hotel/motel.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Elisa Lam.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Drowning

Other Significant Condition: Bipolar Disorder

RIP ELISA LAM (April 30, 1991 – February 19, 2013)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 10:22 a.m.

This is a notoriously mysterious case.

The decedent was a 21-year-old Canadian college student who went missing while staying at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on January 31, 2013.

On February 19, 2013, her body was recovered from a large cistern atop the Stay on Main hotel where she had been a guest.

Cecil Hotel’s Address: 640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014