The tragic and unexplained case of Elisa Lam at the Cecil Hotel

Just over a year ago I was contacted by the production team of a then-upcoming Netflix documentary about Elisa Lam, entitled Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.

I spoke to them for a long time about various aspects of this case and the internet response to it, and I was genuinely impressed at the very detailed knowledge they had of the case.

Having now seen the completed documentary, I think they did a great job in portraying the mysterious and tragic circumstances of Elisa Lam’s death, as well as giving a very balanced, realistic view of what – as far as we know – actually happened.

As I said in my original blog post in September 2014, the coincidences and mysteries surrounding this case don’t mean much in terms of crime investigation, however they go a long way to explaining why the tragic case of Elisa Lam is so hauntingly unforgettable.

You can read my original blog post below.

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Update – February 2021: Just over a year ago I was contacted by the production team of a then-upcoming Netflix documentary about Elisa Lam, entitled Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.

I spoke to them for a long time about various aspects of this case and the internet response to it, and I was genuinely impressed at the very detailed knowledge they had of the case.

Having now seen the completed documentary, I think they did a great job in portraying the mysterious and tragic circumstances of Elisa Lam’s death, as well as giving a very balanced, realistic view of what – as far as we know – actually happened.

As I said in my blog post below in September 2014, the coincidences and mysteries surrounding this case don’t mean much in terms of crime investigation, however they go a long way to explaining why the…

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