Netflix's first Crime Scene trailer examines Elisa Lam's mysterious death at the Cecil Hotel
When Elisa Lam visited Los Angeles in early 2013, she was seeking adventure and independence. Instead she found the Cecil Hotel, the former home of two serial killers and the site of at least 16 deaths; her body was recovered from a water tank there on Feb. 19.
But what happened to Lam, a student from Vancouver, Canada, who was last seen acting peculiar in a hotel elevator via security footage? Netflix's new true-crime series Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel will present the facts and never-heard-before findings related to her disappearance and death across four episodes premiering Feb. 10.
In the first trailer for Crime Scene, director Joe Berlinger explores the mystery, including an unraveling of the many theories put forward by internet sleuths who remain convinced something sinister was at play — perhaps even something supernatural?
An investigation from local law enforcement found that Lam's unwillingness to regularly take medication for schizophrenia played a role in her death. Yet there's no full accounting as to how her body got into the water tank. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office declared Lam's death to be accidental four months after she was found.
The series also will also peer into the Cecil's controversial past residents Richard Ramirez, also known as the Night Stalker, and Jack Unterweger, an Australian serial killer.
Watch the new trailer above.