Body Found In Hotel Water Tank May Be Missing B.C. Student - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Body Found In Hotel Water Tank May Be Missing B.C. Student

Posted: Updated:

KIROTV.COM - Guests at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles had been complaining about decreased water pressure. Now police know why.

Although there is no official ID yet, what is presumed to be the body of 21-year-old Elisa Lam was found inside one of the hotel's four water tanks on Tuesday morning.

"There are three of these tanks, inside a portal, with sealed water cisterns on the roof," said Capt. Jamie Moore of LA City Fire. "The body is in one of these tanks."

Investigators said that tank is never locked, but the roof is.

Lam, a student at the University of British Columbia, traveled alone to LA on January 26.

She was last seen in a surveillance video from the hotel's elevator, dated February 1. In the video, Lam is seen acting strangely, pushing all the buttons and possibly hiding in a corner.

Police said on Tuesday night that it is too early to know if Lam was the victim of foul play.

Investigators are trying to determine how her body ended up in the tank, and who might be responsible.

Meanwhile, the hotel's water has been shut off and guests are being told to not use the water for any reason.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Seahawks legend Cortez Kennedy dies at 48

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:15:22 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Seattle Seahawks legend and NFL Hall of Famer, Cortez Kennedy, is dead at the age of 48. TMZ Sports says they confirmed the news with the Orlando Police Department who say "there is nothing suspicious" about his death. The cause of his death is still unknown. Cortez played his entire eleven-season career with the Seattle Seahawks from 1990 - 2001.

    More >>

    KHQ.COM - Seattle Seahawks legend and NFL Hall of Famer, Cortez Kennedy, is dead at the age of 48. TMZ Sports says they confirmed the news with the Orlando Police Department who say "there is nothing suspicious" about his death. The cause of his death is still unknown. Cortez played his entire eleven-season career with the Seattle Seahawks from 1990 - 2001.

    More >>
  • Philippine president declares martial law for 60 days following extremist attack

    Philippine president declares martial law for 60 days following extremist attack

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:20:10 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine military officials say a group of heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group has barged into a southern city and troops are battling the gunmen. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Joar Herrera said by telephone that army and police forces were battling at least 15 fighters from a Muslim rebel group called Maute on Tuesday in the village of Basak Malutlut in Marawi.

    More >>

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine military officials say a group of heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group has barged into a southern city and troops are battling the gunmen. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Joar Herrera said by telephone that army and police forces were battling at least 15 fighters from a Muslim rebel group called Maute on Tuesday in the village of Basak Malutlut in Marawi.

    More >>
  • Suspect arrested in connection with deadly Manchester bombing

    Suspect arrested in connection with deadly Manchester bombing

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:54:46 GMT

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers. They did not provide details.

    More >>

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers. They did not provide details.

    More >>