Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Elisa Lam: The Tourist in the Tank

On June 20, 2013, medical examiners ruled Elisa Lam’s death accidental. Lam arrived in Los Angeles on January 26, checked into a hotel and soon vanished. The last trace of her was a strange surveillance video from the hotel. Two weeks later her badly decomposed body was found floating in the hotel’s covered water tank. The story from the beginning.