Elisa Lam went missing from a California hotel during a vacation in 2013, one of a string of questionable incidents at the Cecil Hotel.
Now, a new Netflix series is trying to determine what really happened.
Los Angeles’ Cecil Hotel has long been infamous for its suicides and crimes, and Netflix is digging into its most debated death in the four-part series Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, released today on Netflix.
The series centers on the mysterious death of Lam, a 21-year-old college student from Canada who stayed at the hotel. She vanished just one day after checking in. The story abounds with twists and turns, including strange elevator footage, polluted water and an investigation to determine why she went missing.
The documentary investigated whether the Cecil Hotel is haunted, has bad energy or simply attracts people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Audiences are set to find out whether investigators think Lam’s death was an accident or a murder.
The show is directed by Joe Berlinger, who recently directed another true crime sensation for Netflix called “Confessions with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.” He also received an Emmy Award nomination for his work on the “Paradise Lost” trilogy, which focused on the West Memphis Three.
You can watch the trailer for the series here. “Crime Scene: the Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” premieres Feb. 10th on Netflix.