Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Review

By Cara Steinmetz

The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is a three part newly released documentary on Netflix. It follows the mysterious vanishing of Elisa Lam. Elisa traveled to Los Angeles in 2013 and unfortunately never made it back home. She stayed at the Cecil Hotel which is notorious for its high crime rate. Around 16 people have died under unexplainably while staying at the Cecil Hotel. One night, Elisa was seen on an elevator at the hotel acting very strange and as if someone were watching her. This would be the last time anyone would see Elisa alive. She was found in the water tower of the hotel, located on the roof under very strange conditions. The documentary follows the mysterious circumstances leading to her death. It observes her life prior to the incident, conspiracies about the incident, and many other interesting situations regarding Elisa Lam and the Cecil Hotel.

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