Body Found In Hotel Water Tank!
The hotel guests were wondering why the water from the faucets was coming out so slowly.
It turns out that a Canadian woman’s dead body was stuck in the water tank.
It has yet to be determined whether her death was an accident or caused by foul play.
She had been missing for about 3 weeks.
The body of a Canadian woman was discovered after guests complained that the water pressure in their rooms had dropped and water was dribbling out of the taps.
“The moment we found out, we felt a bit sick to the stomach, quite literally, especially having drank the water, we’re not well mentally,” Michael Baugh, 27, said.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials issued a do-not-drink order while its lab analysed the water, said Terrance Powell, a director coordinating the department’s response.
Mr Powell said the water was also used for cooking in the hotel; a coffee shop in the hotel would remain closed and has been instructed to sanitize its food equipment before reopening.
“Our biggest concern is going to be fecal contamination because of the body in the water,” Mr Powell said. He said the likelihood of contamination is “minimal” given the large amount of water the body was found in, but the department is being extra cautious.
Mr Powell said the hotel hired a water treatment specialist after the department required it to do so to disinfect its plumbing lines.
A call to the hotel was not returned.
The remains of Elisa Lam, 21, were found by a maintenance worker at the 600-room hotel that charges $65 a night after guests complained about the low water pressure.
Police detectives were working to determine if her death was the result of foul play or an accident.
LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez called it suspicious and said a coroner’s investigation will determine Lam’s cause of death.
Before she died, hotel surveillance footage showed Lam inside an elevator pushing buttons and sticking her head out the doors, looking in both directions. She was later found in the water tank.
Lam, of Vancouver, British Columbia, traveled alone to Los Angeles on Jan. 26 and was last seen five days later by workers at the hotel.
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