L.A. Hotel Guests Used and Drank Water from Tank with Corpse In it

Elisa Lam, 21, went missing from Canada and was found later in the hotel's water supply stored in one of four rooftop cisterns.

A lot of us have stayed in hotels and have had horrible experiences that range from dirty bed sheets and/or bed bugs to non-existent or thieving housekeepers.  Whatever your experience has been, it’s going to be hard to top this one.

British tourists Michael Baugh and his wife were staying at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, when they started having problems with the water pressure.  They said that the water “only trickled for days as they brushed their teeth, showered and drank from the taps.”

But it was later discovered that a dead Canadian woman Elisa Lam, 21, that had gone missing was discovered at the bottom of one of four cisterns the hotel draws water from for drinking, cooking and washing.  It’s not a wonder that they immediately felt ill, according to a local ABC affiliate in Cleveland, channel 5:

“The moment we found out, we felt a bit sick to the stomach, quite literally,” Baugh said.

The body was discovered in the unusual location last week, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials “issued a do-not-drink order” until their water analysis was complete. But according to the report, an earlier police statement contradicted public health officials memo by saying that the water had been “deemed safe.”

The most unusual part of the story is how the woman could’ve possibly ended up inside the cistern that is on top of the roof and you still have to take another ladder to get to the platform and then still scale the cistern to get inside.

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-J.C. Brooks

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