Elisa Lam was traveling alone from her hometown in Vancouver, Canada, to Los Angeles, California. She stayed at the historic Cecil Hotel in downtown L.A. where, days later, she was reported missing. What happened to her was one of the most mysterious cases of disappearances. Even more mysterious are the events that took place leading up to her disappearance and to her eventual discovery.
Surveillance camera footage in an elevator – which is included in this story – shows Elisa behaving strangely in the moments leading up to her disappearance. Here’s an account of what happened: