Coroner: Elisa Lam’s Mysterious Death Ruled Accidental


Four months after Elisa Lam’s body was discovered in a water tank on the roof of the storied Cecil Hotel near Skid Row by a hotel employee, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has ruled the drowning death of the Canadian tourist accidental. Surveillance video of Lam behaving oddly in the hotel’s elevator circulated after her death, prompting various theories about how and why she died. How Lam ended up in the tank remains a mystery, with authorities releasing no other information at this time.