Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Review

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Valeria Yanez / El Paisano Media

Netflix documentary cover for “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.”

Many may remember the infamous disappearance of Elisa Lam back in February of 2013. Lam went missing after never checking out of her hotel room in the Cecil Hotel. However everyone wanted to know what truly happened. A disappearance that captivated millions in the United States. Elevator footage was the last time Elisa Lam was seen alive, a very strange video that everyone obsessed over. Many wondered what happened to Elisa Lam? Where is she?

 The Cecil Hotel has a bad reputation. The surrounding area is near skid row an area in DTLA where the homeless population lives. Furthermore there is history of violence and murder at the Hotel Cecil since the 1930s. Lam is not the only victim of the hotel. The docu-series goes into depth about the many theories of what happened to Elisa Lam.

 For those who remember this investigation this is fascinating, the series shows what was occurring behind the scenes during the investigation. The series contains explanations too many questions. All while still being able to come up with your own conclusion of what actually happened. Want to know what happened to Elisa Lam? Find out more by watching the docu-series on Netflix. The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel gets a 7/10

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