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Old 02-20-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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OMG, Woman's Corpse found in L.A. Hotel's Water Tank

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/20/us/cal...html?hpt=hp_t1

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Tourists staying at a Los Angeles hotel bathed, brushed teeth and drank with water from a tank in which a young woman's body was likely decomposing for more than two weeks, police said.
Elisa Lam's corpse was found in the Cecil Hotel's rooftop water tank by a maintenance worker who was trying to figure out why the water pressure was low Tuesday.
Lam's parents reported her missing in early February. The last sighting of her was in the hotel on January 31, Los Angeles Police said.
Detectives are now investigating the 21-year-old Canadian's suspicious death, police Sgt. Rudy Lopez said.
It was not clear whether the water presented any health risks. Results on tests on the water done Wednesday by the Los Angeles Public Health Department were expected later in the day.
Woman's body found in hotel water tank
The hotel management has not responded to CNN requests for comment.
Video appears to show four cisterns on the hotel roof.
People who stayed at the Cecil since Lam's disappearance expressed shock about developments.
"The water did have a funny taste," Sabrina Baugh told CNN on Wednesday. She and her husband used the water for eight days.
"We never thought anything of it," the British woman said. "We thought it was just the way it was here."
What she described was not normal.
"The shower was awful," she said. "When you turned the tap on, the water was coming black first for two seconds and then it was going back to normal."
The hotel remained open after the discovery, but guests checking in Tuesday were told not to drink it, according to Qui Nguyen, who decided to find a new hotel Wednesday.
Nguyen said he learned about the body from a CNN reporter, not the hotel staff.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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OMG thats horrible, reminds me of the movie Dark Water
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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The people who were drinking and bathing in the water, I wonder what happened to them? I wonder if they got sick, I cant even imagine.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #4
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Ewwww.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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This has been all over our local news since she went missing.

Ew.
Ew.

and

Ew.


Brushing your teeth in a dead person's water. I just can't even imagine...
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I live in the Vancouver area so it has been all over the news here from when she disappeared. I am sad of how it ended. I was hoping they would find her alive and well.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #7
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That's so sad, and icky. So sad for her family.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #8
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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I've been horrified by this story since yesterday! I'm a germ freak who already feels uncomfortable in hotels & this story is killing me!!!!
I'm brushing my teeth with bottled water when I travel now! GAG!!!

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I've been horrified by this story since yesterday!
Me too, ME TOO! I've had trouble reading much about it I'm so skeeved out by it.

And *they* are saying that the water was *safe* to drink.

Yeah? NO!

.....to drink....and shower, brush your teeth, make coffee and for all other cooking.
Oh god just NO!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:19 PM   #11
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Is it common for hotels to use cisterns? I thought they were only in the Carousel of Progress these days?????

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:30 PM   #12
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My husband said the CNN video reported that the roof door was locked but the lid on the tank wasn't.

Very strange story. I hope more information comes out.

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:41 PM   #13
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Did you see the clip of the British tourists saying they just thought our water tasted that way? Sweet and very bad with a terrible smell????

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Did you see the clip of the British tourists saying they just thought our water tasted that way? Sweet and very bad with a terrible smell????

Sweet and very bad with a terrible smell? I think I'm gonna be sick here.
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Sweet and very bad with a terrible smell? I think I'm gonna be sick here.
Me too! WHY would you ever drink water like that?!?

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