Thursday, February 21, 2013

talk about being sick, I think this would make me sick unto death.

Guests at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, drank, bathed in and brushed their teeth with water from a roof-top tank where a Canadian tourist's body floated, decomposing, for nearly three weeks.
Authorities have confirmed that the body found in a tank on Tuesday is Eliza Lam, a 21-year-old University of British Columbia who disappeared on February 1.
Police still don't know how Lam died or even how she ended up on the roof of the hotel - which is protected by locked doors and an alarm.

The hotel has four cisterns on its roof – each about 10 ft (3 metres) high and 4.5 ft wide. Each one holds at least 1,000 gallons (3,785 litres) of water pumped up from city pipes. Lam's body was found on Tuesday at the bottom of a cistern that was about three-quarters full of water, Lopez said.

The opening at the top of the cistern was too small to accommodate firefighters and equipment, so they cut a hole in the storage tank to recover Lam's body.
To get to the tanks, which are on a platform at least 10 ft above the roof, someone would have to go to the top floor then climb a staircase and enter a locked door and turn off an emergency alarm that prevents roof access. Another ladder would have to be taken to the platform and a person would have to climb the side of the tank. Lopez said there were no security cameras on the roof.
The Cecil Hotel was built in the 1920s and refurbished several years ago. It had once been the occasional home of serial killers such as Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, and Austrian prison author Jack Unterweger, who was convicted of murdering nine prostitutes in Europe and the US.

1 comment:

The 4th Sister said...

yuch...gag...bottle water..