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Other than this issue, I would just like to know the other pertinent facts of the case that the investigators are withholding, such as: Did she or did she not have clothes on her body when she was found? Is there any record whatsoever of someone seeing her with anyone else at all and what on earth did her phone records indicate? Did she or her parents have any traceable knowledge of the Cecil Hotel and the area of skid row prior to her stay, or did she perhaps look for the first hotel she could find to get off the street after she got off a bus in skid row? Really, truly, what was the deal with the freaking elevator? Did it normally operate in such erratic fashion or not? All efforts made so far by anyone who knows or could know answers to any of these glaring questions have proven to be unsuccessful.
Most hotels do not simply have a camera inside the elevator, and nowhere else. Where is the lobby footage? The hallway footage? I guess a great starting point would be to go to the Hotel Cecil itself and check out how many cameras are actually operating.
I assure you the police have answers to all of our questions, but for reasons completely unknown to us, they will not provide these answers. I'd consider myself to be pretty well-read when it comes to material that details criminal investigations and I used to be a newspaper reporter who covered all aspects of city and county law-enforcement activities. While I am no expert, I can say confidently that the law-enforcement agency in charge of this investigation has veered completely off the path of normal procedure in regard to its interaction with the public.
reply to post by Mikeultra
Sorry Mikeultra, but I just don't follow your thinking on this. If you've read my previous posts in this thread, I'm way over the TB discussion as it relates to the Elisa Lam case. Perhaps there are others here who still want to talk about that, but I definitely do not. Elisa Lam lived her life and lost her life well before February 17, 2013, so what on earth does this Facebook page called Lam Elisa have to do with her?!
In addition, if you click on "The Cecil Secret Project" within your posted vimeo videos, you will find a woman named Cecil Secret saying, "The idea of this art project is to create little short films for no better reason but to make short little films I can upload with my phone." I can't tell for sure but this sort of stuff makes it look like you're purposefully trying to derail this thread by posting a bunch of nonsense. The name of the IT guy in the office where I work is Cecil. But I don't suspect whatever he's doing in his freetime online is in any way related to the Cecil Hotel Water tank in which Elisa Lam's dead body was found. Get my drift?
So Elisa Lam posted an interesting science news article about a company working on invisibility cloaks? What could that possibly have to do with her death. Say I posted an article on my Twitter page about the use of the new Bitcoins, then passed away suddenly. Would you then claim the creator of Bitcoins must have been behind my death some how? I mean what you're doing here is no different in my opinion.
Now consider how outnumbered the U.S. and South Korean forces are there, and think about this invisibility technology. Read the below excerpt from the Huffington Post Canada article mentioning that the technology can be also be applied to vehicles including tanks. If this technology is for real, think of the advantage that would give to forces who are greatly out-numbered.
Whatever you're getting at with this statement is so far off topic I'm really at a loss for words...
I had to come back and respond to this post of yours. You told me that the "The Cecil Secret Project" Vimeo videos that were posted by a woman claiming to be named Cecil Secret are nothing to consider and not related to the Elisa Lam case. So I took a further look into it. I don't think there's a woman really named Cecil Secret. I told you that I found links for those videos on the Lam Elisa Facebook page that was only up for one day, February 17, 2013. If you'll take the time and look at the one follower of Cecil Secret on "her" Vimeo page, you will find it is "Ashes Wednesday", an "artist" living in Los Angeles who also happens to have a most disturbing video titled "Suspension Under A Bridge". That is filmed under the same bridge as the other video. Take a real close look at these people and what they are doing. Normal people? I think you should reconsider your very quick dismissal of them as irrelevant to this case. You think whoever created the Lam Elisa Facebook page just chose that name out of thin air? WARNING VIDEO IS DISTURBING!
Just heard about this and saw the video. Really wasn't much online when I googled it.
Very creepy. The video made the hairs stand on end.
Ruled as a suicide?? Bull.
I looked it up here hoping to find out more on the story... Guess not.
There's an explanation for everything except how she got into the water tank. That's drinking water, there's no way that was easy to get into plus close the lid behind her....
The most substantial part of the story and the hardest to interpret is how she ended up in the cistern without her clothing and with no signs of trauma. There are multiple ways this COULD happen but every explanation falls apart with a little logic:
1) She was suicidal. Ok, then why did she take off her clothing and watch ahead of time? Why didn't she just jump off of the roof?
2) She was murdered and the body was stashed. Ok, why did the killer remove her clothing and watch before hiding the body only to leave those items under the cistern... unless, of course, the killer was trying to make it look like Elisa crawled in on purpose. How did the killer get her dead body into a spot that difficult without leaving any signs of trauma?
3) She was playing hide and go seek games with a sex-interest and they decided to skinny dipping in the cistern for thrills. Ok, but it was winter. The low that day was 46 degrees. (yes I looked it up)
4) She was having a psychotic episode and didn't know what she was doing. Ok, but she had no history of psychotic episodes and she had the presence of mind to remove her clothing AND watch before gaining access to the cistern.