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The Elisa Lam Podcast explores the life, disappearance, and death of Elisa Lam. In January of 2013, a 21-year-old woman traveled to California from her home in Canada. When she arrived in Los Angeles, Elisa stayed at the hostel portion of the Cecil Hotel. She remained in daily contact with her parents until the 31st of January when she suddenly, and unexpectedly, disappeared.

On February 4th, Elisa’s parents filed a missing persons report with the Los Angeles Police Department. Her parents and sister – David, Yinna, and Sarah Lam – traveled to Los Angeles to assist in the search. However, it was not until February 19th that her fate finally became known. After receiving complaints about low water pressure in rooms within the Cecil Hotel, maintenance worker Santiago Lopez investigated the large water tanks on the hotel’s roof. Upon searching for the source of the water problem, Lopez reported seeing Elisa’s lifeless body inside one of the four tanks.

To this day, the circumstances surrounding Elisa’s death are unclear. The Elisa Lam Podcast examines her disappearance and death in detail, but also delves into the life she had before taking a trip to the United States in January of 2013. After all, before this happened – and before her death became the subject of a wide range of theories – Elisa was a person. She had family and friends that cared, and still care, about her. Many want to understand what happened to her and why.