Netflix’s new true crime documentary explores the lacking individuals case of Elisa Lam, whose physique was present in a water tank atop the Cecil Resort in downtown Los Angeles the place she was staying. Web sleuths supplied a number of implausible causes for her dying, together with homicide, however the collection finally finds in any other case.
Inbuilt 1924, the Cecil Resort itself has lengthy cultivated a mystique, the location at which two serial murderers, Richard Ramirez and Jack Unterwerger, stayed throughout their homicide sprees. Elizabeth Brief, the ‘Black Dahlia,’ was alleged to have stayed on the lodge earlier than she was murdered in a close-by park.
The Cecil Resort, at one level renamed Keep on Fundamental, was offered to an actual property developer in 2014 (roughly a yr after Elisa Lam’s dying) and formally closed in 2017 for intensive renovations. (That very same yr, the lodge turned a historical-cultural monument in an unanimous vote.)
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In 2019, Marmol Radziner, a Los Angeles-based structure agency, introduced its plans for the Cecil Resort’s renovation, which is able to embrace 299 lodge rooms and 264 reasonably priced items. The roof, the place the place Lam’s physique was discovered, is meant to be transformed into an amenity house for lodge visitors. As of 2021, the lodge stays closed for ongoing renovations.
The Cecil’s previous would go on to encourage Season 5 of the Ryan Murphy-produced FX collection, American Horror Story, and change into the location of a 2021 Ghost Adventures episode.