UPDATE: Cecil Hotel of Los Angeles Guests Were Drinking the Water that Contained the Decomposing Body of Elisa Lam - The water tasted 'funny': Los Angeles hotel guests' complaints led cops to corpse of missing Canadian student in tainted rooftop tank
For days hotel residents bathed and drank from water fed from water tank where decomposing body of Elisa Lam was found. LA County Health officials are testing the water for contamination.
Body found in Los Angeles hotel water tank identified as Canadian tourist Elisa Lam
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A body found in a water tank on the roof of a historic Los Angeles hotel has been identified as that of a 21-year-old Canadian woman who went missing in late January, police said on Wednesday.
The body, which was discovered on Tuesday morning in one of four water tanks on top of the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, has been positively identified as that of Elisa Lam by members of her family, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Lt. Andy Nieman said.
"The coroner has confirmed that it is Elisa Lam based on some distinctive markings on her body," Neiman said. "They had confirmation from the family based on those markings." Which included but was not limited to nipple piercings, vaginal piercings and tattoos.
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