The Straits Times
Published on Feb 22, 2013

Los Angeles hotel water tank death: Autopsy provides no clear answers


LOS ANGELES (AP) - An autopsy did not determine the cause of death of a 21-year-old Canadian tourist whose body was found wedged in a water tank atop a downtown Los Angeles hotel, authorities said.

More tests must be performed after an autopsy performed on Thursday didn't provide definitive answers into whether Ms Elisa Lam of Vancouver, British Columbia, was killed or if she fell victim to a bizarre accident.

Coroner's officials will await toxicology tests before making a final determination.

Ms Lam's body was found on Tuesday in a water cistern atop the downtown Cecil Hotel. Police have called her death suspicious.