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Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel 

TV-MA | | Documentary, Crime, Mystery | TV Series (2021)
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College student and tourist Elisa Lam vanishes, leaving behind all of her possessions in her hotel room. The Cecil Hotel grows in infamy.
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Series cast summary:
Tim Marcia ...  Self - LAPD Homicide Detective (Ret.) 4 episodes, 2021
Amy Price ...  Self - Former Cecil Hotel Manager 4 episodes, 2021
Josh Dean ...  Self - Journalist 4 episodes, 2021
Greg Kading ...  Self - LAPD Homicide Detective (Ret.) 4 episodes, 2021
John Lordan ...  Self - YouTuber 4 episodes, 2021
John Sobhani ...  Self - Web Sleuth 4 episodes, 2021
Kim Cooper ...  Self - LA Historian, Esotouric 4 episodes, 2021
Santiago Lopez ...  Self - Former Cecil Hotel Employee 4 episodes, 2021
Doug Mungin ...  Self - Skid Row Historian 4 episodes, 2021
Kenneth Givens ...  Self - Former Cecil Resident 4 episodes, 2021
Viveca Chow ...  Elisa Lam Recreation 4 episodes, 2021
Steven Thomas Gamble ...  Websleuth 4 episodes, 2021
Artemis Snow ...  Elisa Lam 4 episodes, 2021
Kiwi Kimii ...  Self - YouTuber 3 episodes, 2021
Stephanie Harlowe ...  Self - YouTuber 3 episodes, 2021
Lily Darragh Harty ...  Self - YouTuber 3 episodes, 2021
Jim McSorley ...  Self - Detective Sergeant, Los Angeles 3 episodes, 2021
Judy Ho ...  Self - Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist / ... 3 episodes, 2021
Tom Scorzone ...  Detective 3 episodes, 2021
Jason Tovar ...  Self - Forensic Pathologist 2 episodes, 2021
Mike Baugh ...  Self - Cecil Hotel Guest 2 episodes, 2021
Sabina Baugh ...  Self - Cecil Hotel Guest 2 episodes, 2021
Richard Schave ...  Self - LA Historian, Esotouric 2 episodes, 2021
Pablo C. Vergara ...  Self - Musician and Actor 2 episodes, 2021


Elisa lam was a 21- Canadian tourist who stayed at the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles in February 2013. Weeks later, after disappearing, her body was discovered in the hotel's rooftop water tank. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is set premiere on Netflix on the 10th Feb. The executive producer and director is Joe Berlinger who was behind the streamer's earlier Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and the Paradise Lost trilogy. Written by dbjconsole

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The Hotel Cecil was partly the inspiration for the Hotel Cortez in American Horror Story: Hotel. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Regé-Jean Page/Bad Bunny (2021) See more »

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I'm concerned
11 February 2021 | by jkidd-27447See all my reviews

Someone seriously needs to check out the dude from that web Schume that is talking about Elisa like he knows her. The guy literally made someone go to a grave site to touch her gravestone for him and talked about her legacy like she was Kobe Bryant. Got bless her and rest her soul but some of these people for some real issues to have the time to act like their going thru this case like they were concerned for her when really it seems more like they used her story for clickbate and watch time. Was the story unique and intriguing, yes but these people must have ALOT of time on their hands to do all they did like they knew her.

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