There has been a notorious hotel in Los Angeles which is known for a host of suicides, mysterious deaths and grisly murders, and this is the subject of a new TV series.
The first time someone shot himself in the hotel, in Los Angeles, California, was on January 22, 1927, when guest Percy Ormond Cook, 52, shot himself in the head as a result of a lack of reconciliation with his wife and child.
It was reported to have had a large number of suicides take place in its mortuary.
But it is Elisa Lam’s unexplained demise that is the precursor to Crime Scene: The Vanishing at The Cecil Hotel series.
This work is directed by Joe Berlinger, who released “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” in 2019.
After being captured on CCTV behaving erratically in an elevator, the Vancouver man took off and went missing, and was found naked inside the roof’s water tank, after guests had reported that the water tasted odd. The CCTV footage of Lam later went viral in the Malaysia.
This week Berlinger told The Independent that her murder was “one of the first that really captured the world of amateur investigators worldwide”
This is still an ongoing controversy with many speculations.
Price stated that between 2007 and 2017, the Cecil has experienced a “massive loss of life”.
Price was given a tour by an administrator on her first day.
She said, “When he walked, he just pointed out, ‘Someone died here, somebody died there.’
“Suicides. Overdoses. Murders. At one point I think I just asked him: ‘Is there a room here that maybe somebody hasn’t died in?’”