Netflix will be dropping several new titles in February including a documentary series exploring the mysterious death of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old B.C. student, at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles.
In a newsletter to Narcity, Netflix detailed their upcoming February releases, including Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.
In 2013 college student Elisa Lam was staying at the Cecil when she vanished, igniting a media frenzy and mobilizing a global community of internet sleuths eager to solve the case.
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"Lam’s disappearance, the latest chapter in the hotel’s complex history, offers a chilling and captivating lens into one of LA’s most nefarious settings," said the newsletter.
The director, Joe Berlinger, also directed big titles of the same genre like Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.
" The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is the first season in a new documentary series that deconstructs the mythology and mystery surrounding infamous locations in contemporary crime," wrote Netflix.
"For nearly a century the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has been linked to some of the city’s most notorious activity, from untimely deaths to housing serial killers."
According to TV Web, Elisa Lam, a UBC student, was staying at the Cecil Hotel and was reported missing on January 31, 2013. The LAPD released a video of Lam in the elevator of the hotel which spread like wildfire as she was behaving very strangely.
Eventually, her body was found mysteriously located in a rooftop water tank.
This new series will premier on Netflix on February 10 and viewers will gain a deeper look into the chilling story.