Her body was found two weeks after her death, after hotel guests complained about the water’s taste and color. Seeing the surveillance footage, most people would conclude that she was under the influence of drugs.
However, Elisa did not have a history of drug use and her autopsy concluded that no drugs were involved.
When one looks at the context and the circumstances of this death, things become even more mysterious.
Built in the 1920s to cater to “businessmen to come into town and spend a night or two”, Cecil Hotel was quickly upstaged by more glamorous hotels.
Located near the infamous Skid Row area, the hotel began renting rooms on a long-term basis for cheap prices, a policy that attracted a shiftier crowd.