Netflix has released the trailer for a new docuseries that deconstructs the mythology and mystery surrounding infamous locations in contemporary crime. The first season will look at the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles – “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” will arrive on February 10th.
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. 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. 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.