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Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel Documentary Drops On Netflix On Wednesday

Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel Documentary Drops On Netflix On Wednesday

Do you feel like you've completed Netflix during lockdown three? Looking for something new to binge-watch? Then look no further.

The streaming giant will drop its latest true-crime documentary series Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel on Wednesday, and you are going to be entirely fixated by it.

From director Joe Berlinger, whose previous work includes the creepy yet compelling Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, the series looks at the world famous Cecil Hotel - somewhere which has been the backdrop to a number of paranormal happenings and contemporary crimes.

Watch the trailer below:

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For those of you unfamiliar, the Los Angeles Cecil Hotel was the place of a number of suicides between the 1930s-1960s, and was also known as a rendezvous point for people engaged in illicit activity.

Perhaps its most infamous guest was serial killer Richard Ramirez, the subject on Netflix documentary Night Slayer, for several weeks during the 1980s. He is even thought to have committed some of his crime spree while staying there.

The hotel has become famous in pop culture (Credit: Netflix)
The hotel has become famous in pop culture (Credit: Netflix)
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However, Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel squarely focuses on one of its more recent, and most peculiar, mysteries.

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In four 50-minute episodes, viewers will look back at the 2013 case where, college student Elisa Lam was staying at the Cecil (which has since been rebranded Stay on Main) before she vanished.

After footage of her behaving erratically in the hotel lift was posted online, the case went viral - igniting a media frenzy and mobilising a global community of internet sleuths eager to solve the case.

The hotel is home to a number of mysteries (Credit: Netflix)
The hotel is home to a number of mysteries (Credit: Netflix)
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Things to a stranger turn when Elisa was found dead, her naked body found in the water supply of the hotel's roof. It is still a mystery as to how she ended up there.

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.

Our top tip? Don't watch this alone at night.

Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel is available to watch on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: True Crime, TV News, TV & Film, TV Entertainment, Documentary, Netflix

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