Found dead in a cistern atop a hotel in LA, Elisa Lam was a young tourist who planned on trekking over to Santa Monica soon. But plan's changed and Lam's body was discovered on Thursday after the hotels water turned black.
The question remains how and why did she end up on the roof and then the cistern?
Theories are circulating, everything from schizophrenia to ecstasy.
The hotel itself has a notorious history. It was constructed in the 1920s.
In 1962 a woman committed suicide by plunging from the hotels higher floors and killing a pedestrian she had landed on.
Richard Ramirez the "night stalker" was a serial killer who called this hotel home for a while in the 1980s.
A dead body that has been decomposing for two weeks has been in the water that people were bathing and drinking all the while.