The disappearance of Elisa Lam is verging on a month old, and it seems that the media is only starting to heighten coverage of her case recently. That's likely because of the release of strange surveillance footage of the missing woman, which showed her behaving very bizarrely. Central Coast News detailed the video on Feb. 15, 2013, but there are also new claims that the woman might have been spotted in Los Angeles.
The video is linked in this Gather News article, or you can watch the video accompanying this post. Officials released it to the media on Feb. 15, 2013, and media (as well as public) interest seems to have spiked in this case. As you can see, Elisa appears to be acting erratically. At first it seems as though she may be hiding from someone, but at the same time she continually looks out of the doorway of the elevator and even steps into clear view a few times. This doesn't look like the behavior of someone who is hiding from someone else.
The Find Elisa Lam Facebook page is growing in support, and there is a lot of activity on it regarding the awareness this case has garnered. There are also people posting claiming to have sighted the missing woman. One poster claims that he might have seen the missing woman "on Wilshire and Western." The person posted on the page that the woman appeared to be suffering from some kind of mental condition and was "yelling nonstop into the air."
Another poster on the same page expressed concern in the lack of information being shared by the family of the missing woman. As of now there are no clarifications on her mental state, and curiosity is being inspired by the claims that she was behaving strangely in a different part of Los Angeles.
To be clear, no sightings of Elisa Lam have been confirmed by the LAPD, who are searching for clues regarding her disappearance. So until further notice, this woman has not been seen publicly since the strange surveillance footage being circulated around the net now. Hopefully this footage and the photos of her lead someone out there to act on information they may have. Until then, the LAPD is investigating what avenues they can in search of leads.