Los Angeles: In a news conference this afternoon, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) asked for public help to locate a young Canadian woman who was traveling in Southern California and last seen at the Cecil Hotel on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles.
A young woman, 21-year-old Elisa Lam from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, arrived in Los Angeles nearly two weeks ago on January 26 and hasn’t been seen since January 31. Her reason for traveling in the state was unclear, but her final destination was apparently in Santa Cruz, California. It is also known that she tends to use public transportation, such as Amtrak and municipal buses.
Lam is described as an Asian woman of Chinese descent. She has black hair, brown eyes and stands
5 feet 4 inches tall. She weighs about 115 pounds. She is fluent in English and also speaks Cantonese.
Detectives Reach Out to Find Missing Canadian Citizen Young Woman Traveling Alone Last Seen at Downtown Hotel
What: A news conference to ask for the public’s help in locating a young Canadian woman who was visiting Los Angeles and last seen at a downtown hotel. Her disappearance is suspicious and may suggest foul play.
When: Wednesday, February 6, 20131 p.m.
Where: LAPD Police Administration Building Plaza 100 West First Street Los Angeles 90012
Who: LAPD Robbery Homicide Detectives
Why: To secure possible leads in the ongoing investigation of a missing person, 21-year- old Elisa Lam of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. By providing more details, detectives hope for assistance that will help locate Ms. Lam.
Contact: Questions may be directed to LAPD Media Relations at (213) 486-5910.