Netflix is continuing their run of true crime exploration with the beginning of an anthology under the 'Crime Scene' series.
Kicking off what will presumably be monthly installments is another project with Joe Berlinger who brought Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes to Netflix in 2019.
Streaming February 10th, Crime Scene: The Vanishing At the Cecil Hotel will explore the infamous lore of a Los Angeles landmark in the Cecil Hotel. With a history of housing serial killers and multiple instances of strange deaths throughout the destination's half-century existence, the hotel's haunting allure has fascinated people and left law enforcement perplexed.
Arguably the most infamous case tied to the hotel involved involved the mysterious 2013 disappearance of Canadian college student Elisa Lam. Weeks after she was respited missing, Lam's body was found stuffed into a water tank on the roof of the hotel. The subsequent investigation uncovered hotel surveillance footage from an elevator that showed Lam displaying strange, erratic behavior - suggesting something much more sinister.
The official rundown of the series from the streaming giant reads, "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.”
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel begins streaming via Netflix on February 10th. Watch the trailer below.