LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Confirmation came Wednesday from authorities that the body of a woman found in a Los Angeles hotel's water tank, was in fact that of missing Canadian tourist Elisa Lam.
A maintenance worker made the grim discovery inside the water tank Tuesday.
The worker said he found the body of the 21-year-old after he received reports of low water pressure in the building. He went up to the roof of the Cecil Hotel to investigate the cause.
"The Department of Health Services was here and they did do testing on the water that was in the tank and they reassured us that there were no biohazard concerns," said Cpt. Jaime Moore with the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
The water tank was nearly full of water. Lam was last seen at the hotel on January 26. There's still no explanation for her bizarre behavior in an elevator surveillance video.
The Los Angeles Police Department released the chilling video of the Canadian tourist on her way to Santa Cruz just before she vanished out of thin air.
Elisa Lam, 21, is shown up against an elevator wall, like she may have been hiding from someone.
While on her way to the Central Coast, she made an unexpected stop in L. A.
Although LAPD investigators said she kept in touch with her family, that connection was suddenly cut off.
The Find Elisa Lam Facebook page was created to help find her.
On Jan. 16, investigators said Lam went to Cecil Hotel in L. A.
"The unusual part is she was in contact with her parents every day, so that's the only strange part the LAPD sees and then the contact stopped," said Alex Martinez of the Los Angeles Police Department.
In the video released by the department, Lam is shown inside an elevator at the hotel acting bizarrely, even running out at one point.
Whether there's someone on the other side of the doors remains a mystery, but it appears she may be talking to someone.
The elevator doesn't go anywhere.
"It does show her going in and out of the elevator. That is strange," Martinez said.
Investigators said Lam tends to use public transportation, such as Amtrak and municipal buses.
But why she was traveling to the state in the first place no one is saying.
Santa Cruz Police said they weren't notified after she disappeared.
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