Real Life Strange Murder Inspires Hollywood
Lam, 21, was found dead in a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel on Feb. 21, 2013. Her odd behavior in the hours before her disappearance sparked fears and conspiracy theories about how she died.
The death added to the Cecil Hotel’s eerie history. The hotel was a favorite haunt of the late “Night Stalker” mass killer Richard Ramirez and Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger in the 1990s.
Goldie Osgood, known as Pershing Square’s “pigeon lady” in the ’90s, was also killed in a hotel room there.