THE Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel’s Elisa Lam’s last blog post before her death is still online – and it’s heart-breaking.
Elisa Lam’s heartbreaking blog is still available to read onlineCredit: Netflix
Two weeks later, her body was found in a water tank on the top of the hotel and the docuseries looks at whether it was murder, suicide, an accident or even something supernatural.
The documentary makers spoke to former employees and residents at the Cecil, and also used exerts from Elisa’s Tumblr blog, Nouvelle Nouveau, which is still live online.
It makes for a heartbreaking read, as Elisa doesn’t appear to be in an emotionally strong place.
Elisa’s mysterious death is the focus of new Netflix docuseries Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil HotelCredit: Netflix
Elisa was found dead in a water tank on the roof of the hotel in January 2013Credit: Netflix
Elisa’s blog reveals she wasn’t in an emotionally strong mindset in the days before her deathCredit: Netflix
On January 3 she wrote: “I think I’m having that delayed breakup meltdown. Rough days. It’s sunk in how lonely I am…I just want a friend. No I want more, I want a group of friends.”
A day later she some of artist Frida Kahlo’s final words, writing: “I hope the exit is joyful—and I hope never to return.”
Then on January 9 she shared: “#bit of an emotional wreck atm…Having depression seems to mean that you’ve lost the ability to even help someone else in trouble….
“I don’t want to end up bitter and resentful and angry at everyone.”
The Cecil Hotel was notorious even before Elisa’s death
Oddly, there are a number of blog posts that went live after Elisa’s body was found in the water tank on the roof of the hotel.
It seems she had scheduled posts to be released while she was still alive, but that makes it hard for people to figure out which was her final one.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is available on Netflix.
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