[Trailer] Netflix’s Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

Here’s the official trailer for Netflix’s upcoming docuseries “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.”

“From housing serial killers to untimely deaths, the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is known to many as LA’s deadliest hotel. The latest chapter in the Cecil’s dark history involves the mysterious disappearance of college student Elisa Lam.”

21-year-old Elisa Lam disappeared at the Cecil Hotel on the very day she was supposed to check out, January 31, 2013. On February 19, 2013, her body was discovered in a water tank at the top of the hotel. How she ended up in that water tank remains unsolved.

The four-episode docuseries looks like it’ll also touch on the potential paranormal aspects of Lam’s disappearance. I’m not sure which route they’ll take, but at the time, many paranormal websites speculated about demonic possession.

Others have pointed out strange synchronicities, a topic even Lam herself once mentioned on her Tumblr blog. Likely, the series will focus on the macabre past of the Cecil Hotel itself, and what ghosts may linger there.

“Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” will premiere February 10, 2021.


Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.