Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Badge

Official Site of The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

News Release

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Media Relations

Detectives Looking for Missing Canadian Woman Young Woman’s Disappearance from Downtown Hotel is Suspicious NR13034rf

UPDATE
February 13, 2013


Elisa Lam is still missing. Detectives have released a video of Lam.
             


UPDATE


The Los Angeles Police Department has obtained a recent photograph of Elisa Lam from the hotel where she was last seen.  The photo is provided in hopes that someone will recognize Elisa and contact police with information on her whereabouts.  The photo is attached below. 



Anyone with information regarding Lam’s disappearance is asked to call Detectives Tennelle or Stearns at RHD’s Homicide Special Section at (213) 486-6890.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”




***UPDATE***


An updated photo of Elisa Lam is attached below

Los Angeles:
  In a news conference this afternoon, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) asked for public help to locate a young Canadian woman who was traveling in Southern California and last seen at the Cecil Hotel on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles.

A young woman, 21-year-old Elisa Lam from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, arrived in Los Angeles nearly two weeks ago on January 26 and hasn’t been seen since January 31.  Her reason for traveling in the state was unclear, but her final destination was apparently in Santa Cruz, California.  It is also known that she tends to use public transportation, such as Amtrak and municipal buses.

Lam is described as an Asian woman of Chinese descent.  She has black hair, brown eyes and stands 5 feet 4 inches tall.  She weighs about 115 pounds.  She is fluent in English and also speaks Cantonese.

Anyone with information regarding Lam’s disappearance is asked to call Detectives Tennelle or Stearns at RHD’s Homicide Special Section at 213-486-6890.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

iWatch

STATION INFO

About Central Area

Central Community Telephone Directory

Central Division Goals

Central Traffic

Community-Police Advisory Boards (C-PAB) Meeting Schedule and City-Wide Minutes

FEATURED COMMUNITY MEMBER

Carol E. Schatz, Outstanding Community Member
Carol E. Schatz
Outstanding Community Member