*This article contains spoilers for Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel*
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel has become Netflix users’ latest true-crime obsession after arriving on Wednesday – but viewers cannot cope with the sickening story told by a couple featured on the documentary.
The four-part series recounts the chilling events inside the Los Angeles building dubbed ‘Hotel Death’, surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Elisa Lam in 2013.
The case became an internet phenomenon after the last footage of her acting erratically in the hotel’s elevator was released by police and went viral.
After a baffling search, Elisa’s decomposing body was found in the water tank on the roof two weeks after she was last seen.
In the most sickening moments from the documentary, it’s shown how the corpse caused the water used by guests in the hotel to turn brown.
Two of the people interviewed for the documentary are British couple Mike and Sabina Baugh, who stayed at the hotel during the same time as Elisa’s disappearance.
The pair share their experiences, including stomach-churning details of discovering the brown hotel water.
‘We noticed that the water pressure was very low… It was a brown colour. It had a brown tint to it,’ Mike said.
Mike and Sabina suffered a horrendous time during their time at the Cecil Hotel and viewers were left disturbed after they shared their experience.
It’s one of the toughest sequences in the documentary to watch, with the couple moving hotels after Elisa’s body was discovered.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel focuses on the infamous location, which has seen dozens dying while staying there either by suicide, murder or accidental overdose.
The series also lifts the lid on serial killer Richard Ramirez and how his crimes went undetected for so long, having stayed at the hotel based on the edge of a deprived area of LA known as Skid Row.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is available to watch on Netflix
Credit: Original article published here.