Suit filed over corpse in rooftop cistern
February 28th, 2013
06:16 PM ET

Suit filed over corpse in rooftop cistern

Two former guests have filed suit against the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, where the body of a 21-year-old woman was found in mid-February in a rooftop water tank.

Steve and Gloria Cott filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Elisa Lam's decomposing body floated inside a water tank for as long as 19 days while guests used water from it to brushed their teeth, bathe and drink.

The hotel did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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  1. fernace

    Hey what happened to little misters post? What was wrong w/it? CNN This Just In, y'all are having us scratch our heads in 'what the h'....mode!!

    February 28, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, fernace.
      Little mister is a known...whatever; he is the one who steals our names on a regular basis, also. Cnn, being aware of his hijinks, deletes him regularly.

      February 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    yep...sue'em! hotel should have secured their water source with locks and alarms...tenants were lucky it only was a dead body...next time could be poison...

    February 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stuart

    She is in another place.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I think I am going to sue the hotel just for being on CNN. I'm sick and tired of these stories.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |