LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials have issued a do-not-drink order at a downtown Los Angeles hotel where a missing Canadian woman’s body was found in the rooftop water supply.
The disclosure contradicts a previous police statement that the water had been deemed safe.
Allen Solomon, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, said Wednesday that the agency’s laboratory is analyzing the water from the rooftop cistern. Results are expected Thursday morning.
A maintenance worker at the historic Cecil Hotel found the remains of 21-year-old Elisa Lam on Tuesday morning after guests complained about low water pressure.
Police are working to determine if her death was the result of foul play or an accident.
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