LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Authorities say a test of a Los Angeles hotel water tank where a Canadian tourist’s body was found this week didn’t find any live bacteria that would cause illness.
The test was conducted Tuesday after 21-year-old Elisa Lam was found wedged into one of four water cisterns atop the downtown Cecil Hotel.READ MORE: Burbank Sues To Enforce Closure Order Against Tinhorn Flats; Seeks Permission To Cut Off Electricity, Padlock Doors
The county Department of Public Health has, however, issued a do-not-drink order, and only water for toilets is flowing for hotel guests.
County health official Angelo Bellomo says chlorine in the water likely killed any bacteria in the tank where Lam’s body was found.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Blaze At Strip Mall In Paramount
Guest complaints about low water pressure prompted a maintenance worker to make the gruesome discovery on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office conducted on autopsy on Lam, but conclusions were postponed for additional testing.MORE NEWS: 'Absolutely Reckless': California Governor Slams Texas Move To Lift Mask Mandate
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