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: Lakers down Spurs, 125-121 in Overtime
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: Lawmaker Calls For Change On California Film Sets After Prop-Gun Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins By Alec Baldwin
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: Palmdale Man Arrested In Attempted Kidnapping On Tuesday
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