17. Elisa Lam’s Last Moments
The murder of Elisa Lam is as tragic as it is baffling. The only piece of evidence is elevator security cam footage depicting the last minutes of her life. In it, Elisa seems to be desperately hiding from someone/something in the hallway. She keeps pressing the “Lobby” and “Doors Close” buttons but the elevator remains in place. After carefully peeking outside, Elisa finally exits and, seconds later, the elevator doors close behind her.
Lam’s body was found inside a water reservoir, on the roof of a Los Angeles hotel. Aside from the fact that the roof entrance was barricaded from the inside and locked from the outside, Elisa’s blog was updated for months after she was killed.