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The Resource Gone at midnight : the mysterious death of Elisa Lam, Jake Anderson

Gone at midnight : the mysterious death of Elisa Lam, Jake Anderson

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Gone at midnight : the mysterious death of Elisa Lam
Title
Gone at midnight
Title remainder
the mysterious death of Elisa Lam
Statement of responsibility
Jake Anderson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A Los Angeles hotel with a haunting history. A missing young woman. A disturbing video followed by a shocking discovery. A cold-case mystery that has become an internet phenomenon--and for one determined journalist, a life-changing quest toward uncomfortable truths. Twenty-one-year-old Vancouver student Elisa Lam was last heard from on January 31, 2013, after she checked into downtown L.A.'s Cecil Hotel--a 600-room building with a nine-decade history of scandal and tragedy. The next day, Elisa vanished. A search of the hotel yielded nothing. More than a week later, complaints by guests of foul-smelling tap water led to a grim discovery: Elisa's nude body floating in a rooftop water tank, in an area extremely difficult to access without setting off alarms. The only apparent clue was a disturbing surveillance video of Elisa, uploaded to YouTube in hopes of public assistance. As the eerie elevator video went viral, so did the questions of its tens of millions of viewers. Was Elisa's death caused by murder, suicide, or paranormal activity? Was it connected to the Cecil's sinister reputation? And in that video, what accounted for Elisa's strange behavior? With the help of web sleuths and investigators from around the world, journalist Jake Anderson set out to uncover the facts behind a death that had become a macabre internet meme, as well as a magnet for conspiracy theorists. In poring through Elisa's revealing online journals and social-media posts, Anderson realized he shared more in common with the young woman than he imagined. His search for justice and truth became a personal journey, a dangerous descent into one of America's quiet epidemics. Along the way, he exposed a botched investigation and previously unreported disclosures from inside sources who suggest there may have been a corporate conspiracy and a police cover-up. In Gone at Midnight, Anderson chronicles eye-opening discoveries about who Elisa Lam really was and what--or whom--she was running from, and presents shocking new evidence that may re-open one of the most chilling and obsessively followed true crime cases of the century."--provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
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Anderson, Jake
Dewey number
364.152/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lam, Elisa
  • Cecil Hotel (Los Angeles, California)
  • Drowning victims
  • Drowning
Label
Gone at midnight : the mysterious death of Elisa Lam, Jake Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1138707946
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780806540054
Lccn
2019944529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Gone at midnight : the mysterious death of Elisa Lam, Jake Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1138707946
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780806540054
Lccn
2019944529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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