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Foul Play Feared in Disappearance of Female Tourist

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Detectives are asking for the public’s help in their search for a 21-year-old Canadian tourist who vanished from a downtown hotel under what they believe to be suspicious circumstances.

Elisa-LamElisa Lam of Vancouver, British Columbia arrived in Los Angeles nearly two weeks ago on January 26.

She was last seen on January 31 in the lobby of The Cecil Hotel on 640 S. Main Street where he was staying.

She was reportedly due to check out the following day.

Lam was traveling alone, but had been in contact with her parents daily until her disappearance.

Records show the college student spent a few days in San Diego before coming to L.A..

Lam traveled by public transportation like Amtrak and local buses. Her final destination was apparently in Santa Cruz, California.

The LAPD said in a news release that details in the case “may suggest foul play.”

Lam is described as an Asian woman of Chinese descent. She has black hair, brown eyes and stands 5 feet 4 inches tall.  She weighs about 115 pounds.

Lam is fluent in English and also speaks Cantonese.

The FBI and LAPD are asking anyone with information in the case to contact them.

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