After two weeks of frantic searching and fruitless tips, 21-year-old Canadian tourist Elisa Lam had seemed to disappear without a trace. She had arrived in Los Angeles on January 26 and checked into the Cecil Hotel downtown with plans to head north to Santa Cruz. Her parents spoke with her everyday when she suddenly stopped calling. When she was found, the shocking circumstances seemed ripped from an episode of Law & Order. Only this time, the death was real.