LOS ANGELES — Police say that a body discovered inside a rooftop water tank at the Cecil Hotel is that of a missing Canadian tourist Elisa Lam.

Guests at the hotel in downtown Los Angeles had complained about weak water pressure, and at least one said there was flooding in a fourth-floor room.

Those complaints led a hotel maintenance worker on Tuesday to check on a large tank on the roof, where he found the body of a woman in her 20s at the bottom.

Authorities said late Tuesday that the body was that of Lam, 21, of Vancouver, Canada, who was last seen at the hotel on Jan. 31.

Police have provided few details about how the body might have ended up in the tank.

“We’re not ruling out foul play,” said LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez, noting that the location of the remains “makes it suspicious.”

A cause of death…

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February 24, 1998|By Bob Greene.

MILWAUKEE` — `When (the 11-year-old boy) let (his 7-year-old sister) out of the (small plastic container), mom called (the girl) a pig for (urinating) all over, and sprayed (the girl) with water. Mom decided to take the kids to the store. Mom intended to buy medications at the store. (The 11-year-old boy) informed me that (his mother) was going to use the medication to make (the girl) tired, so she could put (the girl) back in the (plastic container).

“(The boy) stated that (the little girl) got sick in the car on the way to the store. (He) said when (his sister) got sick mom got mad and smacked (the little girl) in the head. He advised that mom did not get the medication. . . . (He) added that mom has continued to put (the girl) in the cage. . . .”


Posted: February 19, 2013 in KTLA, Uncategorized

O.C. Shooting Spree: Suspect Kills 3, Commits Suicide


VILLA PARK, Calif. — Investigators have released the name of the first of three victims shot and killed by a gunman in Orange County Tuesday morning.

20-year-old Courtney Aoki of Buena Park was the first victim of the shooting rampage. Her relationship with the shooter is still unknown.

courtneyaoki692Police say 20-year-old Ali Syed, a college student, committed the three murders and wounded three others before taking his own life in 75 minutes of terror.

Detectives say he began his rampage in Ladera Ranch, where he murdered Aoki inside his parents’ home.

Syed then drove to Tustin, Santa Ana and back to Tustin, carjacking three vehicles, killing two more victims and shooting at morning commuters on the 55 Freeway.

Then, with the California Highway Patrol in pursuit, Syed pulled off in Villa Park, aimed the shotgun at his own head, and pulled the trigger.

Authorities were stunned by what they described…

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This is really unbelievable.


MOSCOW  — A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia’s Urals region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left about 1,000 people hurt, state media said.

Amateur video footage showed a bright white streak moving rapidly across the sky, before exploding with an even brighter flash and a deafening bang.

The explosion occurred about 9:20 a.m. local time, as many people were out and about.

While NASA estimated the meteor was only about the size of a bus and weighed an estimated 7,000 tons, it exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs.

Luckily, “the atmosphere absorbed the vast majority of that energy,” said Amy Mainzer, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

CNN iReporter and Instagram user Max Chuykov saw the meteor trail from the city of Yekaterinburg. He shared on Instagram that it was “close to the ground.”

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This is just so impact!


NEW HOPE, Alabama — Firefighters arriving to a house in flames were knocked off their feet by an explosion for inside the burning structure.

Firefighters were already working on the fully involved home when something inside exploded.

The family renting the house, which included four adults and two children, all escaped without injury.

None of the firefighters were injured.

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Posted: February 15, 2013 in KTLA

Wow, smh world gone crazy!


MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (KTLA) — A suspect armed with a handgun was shot and killed by police in Monterey Park on Friday morning.

monterey-picIt happened around 12:02 a.m. in the 400 block of Atlantic Boulevard.

Police had responded to a disturbance call between a boyfriend and girlfriend at a motel on Atlantic.

When the officers arrived at the location, they were directed to a vehicle that was leaving.

Two police units stopped the car on Atlantic Boulevard and Harding Avenue.

That’s when a male passenger exited the vehicle and brandished a handgun, according to police, prompting the shooting.

The male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, and a handgun was recovered.

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is assisting Monterey Park police with the investigation.

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