When it comes to mysteries the Elisa Lam case is an unique one. She was a Canadian on her own touring the United States with her own plan. She was young and out to see the world. Then she disappeared. Then she was found in a shocking manner that made world news. How did she end up in the water tanks that serviced the Cecil Hotel in Los Angles? Was it murder or suicide? Either one was it intentional or accidental? What was Elisa doing in that eerie elevator video hours before her death? Was there a cover up or just shoddily run security system? These are topics that are still discussed today among mystery aficionados. What happened to Elisa Lam?
This story first caught my eye because it happened in Asheville, North Carolina. That’s just over the mountain from where I grew up. That’s home of Biltmore House and Gardens, one of my favorite places. That’s an area I feel I know. Feeling that connection I tucked in to listen to the tale. Then through the years I’d occasionally look to see if any new info ever turned up on that missing guy.
First off the missing guy has a name, it’s Zebb Quinn. He was 18 years old when he disappeared. The story started out somewhat straight forward. Yet as the years went on there were twists that only real life could provide, because if a writer did them you’d say that’s over the top. Let’s take this strange story layer by layer. Continue reading