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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:52 AM

Water in LA hotel tank with dead body won't cause illness, police say


(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES- Authorities say a test of a Los Angeles hotel water tank where a Canadian tourist's body was found this week didn't find any live bacteria that would cause illness.

The test was conducted Tuesday after 21-year-old Elisa Lam was found wedged into one of four water cisterns atop the downtown Cecil Hotel.

The county Department of Public Health has, however, issued a do-not-drink order, and only water for toilets is flowing for hotel guests.

County health official Angelo Bellomo says chlorine in the water likely killed any bacteria in the tank where Lam's body was found. ....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57570625-504083/elisa-lam-case-water-in-la-hotel-tank-with-dead-body-wont-cause-illness-police-say/



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marmar Feb 2013 OP
Melinda Feb 2013 #1
Scuba Feb 2013 #2
pipi_k Feb 2013 #3
Flashmann Feb 2013 #4
snooper2 Feb 2013 #5
PCIntern Feb 2013 #6
bedazzled Feb 2013 #12
Initech Feb 2013 #7
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #8
PasadenaTrudy Feb 2013 #9
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #10
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #11

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:56 AM

1. Well, I got sick just learning of this incident.

No doubt those that used this water were sickened psychologically. Yuck factor x infinity.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:10 PM

2. Bullhockey. It made me wanna puke and I didn't even drink any.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:26 PM

3. Probably true...

Before having a well dug here at my house, we were using water piped in from a spring house about 150 feet uphill.

It would need "mucking out" about twice a year. The water always tasted great, even though the occasional frog (dead or alive) was found in it. We never got sick.

Of course, before actually coming out of the faucet it went through a filter in the cellar, but still...

Anyway, even though the water with the dead body in it might not make someone ill from pathogens, it's the thought that makes it real disgusting.



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:47 PM

4. Water in LA hotel tank with dead body won't cause illness, police say

Cool......Then bottle it and let the police force drink it......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:48 PM

5. that would probably be cost prohibitive

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:54 PM

6. I believe it was The actor/author Tom Tryon who wrote "The Other"...

Cask of wine, anyone?

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:52 PM

12. wasn't that a great book?

i'd like to see the movie they made of it. the twins who starred in it were from my hometown...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:18 PM

7. Is this how the zombie apocalypse gets started?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:20 PM

8. Of course! Cause now it's dead human soup. n/t

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:36 PM

9. Drove

past the Cecil yesterday. Hope we get some news on potential suspects soon. Such a tragic, sad, story.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:34 PM

10. That video is eerie

I'm guessing an employee killed her.

Someone had disabled the elevator (key) and knew about the tanks on the roof.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:19 PM

11. This is just too creepy. I can't imagine what happened to the poor girl

but I hope they find out soon. It sounds like foul play.

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