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Vigil to be held today in DTLA for Canadian woman found dead at Cecil Hotel

By Hayley Fox
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 02:53PM
Eric Zassenhaus/KPCC

Elisa Lam was discovered at the Cecil Hotel last week, dead in one of their water rooftop water tanks. A vigil is being held tonight in her honor.

The Downtown Clergy Council is hosting a candlelight vigil on Tuesday in front of the Cecil Hotel to honor the Canadian woman who was found dead in a water tank there last week.

A maintenance worker discovered 21-year-old missing tourist Elisa Lam in one of the hotel's four rooftop water tanks on February 19.

Today at 3:30 p.m. at the corner of 7th and Main streets in Downtown L.A., the public is invited to join the Downtown clergy in honoring Lam.

“We want to remember, mourn for and pray for the family of Elisa Lam," said Pastor Kevin Haah, the lead pastor of New City Church of LA and the president of the Downtown Clergy Council. "People of Downtown are shocked by what happened and are grieving along side the family of Ms. Lam. We want to create a place to gather and pray not only for the family but also for the healing of our neighborhood.”

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