Surveillance video shows missing woman acting strangely

In Los Angeles, police have released a video of the Vancouver tourist who has been missing since January 31, and something is definitely not right: Video shows B.C. woman missing in L.A. acting strangely.

The surveillance video shows 21-year-old Elisa Lam, who was last seen by staff at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, exhibiting strange behavior in the hotel elevator. Lam appears to press every elevator button, seems to be hiding from someone, and is later seen communicating with someone off-camera. Here's the footage:

Lam, who is a student at the University of British Columbia, had been traveling alone. Police said her disappearance is being considered suspicious, and may involve foul play.

Lam is 5-feet-4, weighs about 115 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She speaks both English and Cantonese and used public transportation like Amtrak and local buses.

Anyone with information about Elisa Lam's whereabouts is asked to call Los Angeles police at (213) 486-6890 or (877) 527-3247. Anonymous tips can be called in at (800) 222-8477. For further information and updates, visit the Find Elisa Lam Facebook page.

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