The Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel release date has been confirmed. So, when is the documentary out on Netflix?

Netflix delivered subscribers a vast array of content in 2020 and struck a chord with a number of its documentary titles.

From the madness of Tiger King to the maddening uncertainty of Unsolved Mysteries, audiences devoured a great deal of non-fiction content and we have already had some notable titles this year too.

Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer was unveiled in January and Netflix recently released a trailer for Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel…

still from ‘Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel’ trailer, Netflix, YouTube

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel release date

  • Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is released on Wednesday, February 10th 2021 on Netflix.

The documentary was helmed by Joe Berlinger, who previously directed the likes of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Paradise Lost about the West Memphis Three case.

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His latest investigates the death of 21-year-old Canadian student Elisa Lam. She was recovered from a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles in February 2013.

The documentary examines the number of theories which have surfaced in the wake of her passing, most of which were stirred by surveillance footage of her in the hotel lift ahead of her disappearance.

The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel: How many episodes?

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is made up of four 50-minute episodes in total.

The release of the trailer has likely led to many delving into the Elisa Lam case before watching the series. The clip of her in the lift has already been viewed widely, and while in conversation with The Independent, Joe recently touched upon the footage:

“It’s strange and seemingly inexplicable. The enigmatic nature of the video is really what drew many people around the world, including me, to become passionate about the case and want to solve its mysteries.”

Fans have already voiced their excitement for the series on Twitter, as the case has long been an obsession for some.

Check out a selection of tweets:

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