Where is Pablo Vergara now? The Morbid musician became entangled in the Elisa Lam case, so let’s get his career and connection to the Cecil Hotel explored.
Netflix has already offered audiences a number of notable documentary efforts in 2021, with one of the most popular being Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, which concerned the horrific crimes of Richard Ramirez.
The notorious murderer is also mentioned in the latest non-fiction title to demand attention on Netflix, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.
This four-part series premiered on the streaming service on Monday, February 10th 2021 and dives deep into the history of the downtown Los Angeles hotel. At its centre, however, is the tragic case of Elisa Lam.
The 21-year-old student vanished during her 2013 stay and many became intrigued after mysterious footage of her in the hotel’s elevator was uploaded online.
She was found dead in less than a month, located in a water tank atop the hotel’s roof.
Theories as to what happened to her were rife and the documentary touches upon numerous, while addressing what happened with Pablo Vergara, a musician who theorists believed was responsible for her death…
Pablo Vergara: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
Pablo Vergara, who goes by the name Morbid, is a former metal musician from Mexico City. At the time of the Elisa Lam case, he fell victim to theorists online who argued that he may be involved in Elisa Lam’s death
The documentary explores how he became wrongly-accused as a suspect by those who cited his lyrics as potential proof that he was involved. For example, the Express notes that he referenced a girl drowning in his music etc.
Pablo had stayed at the Cecil Hotel before. However, he was not there during the case of Elisa’s disappearance. During this period, the musician was in Mexico recording an album, with passport stamps to confirm it. Additionally, the hotel’s booking system reinforced that he was not checked in at this time.
Nevertheless, he was accused of orchestrating a murder and he details what this was like to live with during an interview in the documentary. He also includes that he never received an apology from those who targeted him.
Where is Pablo Vergara now?
- Pablo Vergara transitioned out of the music scene and is now an award winning filmmaker.
As highlighted by Bustle, he tragically attempted suicide after being bombarded with allegations from online sleuths. This led to him waking up in a psychiatric hospital and he later quit music.
He then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communicational sciences from Monterrey ITESM Tech Institute in 2009. Down the line, he enrolled in the New York Film Academy’s filmmaking program in New York in 2016; he then moved to Hollywood to work on his MFA at NYFA’s Los Angeles campus. Explaining the decision, he said:
“I became a father and was struggling in a failing music career where basically I was stuck and being ripped off left and right and was going nowhere. So I decided to make a drastic decision, and that was to change careers and move into film, another of my main passions.”
He scored the Award for Best International Fictional Film at 2019’s International Film and Metal Festival for the short film Necromurder. Additionally, he also works as a screenwriter and production assistant, having recently worked on 2020’s Adverse starring Mickey Rourke, Sean Astin, and Penelope Ann Miller.
In other news, was American Horror Story filmed at the Cecil Hotel?