LA Tests Hotel's Water After Tourist's Body Found in Tank
Guests say water had been trickling out of taps for days
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 21, 2013 6:03 AM CST
Hotel Cecil in Los Angeles is seen in a Wednesday Feb. 20,2013 photo.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(Newser) – Guests at the Hotel Cecil thought something was up with the water supply. It had been dribbling out of faucets and showers for days. Now, they know why: There was a dead body in the water tank. The LA County Department of Public Health has been testing the hotel's water supply, and will release the results today, the AP reports. "Our biggest concern is going to be fecal contamination," an official says, though he added that the chance of contamination is "minimal."

He said the department has also required the city to hire a water treatment specialist to disinfect its pipes. But no matter the results of the test or the new precautions, guests have a bad taste in their mouth. "The moment we found out, we felt a bit sick to the stomach," says one guest, "quite literally."

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Feb 22, 2013 10:14 AM CST
I wonder if there has been any investigation of how the body got there?
Feb 21, 2013 5:53 PM CST
Whoa, just like that horror flick where the lady's dead body is in the water tank on the roof. Poor soul, what happened to her. She was a tourist, wonder what the back story is; why was she staying in a dump like this anyway?
Feb 21, 2013 3:33 PM CST
i pray for her spirit, relatives, & friends - And if there was foul play, i hope the LAPD finds who is responsible - quickly. The NYPD is relentless. -- do not let this story end, unanswered.