It is known that Elisa had bi-polar disorder and her personal blog reads like a person deeply sorrowful and distressed.
She had decided for some reason to travel from her home of Canada to California, all alone. She stayed in Los Angeles and planned to go to Santa Cruz after that. In LA she stayed at the Cecil Hotel, where she died, a hotel known for a rather scary past, with murders and suicides occurring at the hotel; it also housed the famous Black Dahlia, for a time, the young actress who had met a grizzly demise back in the 1940s. The Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez, infamous serial killer, also stayed at the hotel at one time.
Many people have been searching for clues about Elisa and her fate. One of these clues some people point to is a postcard she’d sent to a friend on which she had written she was being stalked and felt creeped out; and on the postcard, she made reference to Ryan Gosling whose song Buried in Water seems sadly relevant.
There are even people who connect her to military cloaking experiments because supposedly a military man stationed in South Korea had friended her on social media and she posted articles on the subject of cloaking on her Twitter account. Others point out that creepy guy Alistair Crowley had stayed at the Cecil Hotel in London in the 1800s and while there wrote a poem about someone dying on a tower; and he supposedly summoned up a spirit called Lam. In addition, a Tuberculosis outbreak occurred in LA while Elisa was there and the kit used for TB is called LAM-Elisa.
Strange coincidences indeed. While the coincidences can’t be proven to be connected to her death, her death nevertheless is mysterious and troubling.