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Cause of water tank death unclear

LOS ANGELES — An autopsy on a Canadian tourist’s body failed to determine whether she was killed or died accidentally in a giant water cistern on a downtown Los Angeles hotel roof.

The results were inconclusive, so coroner’s officials said Thursday that they will have to wait for toxicological tests to determine a cause of death for Elisa Lam, 21, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

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