The Mysterious Circumstances of Elisa Lam’s Bizarre Death

She Made a Promise

Although her family had expressed concern for their daughter, who was traveling alone for the first time, Elisa wanted to remain independent. They reached a compromise: Elisa would check in with her parents every day of the trip to let them know she was safe.


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