ESOTOURIC TOURS PRESENTS: Human Sacrifice: The Black Dahlia, Elisa Lam, Heidi Planck & Skid Row Slasher Cases Walking Tour
Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Join Esotouric’s Kim Cooper and Richard Schave, the Skid Row historians featured in “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel,” and their special guest Joan Renner, on a true crime and cultural history walking tour that explores the terrifying intersection of real estate speculation, housing insecurity and death in Downtown Los Angeles from the 1940s to the present.
Starting from Grand Central Market, we’ll fan out over the historic core to visit significant sites in the investigations of three notorious and heartbreaking cases: the kidnapping and murder of Beth Short in 1947, the serial killing of seven poor or homeless men by Vaughn Greenwood between December 1974 and January 1975, and Elisa Lam’s disappearance and drowning while staying at the Stay on Main hostel inside the single room occupancy Hotel Cecil in 2013. We’ll also talk about the October 2021 disappearance of Heidi Planck, although we won’t trek as far as the Hope + Flower apartments where she was last seen.
This walking tour is illustrated with rare photos you can view on your smartphone.
Tour begins at 10:30am sharp, with check-in time 10am at the patio outside Grand Central Market at 324 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Please arrive on time and proceed to the check in table to get signed in and logged in to the smartphone slideshow.
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