LOS ANGELES (NEWS1130) – US police are looking for a young Canadian woman who disappeared during a visit to Los Angeles.

A police department press release says 21-year-old Elisa Lam of Vancouver was travelling alone and was last seen at The Cecil Hotel in downtown LA.

The statement says her disappearance is suspicious and may suggest foul play.

Lam was traveling alone but had been in daily contact with her parents until she disappeared

Detectives hope the public can supply leads to Lam’s whereabouts.

Richard French with the LAPD says Lam does use both public transit and Amtrak. He says they are not sure why she was in LA, but he says her final destination was Santa Cruz.

Lam is 5’4 tall with black hair and brown eyes. She weighs 115 pounds and is fluent in both English and Cantonese.

If you have any information about her whereabouts, you are asked to please call 213-486-6890.