In 2017, Jacqui from Lantern Ghost Tours visited the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles to discover its grisly past. She found out that in 1991, Jack Unterweger came to LA and stayed in exactly the SAME ROOM that serial killer Richard Ramirez had been in at the Cecil Hotel.
Jack Unterwager was an Austrian serial killer who committed murder in several countries – West Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and the United States. Initially convicted in 1974 of a single murder, Unterweger began to write extensively while in prison. His work gained the attention of the Austrian literary elite, who took it as evidence that he had been rehabilitated. After significant lobbying, Unterweger was released on parole in 1990.
After his release, he became a minor celebrity and worked as a playwright and journalist, but within months he resumed killing women. Unterweger hanged himself in prison after being convicted of nine more murders in June 1994. Seems like the Cecil Hotel really has that certain scent to murderers, yeah? The Cecil Hotel is the center of a new Netflix Cecil Hotel documentary (Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel) that investigates the mysterious death of Elisa Lam.