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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Health officials have issued a do-not-drink order at a downtown Los Angeles hotel where a missing Canadian woman's body was found in the rooftop water supply.

    The disclosure contradicts a previous police statement that the water had been deemed safe.

    Allen Solomon, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, said Wednesday that the agency's laboratory is analyzing the water from the rooftop cistern. Results are expected Thursday morning.

    A maintenance worker at the historic Cecil Hotel found the remains of 21-year-old Elisa Lam on Tuesday morning after guests complained about low water pressure.

    Police are working to determine if her death was the result of foul play or an accident.

    (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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