<snipped for space> I had that thought too about the hatch, but it was designed (or should have been to meet bare minimum codes) so the lid would have to be off the hinges completely. It only opens completely, so no halfway opening to slam down and trap anyone. Further, it would be unlikely the lid would be left off because it is potable water, so the lid should some what form an air tight seal it order to keep out runoff and things like bird droppings. I decided to believe Andrew Smith, the LAPD media officer, when he said the lids were closed but not locked. I know these lack of consistent facts is maddening. That is why I thought it strange that someone in the media did not try to at least clear up the misinformation floating around. The only thing we have to go on with foul play as looking at the big picture mainly in how we both have noted media treatment of the case. Plus, I just learned that the LAPD told their CBC liaison when EL reported missing that they "had evidence that EL may be hurt or in danger". Sure this could mean she may have harmed herself but wouldn't we have heard that they think it more likely an accident by now? Not to mention a close friend of EL's has been quite open on Tumblr stating the police know of all her social media accounts. Friends think that in no way was this an accident and that given her personality she was most likely drugged. The police, IMO, looked at foul play because they know that physically it would have been near impossible for EL to get herself into the tank. This is why they didn't pay a lot of attention to them when they first had dogs on the roof. I also heard in Canadian media that EL would have had to seek out a ladder and carry it over to the tank; it was not normally there. This all just seems like a lot for anyone to go through to hide or find water. EL would need a lot of pre-knowledge to make all this work. If she were suffering a psychotic break too many things would have to been in place: the door alarm did not sound; the ladder would have been at the tank, and the lid off for me to see this as possible. This all just my opinion but based on looking at the totality, I am still thinking it is homicide.