Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Elderly man found dead in lift one month after being reported missing

Elderly man stuck in elevator for nearly a month found dead Missing Denver man found dead in elevator called for help twice, report says
Sammy Stanley | 13 August, 2017, 02:25

Komisarchik's decomposing body was found Aug 2, when elevator fix workers went inside the lift.

The Post reported that in compliance with Denver city code, the elevator vehicle should have had an around-the-clock emergency switch labeled "Alarm", and an intercom system or phone labeled "Help" for those inside to contact security.

The parking garage served the Woodstream Village apartments in Denver and had been closed for renovations.

Investigators were trying to determine why the emergency button did not work. She also told local reporters her father was not physically capable of taking long walks.

"He could've gotten disoriented at times", she said.

The city's elevator code mandates that elevator operators monitor emergency notifications at all times.

"He actually walked to the mailbox to pick up the mail and to the office to get some things from there and then he just disappeared", his daughter, Yelena told 9 News.

Crews last conducted a routine inspection of the elevator in December 2016 and found it to be in good working order, Denver Fire Department spokesman Capt. Greg Pixley told CNN.

"Something is not right", Pixley said. The fire department reportedly never received an emergency call from inside the broken elevator.

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A DailyMail.com request for comment to MEI was not immediately returned.

"We are saddened by the tragic loss of life and extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Komisarchik's family and friends", Greystar Management Services, which manages Woodstream, said in a statement released by spokeswoman Lindsay Andrews.

Residents had reported a awful stench several times.

The investigation remains ongoing, authorities said.

The elevators at the apartment complex are monitored by MEI Total Elevator Solutions monitors.

"The elevator wasn't inoperable", said John White, spokesman for Denver police, contradicting numerous reports that elevator was not working. Pixley said it's hard to determine a cause of death when a body is badly decomposed.

Apartment complex staffers checked two elevators, but not the one containing Komisarchik.

When a Denver firefighter responded, the elevator doors were open.

An autopsy of Komisarchik has been completed, but the cause and manner of his death are still under investigation, said Steve Castro, a spokesman for the Denver medical examiner.

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