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Elderly man dies in elevator after nobody responded to alarm button

By Mason White 12:02 PM August 14, 2017
Isaak Komisarchik
Isaak Komisarchik
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man who went missing, was found dead after a month inside an elevator, according to police in Colorado.

The Denver Police Department said that firefighters found the body of 82-year-old Isaak Komisarchik, in the parking garage elevator located at the Woodstream Village apartments.

Komisarchik went missing in early July. His friends and family filed a missing person report, and a large search was launched to find the elderly man.

Record showed that Komisarchik went into the elevator of the apartment complex located at 10050 E. Harvard Avenue. The elevator malfunctioned.

Komisarchik pressed the alarm button twice, but nobody responded.

According to city rules, the security company that monitored the elevator should have responded to the alarm within 30 seconds.

Investigators are trying to determine why nobody responded to two alarm calls. The parking garage was shut down due to construction, but the elevator was working.

It is unknown why Komisarchik went into the elevator. Earlier this month, residents began complaining of a bad odor coming from the elevator area.

Eventually, firefighters were called. When the elevator door was opened, firefighters found Komisarchik’s badly decomposed body.

The medical examiner was unable to determine Komisarchik’s cause of death due to the bad state of the body.