Missing Man Found Dead in an Elevator After More Than a Month

Elias Hubbard
August 12, 2017

Tenants at the apartment complex complained of an terrible smell coming from the parking garage elevator, leading to the discovery of the body.

Numerous Woodstream residents complained to managers of a strong odor emanating from the garage area but nothing was done.

Isaak Komisarchik had been missing since July 5. The Denver senior citizen is believed to have died sometime between the morning of July sixth through August second. Elevator maintenance workers had just found Komisarchik's body inside the auto, Pixley told the Post.

First reported by the Denver Post, Denver Fire officials say they've learned Komisarchik pressed an emergency button in the elevator twice on July 6 before he died.

Greg Pixley said a criminal investigation confirmed Komisarchik pressed the button, which - per city code - must be monitored at all times. The fire department reportedly never received an emergency call from inside the broken elevator. All elevators are required to possess an emergency signaling device labeled "Alarm" next to the floor buttons and operating panel. It was last inspected in December and deemed to be in working condition, fire officials also said. The parking garage where Isaak Komisarchik's body was found had been closed temporarily for renovation. Emergency calls from an elevator auto must be able to connect either with on-site security, with an elevator monitoring company or directly with the Denver Fire Department, the Denver Post reported.

Greystar Management Services oversees operations at the Woodstream apartment complex.

The investigation remains ongoing, authorities said. He liked to tell jokes and write poems, she said, and he loved his family deeply, "especially his grandchildren", she said. He walked to his mailbox and stopped by the office to pick up a few things, his daughter said.

"He had a great sense of humour", she told The Washington Post, adding that she was very close with him.

The decomposing body of 82-year-old Isaak Komisarchik was found after multiple residents of a Denver apartment complex reported a awful stench, The Associated Press reported.

Denver police detectives are still attempting to determine how the 82-year-old man got inside the inoperable elevator.

The cause of Komisarchik's death has not yet been determined, as officials said it's hard to determine when a body is badly decomposed.

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