Denver Fire helping investigators look into body found in elevator

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Komisarchik's decomposing body was found August 2, when elevator fix workers discovered the body after multiple residents of the apartment complex reported the stench.

Despite their efforts, Komisarchik's body was located in an elevator vehicle at the Woodstream Village apartments, 10050 East Harvard Avenue, on July 31.

The fire department did not receive any emergency calls from that particular elevator vehicle during the period of time Komisarchik was in it.

Authorities said a criminal investigation confirmed Komisarchik pressed the emergency button twice, according to the Denver Post.

She told the station that her father "couldn't take long walks".

During an interview with 9 News, the 82-year-old man's daughter, identified only as Yelena, said the last time she saw her dad he was wearing pajama trousers and a striped shirt on the fifth of July.

The body of 82-year-old Isaak Komisarchik was found decomposing in an elevator shaft that was closed for renovations, The Denver Post reported.

Komisarchik's disappearance prompted the distribution of missing persons posters a search of five ponds near the apartment complex by firefighters to try to find him.

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Denver's elevator code requires elevator operators to monitor emergency notifications around the clock. The elevator cab where he was found is located in a parking garage that is under renovation construction and not now in active use. If that's the case, it raises questions about why an elevator company wasn't called. All elevators are required to possess an emergency signaling device labeled "Alarm" next to the floor buttons and operating panel.

Tenants say the elevator wasn't working and that few people parked in the garage during summer months.

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

When a Denver firefighter responded, the elevator doors were open. The elevator cab where he was found is located in a parking garage that is under renovation construction and not now in active use.

Greystar Management Services oversees operations at the Woodstream apartment complex.

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.

She wrote that the elevator was not in use due to the renovation and said Greystar is "continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident with the local authorities".

Denver Police continue an active investigation into the man's death, and Denver Fire officials are now revealing new details about the events leading up to Komisarchik's death.

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