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Man found dead after weeks trapped in elevator

Man found dead after weeks trapped in elevator (Photo: KMGH via CNN Newsource)

DENVER (WKRC) - An elderly man's decomposing body was found in an elevator at a Denver apartment complex.

The elevator had been out of order, KMGH reports.

Police say Isaak Komisarchik, 82, may have reached out for help by pushing the emergency call button.

Komisarchik suffered from early-onset dementia and was last seen on July 5. His body was found almost a month later on July 31.

The Denver Post reported that fire officials say Komisarchik pressed an emergency button in the elevator twice on July 6 before he died.

Denver Police said MEI Total Elevator Solutions received the distress call and notified the apartment's management.

However, police say apartment workers failed to check the parking garage elevator after checking two other elevators in the building.

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