An elderly Denver man, Isaak Komisarchik, who has been missing for the last more than a month, has been found deceased. The man who had reportedly been missing since July 5 and who was discovered dead in a parking garage elevator might have a harrowing time last month, before finally losing the fight against death.
Reports suggest that the old man who was found dead in Denver elevator pushed emergency button twice. He reportedly pushed the emergency button twice within just eight minutes time, but got no response. This reportedly happened on July 6.
Now it has been proved beyond doubt that the 82-year old man who couldn’t come out of the elevator, probably due to dementia passed away between the morning of July 6 and Aug. 2. His death could be discovered only because of the fact that people of the apartment complex reported strange stench.
Dementia is a cognitive disorder, that afflicts large number of elderly people in the country. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which makes up 50% to 70% of cases. Other common types include vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. Diagnosis is usually based on history of the illness and cognitive testing with medical imaging and blood work used to rule out other possible causes. Efforts to prevent dementia include trying to decrease risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and obesity.
An investigation is underway as to why no one responded to the man’s calls for help. “Something is not right,” Denver Fire Department spokesman Capt. Greg Pixley told the Post.
Reports suggest that the elevator Komisarchik was found in was not being used due to the parking garage it was located in being under renovation. Previous reports had claimed it was inoperable, however, police said the elevator was in working condition.
A spokesperson for the apartment complex’s management company, Greystar Management Services said, “We are saddened by the tragic loss of life and extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Komisarchik’s family and friends”.