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Isaak Komisarchik

DENVER — The decomposed body found in an apartment complex elevator shaft was identified Thursday as that of an elderly man with early onset of dementia who disappeared nearly a month ago, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner said.

Isaak Komisarchik’s body was found Monday morning at the Woodstream Village apartments at 10050 E. Harvard Ave.

Detectives and crews in hazardous materials suits worked to remove the body from the shaft. Firefighters said the body had been in the shaft for some time.

Tenants reported smelling a foul odor where the body was discovered.

Komisarchik, 82, was last seen July 5 in the 9900 block of East Yale Avenue, less than a mile from the Woodstream Village apartments.

The cause of death is pending investigation.

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