According to the NYPD, on Feb. 26, police responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive 73-year-old female at 120 De Kruif Place. Upon arrival, they found Ada Longmore inside the stairwell between the 18th and 19th floors.
EMS responded to the scene and pronounced her deceased.
While it is believed the oxygen tank ran out of oxygen as she climbed the stairs, the investigation is ongoing and the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
Elected officials Senator Jamaal Bailey, Councilman Kevin Riley, Congressman Jamaal Bowman and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, worked with Riverbay Corporation, who manage the buildings, to provide water and assistance during the black out.
Bailey told the Bronx Times he is still waiting to hear more information about what occurred to Longmore, but expressed his condolences.
“My heart goes out to Miss Longmore,” he said. “I think Riverbay did everything they could to meet the needs of the constituents.”
Bowman echoed his sentiments.
Our condolences go out to this woman’s family as we send them love and strength as they grieve.
Co-Op City urgently needs infrastructure investment and repairs.
Our office is working to ensure safety and reliable energy for Co-Op City and our district. https://t.co/nfEUkIZgrk
— Congressman Jamaal Bowman (@RepBowman) February 27, 2021