Blackouts Continue at Co-op City After Woman’s Death

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

Thousands of additional tenants were without power Sunday in the sprawling Co-Op City complex as blackouts continued to plague the property.

As Con Ed worked to restore power at impacted buildings, authorities identified a woman who died Saturday after running out of oxygen during the emergency.

Ada Longmore, 73, was found dead in the stairwell just short of the 19th fooor, where she resided.

The oxygen tank she was carrying ran out before she could make it home, authorities said.

Community activists and politicians Sunday called for changes to the way electricity is supplied to the complex, which has experienced periodic power outages for years.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.