CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (PIX11) -- The badly decomposed body found on top of a Coney Island apartment building is that of a 73-year-old grandmother who went missing August 12, the woman's granddaughter told PIX11.
Crucita "Lucy" Alvarado, who lived at the building on 30th Street, was last scene at a Rite Aide just a block away from her apartment.
Her daughter and family canvassed the neighborhood, hung up flyers, and created a Facebook page to get the word out.
Lucy suffered from Alzheimer's and dementia.
The body was found on the roof of the high-rise Friday morning.
"She was a wonderful lady, she had a good family," said neighbor Inez Milsa.
Neighbors want to know how Lucy made it onto the roof in the first place, since the door is supposed to be locked.
Residents say an alarm is supposed to sound when the door is opened.
"It's disgusting," said neighbor Michelle Sebastion. "They [security] should be doing their rounds. If they did...they maybe could have found her alive."
When PIX11 asked if security checked the roof, we were waved away.