Battle Ground

Who hit and killed this young woman? Still no answers a year later

Who hit and killed this young woman? Still no answers a year later
Tatyana Tupikova

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. - It's been nearly a year since a 22-year-old woman was struck and killed while walking home from a movie and investigators still do not know who hit her.

On May 9, 2012, Tatyana Tupikova was walking northbound on the east side of State Route 503, just north of the Battle Ground Cinemas, when she was hit by a passing vehicle or perhaps an item extending from a passing vehicle. She had just watched a 6:30 p.m. showing of The Avengers and police believe she was hit around 9 p.m.

A passerby discovered Tupikova's body two days after family members reported her missing. She died of blunt force trauma.

The young woman was one of 14 children in her family. She worked at a retirement home and had hoped to become a nurse someday.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 for information about the case. You can leave a tip online, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information. Or, use the Crime Stoppers app.

You may also contact the City of Battle Ground directly online, call Detective Joshua Phelps at (360) 342-5242 or send him an email.