Battle Ground police still investigating death

By Patty Hastings and Paul Suarez

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Battle Ground police are continuing the investigation into the suspected hit-and-run death of Tatyana Tupikova.

Tupikova, 22, was found in a ditch on the east side of state Highway 503 north of the Battle Ground Cinema on May 11.

Family members held a press conference June 8 asking the public to come forward with information that could help police understand what happened when Tupikova went missing on May 9.

Detectives are still investigating the case, said city spokeswoman Bonni Gilberti. She said police would not say if they received any tips after the press conference.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

To report a tip, visit crimestoppersoforegon.com or call 503-823-4357.

People can also contact Battle Ground police directly at http://cityofbg.org/tips or call Detective Joshua Phelps at 360-342-5242 or joshua.phelps@cityofbg.org.