B.G. Police: Investigation of fatal hit and run in 2012 still active

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Area of fatal hit-and-run

Battle Ground police continue to investigate a hit-and-run that killed a 22-year-old woman in 2012 and are again asking for the public’s help in solving the case.

At around 9 p.m. May 9, Tatyana Tupikova was walking north on the east side of state Highway 503 when police say she was struck and killed by a passing vehicle or an item extending from a passing vehicle.

Tupikova, a Battle Ground resident, had been walking home from Battle Ground Cinema where she had just watched the 6:30 p.m. showing of “The Avengers.”

Two days later, a passer-by found her body in the ditch about 50 feet from the northbound lanes, between Main Street and Eaton Boulevard.

Police are asking for information from anyone who may have seen Tupikova at the movie theater or walking away from the area.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Tips, which can be anonymous, can be submitted online at www.crimestopersoforegon.com, via text message to CRIMES (274637) with the subject line 823HELP followed by the tip, or by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).

Tips can also be made directly to the Battle Ground Police Department online at www.cityofbg.org/tips or by contacting Detective Joshua Phelps at 360-342-5242 or joshua.phelps@cityofbg.org.