The lady was discovered unconscious with a head damage close to the railway tracks in a park not removed from the embassy on Wednesday, in response to a police assertion. She died in a hospital later within the day. A U.S. Embassy ID was present in her belongings.
The Embassy confirmed the lady was a US citizen in an announcement and mentioned they had been ‘heartbroken’ to report her loss of life. Embassy officers had been ‘working with authorities to find out the circumstances of the loss of life.’
Police mentioned the lady might have been assaulted, and that they had been on the lookout for a 30-to-40-year-old man sporting black shorts, dark-blue sneakers and a T-shirt.
Artyom Shevchenko, the spokesman for Ukraine’s Inside Ministry, mentioned on Fb that police had been investigating the loss of life as a homicide however on the similar time had not dominated out an accident.
The lady was sporting sports activities garments and headphones, he mentioned.
“The loss of life of such reckless pedestrians because of accidents (brought on by a) practice isn’t unusual on the railways,” Shevchenko wrote.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenakiy’s workplace issued an announcement providing condolences to the household and mates of the lady, who, in response to the assertion, had a husband and 4 youngsters.
“We emphasize the need of a immediate and complete investigation. If this tragedy occurred due to (somebody’s) malicious intent, these at fault should be punished in accordance with the legislation,” the assertion mentioned.