US Embassy employee in Kiev dies after she was found beaten up with head injuries near railway line


American employee at US Embassy in Kiev dies in hospital after she was found beaten unconscious with head injuries in a forest area near railway tracks

  • Ukrainian police said Wednesday an unidentified woman who worked at the embassy died after an assault in the Shevchenko district of the Ukrainian capital 
  • The badly-beaten victim was discovered by a passer-by on the street near a park 
  • She had suffered a head injury and was rushed to hospital where she died
  • Police found a work identity card for the US Embassy in the her belongings
  • Authorities said they are searching for a tall dark-haired male suspect aged 30 to 40 and dressed in dark shorts and a t-shirt 
  • The embassy told DailyMail.com the victim is an American employee 

An American employee at US Embassy in Kiev has died in hospital after she was found beaten unconscious with head injuries in a forest area near some railway tracks.

Ukrainian police confirmed Wednesday an unidentified woman who worked at the embassy died after an assault and that a search is under way for a male suspect. 

The badly-beaten victim was discovered by a passer-by in a park near the railway tracks on Tolbukhin street in the Shevchenko district of the Ukrainian capital.  

She had suffered a head injury in the attack and was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries, authorities said.    

A US Embassy employee in Kiev has died in hospital after she was found beaten unconscious with head injuries in a forest area near some railway tracks. Pictured the US Embassy

The badly-beaten victim was discovered by a passer-by in a park near the railway tracks on Tolbukhin street (pictured) in the Shevchenko district of the Ukrainian capital. Police said a search is under way for a male suspect

The badly-beaten victim was discovered by a passer-by in a park near the railway tracks on Tolbukhin street (pictured) in the Shevchenko district of the Ukrainian capital. Police said a search is under way for a male suspect 

Ukrainian police said a work identity card for the US Embassy was found in the victim’s belongings.   

‘The unconscious woman was admitted to a hospital where she subsequently died,’ Ukrainian police said on Facebook.

‘During the examination of the victim’s belongings, an identity card of an employee of the U.S. Embassy in her name was found.’  

The US Embassy in Ukraine's current chief of mission Kristina Kvien

The US Embassy in Ukraine’s current chief of mission Kristina Kvien

Police said they are looking for a tall dark-haired man aged 30 to 40 and dressed in dark shorts and a t-shirt in connection to the assault. 

The US Embassy in Kiev confirmed to DailyMail.com that the victim is an American employee.  

‘We are heartbroken to report the death of an American member of the U.S. Embassy Kyiv community,’ they said in a statement.

‘Officials from U.S. Embassy Kyiv are currently working with authorities to determine the circumstances of the death.’ 

The victim has not been identified but a US source told The Guardian she was the wife of a US foreign service officer, and worked in a non-diplomatic job in the embassy. 

Around 181 Americans and 560 Ukrainians are employed at the embassy, which is currently headed up by the current chief of mission Kristina Kvien. 

The US Department of State and the US Department of State’s Ukraine office did not immediately return DailyMail.com’s request for comment. 

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