American woman celebrating wedding anniversary killed by stray bullet in Mexico

Tatiana Mirutenko was killed by a stray bullet Saturday in Mexico City officials say

Tatiana Mirutenko was killed by a stray bullet Saturday in Mexico City officials say

Hoover and Mirutenko were celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary with three other couples and were trying to dine at as many Michelin-star restaurants as possible, reported CNN affiliate WLS in Chicago, where the woman's family lives.

The woman was apparently struck by a stray bullet, according to the Mexico City Attorney General's Office. In a statement, they wrote: "We can confirm that U.S. Citizen Tatiana Mirutenko was killed in Mexico City on July 7".

- Friends, family, and co-workers of a 27-year-old San Francisco woman shot and killed in Mexico City over the weekend are mourning her loss and remembering her as a lovely, smart, amusing and talented sister, daughter, and wife.

A Chicago-area family is coming to terms with the death of their daughter, killed by a stray bullet while vacationing in Mexico City.

Mirutenko is originally from Chicago but she recently moved to Los Angeles with her husband who is now back in the United States.

Wasyl Mirutenko says they were selecting flowers for a wedding a year ago, adding "today we were looking at flowers for the funeral".

"She always went out of her way to make me feel special", Roma said. "We extend our honest condolences to friends and family members of the deceased", the bureau said in a statement. "I'd give my life if she could just come back".


For the past 2½ years, her father said Tatiana lived in San Francisco and worked at Nektar Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company based there. "The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is providing all appropriate consular services to her family".

The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory in March warning travelers to Mexico City to exercise increased caution due to crime.

"It is with very heavy hearts that we received the devastating news about our Nektar team member and colleague Tatiana Mirutenko", Ruddock said in a statement.

They described her "incredible work ethic" and passion for her job as news of her death emerged on Monday.

The State Department is advising tourists to reconsider travel to Mexico State, where Mexico City is (shown in orange, center). "Many throughout Nektar, and outside the company, valued her positive energy, insight and sheer enthusiasm for life".

Tatiana Mirutenko loved volleyball, art and food, those who knew her say, and she pursued it all with a passion.

Recommended News

  • Father may lose all four limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in NJ

    Father may lose all four limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in NJ

    Vibrio is specifically contracted after consuming raw or undercooked seafood or exposing a wound to seawater, the CDC says. For Perez, the infection spread quickly - taking just hours for his limbs to swell and become discolored.
    Kevin Anderson beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals

    Kevin Anderson beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals

    On a related note, Roger Federer is slated to play his Wimbledon quarter-final against South-African Kevin Anderson on Wednesday. Federer was completely out of sorts by now and his uncharacteristic struggles on his forehand didn't improve in the fourth set.
    World Cup semi-final England v Croatia

    World Cup semi-final England v Croatia

    We're not sure what to make of it! The flak Sterling receives doesn't bother him as much anymore, in his own words, the youngster focussing on his duties instead.
  • Roger Federer suffers shock Wimbledon quarter-final loss to Kevin Anderson

    Roger Federer suffers shock Wimbledon quarter-final loss to Kevin Anderson

    The first hiccup surfaced at the start of the second set with Anderson breaking the Federer serve and ending that run of holds. I think that's not fair. "He claims that he didn't see what Nishikori has done, but apparently he always sees what I do".
    Kepler spacecraft, almost  out of fuel, suspends exoplanet search

    Kepler spacecraft, almost out of fuel, suspends exoplanet search

    This will be possible only after a few weeks, so the last remnants of fuel are saved for the last stage of operation of the probe. The move has been taken in order to prepare the spacecraft to download the data collected in its latest observation campaign.
    Scientists discover the oldest color in the world

    Scientists discover the oldest color in the world

    The first animals, which are either sponges or some sort of comb jelly , didn't appear until roughly 600 million years ago. While algae is microscopic, it is many thousands of times larger than cyanobacteria making for a much richer food source.
  • Russell Knox wins Irish Open at Ballyliffin

    Russell Knox wins Irish Open at Ballyliffin

    It also offers some redemption on Irish soil after the 33-year-old finished second to Rory McIlroy at this event in 2016. The New Zealander had that putt for the title but missed on the high side and the pair were left to go back up the last.
    Russia's Ignashevich and Samedov retire after quarterfinal exit at the World Cup

    Russia's Ignashevich and Samedov retire after quarterfinal exit at the World Cup

    That 11:45 AM PT starting Battle of the Bs game proved to be the most watched weekday afternoon offering ever for FS1. This was the first time since 1994 that a team tied a match after going behind in extra-time.
    [Breaking] Centre will not contest challenge to Section 377

    [Breaking] Centre will not contest challenge to Section 377

    It, however, said the court should specify that the right to choose a partner should not extend to perversions like incest. The constitution bench is due to hear two pleas filed by six prominent personalities challenging Section 377 .
  • Gaza blockade: Israel shuts goods crossings to pressure Hamas

    Gaza blockade: Israel shuts goods crossings to pressure Hamas

    Mahmud Abu Ataya, 25, who recently suffered a leg wound east of Gaza City, said: "I am leaving to be cared for overseas ". The crackdown includes the closing of Gaza's lone commercial crossing, at Kerem Shalom, for an indefinite period of time.
    Cardi B and Offset welcome first child together

    Cardi B and Offset welcome first child together

    Her name is Kulture Kiari Cephus, and Cardi broke the news by posting a pregnant glamour shot of herself on Instagram . The "Bodak Yellow" rapper told fans that getting married was a moment she and Offset wanted to keep for themselves.
    The English fans celebrated the victory over Sweden in the IKEA store

    The English fans celebrated the victory over Sweden in the IKEA store

    We are an emerging side, an evolving side: "a long way from flawless ", said England coach Gareth Southgate . Sports analysts differently assess the teams ' chances of reaching the final of the world championship.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.