Kristina Vlassenko, 10, went missing on Monday, May 30, 2011 in Arvada, CO. She was a child with Autism had wandered off from her home and was wearing a tracking device around her wrist but no signal could be found on where she was. Her body was found the next morning in a construction site close to her home. She was found in a water-filled hole only 400 yards from where she was last seen the day before. It is unknown why the tracking device on her wrist that could have saved her life never sent a signal dispite the device being waterproof. It’s possible that the depth and murkiness of the water could have been why it failed.
Kristina was a wonderful and happy child and she and her family are originally from Russia. She attended Fremont Elementary School in Arvada where she made many friends. Kristina was kind and easily forgiving. She enjoyed music, dance and her family & friends. Kristina had a great sense of humor and loved to tease and be teased. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.
“She was a kind person and a sweet girl. She was treasured by her family and everybody loved her,” her father, Serguei Vlassenko, told news reporters at the contruction site.
Kristina is survived by her parents Serguei and Liliya; sisters Diana and Angelina; brothers Dmitriy and Roman.
Mount Olivet Cemetery