Irina Yarmolenko

Charlotte, North Carolina


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Irina "Ira" Yarmolenko had a sunny spirit, a quick smile and friends everywhere she went.

She wasn't supposed to die at age 20, friends and family said.

The UNC Charlotte sophomore was found Monday next to her car on the banks of the Catawba River in Mount Holly. On...

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I heard Irina's story on a true crime show and it moved me to tears.
How can there be such evil in the world that can take away such a radiant light.
To her family and friends my deepest condolences, and to Irina herself- "May your soul shine bright forever in heaven"

They should have named the coffee shop in her honor.

Rest in Peace.

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A beautiful light in this world that left too soon !!! I hope to meet this wonderful person in heaven !!! She sounded like a lovely, graceful and kind princess ... May she never be forgotten and may i get to know her and see that radiant unforgettable smile of hers !!! God bless her and her family !!!

Rest in peace sweetheart. How sad.

It's a shame that such a beautiful person was taken from us too soon. I hope the memories of her will inspire others to live a life of loving and giving. Her shining light will be waiting for us when our time comes.

Thank you for being a great person and leaving UNC Charlotte a better place for all of us today.

God bless you and your family.

I saw the Dateline episode. What a beautiful, young and happy woman she was. She makes me want to be a better person through and through, my condolences to you all.