A Boston University graduate student was one of the three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the school said Tuesday.The Shenyang Evening News, a state-run Chinese newspaper, identified her Wednesday as Lu Lingzi.
Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings, a Hong Kong-based broadcaster with ties to the Chinese government, said she was from the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang and a graduate student in statistics.In a statement late Tuesday afternoon, the school said it was not releasing the name or any other information about the student. The Chinese Foreign Ministry and Consulate General in New York did not identify the victim at the request of the family.
Neighbors and friends remembered 8-year-old bombing victim Martin Richard as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb and play sports like soccer, basketball and baseball.
The boy's father, Bill Richard, released a statement thanking family, friends and strangers for their support following his son's death Monday. Richard's wife, Denise, and the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Jane, also suffered significant injuries in the blasts.The family was watching Monday's race and had gone to get ice cream before returning to the area near the finish line before the blasts.
Denise Richard works as a librarian at the Neighborhood House Charter School, where Martin was a third-grader and Jane attends first grade. Counselors were being made available to staff and students.
"I just can't get a handle on it," family friend Jack Cunningham said of the boy's death. "In an instant, life changes."
KRYSTLE CAMPBELL: CHEERING ON FRIENDS
Krystle Campbell was a 29-year-old restaurant manager from Medford. Her father, 56-year-old William Campbell, described her as "just a very caring, very loving person, and was daddy's little girl."