Third Victim Of Boston Marathon Bombing Identified


Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 2:00 pm
By: News 9


Lu Lingzi, a 23-year-old graduate student in statistics at Boston University, is one of the three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, CBS News has confirmed.

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Lu, who hailed from industrial Shenyang in northeastern China, was with two friends watching the race at the finish line, according to the university. Another BU student from China, Zhou Danling, was seriously injured in the attacks but is recovering at Boston Medical Center.

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Boston University has not yet released Lu's name, though it was revealed overnight in a state-run Chinese newspaper and has been independently confirmed by CBS News.

The New York Times reported that China is in mourning over Lu's death, with her account on the Twitter-like site Weibo attracting thousands of condolence messages. Lu, who had aspired to a career in finance, had embraced Christianity while in the United States. Her last message on Weibo, posted Monday morning, showed a fruit salad accompanied by the words, "My wonder breakfast!"

In an email to CBSNews.com, a fellow Chinese graduate student at Boston University who posted a photo of Lu on Facebook Tuesday described her as "such a good girl."

Lu is the third fatality to be identified from the bombings. Eight-year-old Martin Richard and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell were also killed in the attacks. As of Tuesday, 27 people remained in Boston-area hospitals in critical condition.