Published April 16, 2013
A 29-year-old restaurant manager has been identified as one of three people killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
Her father says Krystle Campbell, of Medford, Mass., had gone with her best friend to take a picture of the friend's boyfriend crossing the finish line on Monday afternoon.
William Campbell says his daughter, who worked at Jimmy's Steakhouse in nearby Arlington, was "very caring, very loving person, and was daddy's little girl." He says the loss has devastated the family.
"Mr. Campbell said that she certainly was a dream daughter, the daughter that every dream to have and friends of hers said that she was eager about life," Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn said.
Campbell's friend was seriously injured in the explosion.
Campbell's family told the New York Post that they were initially informed that she had survived the blast. It wasn't until family members arrived at the hospital that they realized the friend who survived the blast had been mistakenly identified as her.
"They’re just viewing the body now. And we're just devastated,” Liese Reilly, a relative told The Post. “I can’t even begin to understand what just happened.”
An 8-year-old, Martin Richard of Boston, also died. He was at the finish line watching the race with his family.
The Chinese Consulate in New York says a Chinese national is the third person killed in the blasts.
An official at the consulate's press section, who was not authorized to give his name, said that one Chinese student was injured and another died in the blast.
The official said a work group from the consulate was in Boston to investigate the situation and assist relatives of the victims.
The official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that relatives have requested that the deceased not be identified.
The twin blasts killed at least three people and injured 176 -- including 17 in critical condition, authorities said today.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.