Krystle Campbell identified as second victim killed in Boston Marathon bombings
Report: Campbell was waiting for friend at finish
Last Updated: 233 days ago
BOSTON - The second of three people killed in the twin bombings in Boston was a woman who was waiting with a friend near the finish line, according to several media reports.
Krystle Campbell, a 2001 graduate of Medford High School in Massachusetts, died in the attack, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn told CNN. Her Facebook page identifies her as having attended UMass Boston.
Yahoo News also identified Campbell and quoted her father, who said he was still in shock.
William Campbell said his 29-year-old daughter, who worked as a restaurant manager in nearby Arlington, was "very caring, very loving person, and was daddy's little girl."
He says the loss has devastated the family.
ABC News affiliate WCVB in Boston reported speaking to Campbell's mother, who said, "This is just a waste."
Yahoo reported Campbell was at the finish line with her best friend, Karen Rand, to cheer on Rand's boyfriend. The second woman was seriously wounded in the attack, that report said.
Cambell's parents were originally told by doctors that she had survived and that Rand was killed, but they realized it was not their daughter when they were allowed in to see the patient.
Rand had been carrying Campbell's ID, Yahoo News explained.
The other identified victim at the time of this posting is Martin Richard, an 8-year-old from Dorchester, Massachusetts. The boy was waiting with his mother and sister for his father to finish the race.
Richard's mother suffered brain injuries and his sister lost a leg, according to ABC News.
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