3rd Victim: 'Senseless Loss of Young Scientist'

Boston University identifies her as Lingzi Lu of China

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 17, 2013 6:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – Boston University has identified the third fatality in the marathon bombings as grad student Lingzi Lu of China, reports the Washington Post. Lu was pursuing her advanced degree in math and statistics after graduating from the Beijing Institute of Technology. "She was well on her way," says the chairman of the BU department. "It's a senseless loss of a young scientist."

A friend recalls her as "sweet and nice," and the New York Times notes that she had posted a photo on her Weibo account, a Twitter-like service popular in China, the morning of her death. It was a photo of Chinese fried bread with the caption, "My wonderful breakfast." The two others killed were 29-year-old Krystle Campbell and 8-year-old Martin Richard.

This undated photo provided by Meixu Lu shows Lingzi Lu in Boston.   (AP Photo/Meixu Lu)
This combination of undated file photos provided to the Associated Press shows, from left, Martin Richard, 8, Krystle Campbell, 29, and Lingzi Lu, a Boston University graduate student.   (AP Photo/File)
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