Multiple news organizations are reporting that 29-year-old Krystle Campbell was among those killed during Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing.
Campbell, reports the AP, was at the marathon’s finish line with a friend. They were waiting for the that friend’s boyfriend to finish the race. They wanted a picture.
Campbell’s father, William Campbell, told the AP his daughter was a “very caring, very loving person, and was daddy’s little girl.”
The Boston Globe confirmed McGlynn’s death with her grandmother, Lillian Campbell of Somerville. WCVB cited her mother. NPR has not independently confirmed her death, As we’ve said in our breaking news post about the Boston bombings, we are focusing on news being reported by NPR, other news outlets with expertise and statements from authorities in position to know what’s going on. And if some of that information turns out to be wrong, we’ll update.
Reuters talked to Michael McGlynn, the mayor of Medford, Mass., where Campbell lived.
“Mr. Campbell said that she certainly was a dream daughter, the daughter that every father dreams to have and friends of hers said that she was eager about life,” McGlynn told Reuters. “She Had a great sense of humor and freckles and red hair that brought her right to her Irish roots. She was someone who worked hard at everything she did. Another friend said she may have been a little loud at times but it was a loudness you loved.”
Her mother Patty Campbell told WCVB that her daughter loved “pets and she loved people.” Some days, she worked 16-hours at a restaurant.
Her mother told the station they were still struggling to understand her death.
“This is just a waste,” said Patty.
Earlier today, we learned that 8-year-old Martin Richard was also killed in the blasts. The third victim has not been identified.