(UPDATED) Krystle Campbell: Second victim identified in Boston Marathon blast

Krystle Campbell Credit: Facebook
Krystle Campbell, 29, was from Medford, Mass.
Credit: Facebook

Medford woman Krystle Campbell, 29, was identified as the second victim of the Boston Marathon explosions.

Initially told she had survived but her daughter had been misidentified as her friend.

Campbell’s mother, Patty, tearfully remembered her daughter on the porch of their Park Street home this evening.

“We are heartbroken at the death of our daugther,” she said. “She was a wonderful person. Everyone that knew her loved her. She had a heart of gold. She was always smiling.”

Following Monday’s blasts, Patty Campbell reportedly received news that Krystle had been injured but was OK. She was later notified that Krystle’s identity had been mixed up with her friend’s.

“I can’t believe this is happening,” she told reporters. “She was such a hard worker in everything that she did, it just doesn’t make any sense”

Yahoo! News spoke with her father, who said: “My daughter was the most lovable girl. She helped everybody and I’m just so shocked right now. We’re just devastated. She was a wonderful, wonderful girl. Always willing to lend a hand.”

Campbell was a 2001 Medford High School graduate. 

She was the second victim to be identified after Monday’s attack that claimed three lives and injured more than 170 people.

Eight-year-old Martin Richard, of Dorchester, was also killed. His mother and sister were also badly injured in the attack. Martin and his family were waiting by the finish line for his father to finish running the marathon race.

“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries,” said Martin’s father Bill Richard in a statement issued through a spokesman. “We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.”

The third victim has yet to be identified, pending notification of next of kin.


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