Police have identified the second victim of the Boston Marathon bombings. Krystle M. Campbell, a 29-year-old woman from Medford, Massachusetts, was killed during the blast yesterday at the finish line of the marathon.
William A. Campbell, the woman’s father, told Yahoo News that he was shocked to learn about his daughter’s death.
Campbell 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.”
Krystle M. Campbell did not run in the race. According to her father, she was at the finish line to cheer on her boyfriend.
Campbell presumably worked for Hordon Health, a fitness organization located in Boston.
The company wrote on its Facebook page today:
“Hordon HEALTH lost a member of its extended family yesterday at the Boston Marathon. Her name was Krystle Campbell, and she died instantly yesterday at the bombings… Krystle was seldom caught not smiling, and not expressing her opinion. She was beautiful, she was loud, and everyone loved her for it. Along with the million dollar smile came head to toe freckles and gorgeous bright red hair, connecting her Irish roots and kid-like manor; it was easy to feel ten years younger around her, no matter who you were. She had tremendous passion and energy, and Krystle attacked life with vigor and excitement.”
“Krystle you will be missed not only by those who knew you, loved you, and cherished you the most, but you will be deeply missed by this world as a whole. Your character, your fortitude, your conviction is something that this world desperately needs and now will forever miss.”
Earlier today, the 8-year-old boy who was killed in the blast was identified as Martin Richard.