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Arlington Woman Krystle Campbell, 29, Identified as Second Boston Bombing Fatality

Krystle CampbellThe second of three people killed in Monday’s terrorist attack on the iconic Boston Marathon has been identified by authorities.

Krystle Campbell, 29, of Arlington, Massachusetts died in the bombings that rocked the finish line area of the race around 2:50 p.m. on Monday.

WPTV reports that Campbell, a 2001 graduate of Medford High School, had recently moved to the area and was living with her ill grandmother, Lillian Campbell, to help care for her. She managed a restaurant in Arlington.

William Campbell, the slain woman’s father, told WPTV that his daughter was a “very caring, very loving person, and was daddy’s little girl.” He said his family was devastated by their loss.

“She was the best person you’d ever meet,” Campbell, 56, told the New York Daily News. “She helped everybody.”

Sadly, doctors had initially confused Krystle with a friend who survived the bombing, informing William that his daughter was alive.

“We had the doctors come out and tell us everything they did (on the survivor), and it wasn’t our daughter,” Campbell told the Daily News.

In addition to Campbell, two other people were killed in the attack. One of them, 8-year-old Martin Richard of the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, has been identified. He was watching his father compete in the race when the bombs detonated. His sister lost a leg in the attack; his mother underwent surgery after suffering a serious brain injury.

The third dead victim has not yet been identified.

More than 140 people were also wounded in the attack, many of them suffering lower body injuries as a result of bombs packed with shrapnel designed to inflict maximum bodily harm.

There are still no suspects in the bombing. President Barack Obama has vowed that “any responsible individuals will feel the full weight of justice.”

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