1. This is Lu Lingzi, a Chinese graduate student in her early twenties who has just been confirmed as the third person to die in the Boston bombing.
2. Lu was from the city of Shenyang and attended Boston University. She referred to herself as “Dorothy Lu” on her Facebook page.
3. Lu attended the Boston Marathon on Monday with two friends and was at the finish line when the bombs were detonated. One of her friends, Zhou Danling, was badly injured and temporarily in a coma. Lu did not survive.
4. In the confusion of the aftermath of the bombing, Lu was reported missing. Social media was flooded with pleas of help from her friends and classmates.
My friend Lingzi Lu still missing after #BostonMarathon @BostonGlobe @ABC @cnnbrk @CNN @FT @WSJ @nytimes http://t.co/jaLMGf0KGh— Darson Li
One of my #BU classmates who was in the area of the #BostonMarathon explosions is currently missing. PLEASE sent info http://t.co/KOI1FyGaNo— Alexandros
http://t.co/YZsmYd0cuB Please retweet. This girl from BU is missing. @BostonGlobe @BUNewsService @comugrad— Joy Liu
BU Student Lingzi Lu Still Missing after Watching 2013 Boston Marathon, please spread the information http://t.co/mB23GTgEI8 via @sharethis— Chongpu
Ms. Lingzi Lu, 23-old Chinese who’still msing after Boston marathon #ãƒžãƒ©ã‚½ãƒ³ pls help: http://t.co/gQSFc6jEXi http://t.co/DPp03O147I— ä¸‰åƒçƒ¦æ¼
#BostonMarathon help us find her! she is a graduate student in Boston University named Lingzi LU. We can’t find her! contact:6178405242— zengzheng wang
10. In an interveiw with the Shenyang Evening News, a former high school teacher described Lu as “particularly smart and simple.”
11. A former neighbor from Shenyang, on Chinese social media site Sina Weibo, expressed sorrow on behalf of her hometown:
“I saw her grow up, and a few scenes from the past are flashing through my mind. Now, she’s becoming a girl, a bit Westernized, but a loud bang has changed everything,” (said Zhang Xinbo). “I think of her loved ones, and I don’t know how they are coping with this painful news, while still searching for any thread of hope.”