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This Is Lu Lingzi, The Third Victim In The Boston Marathon Bombings

Her death was confirmed this morning by her father and Chinese state media. Lu Lingzi was killed on Monday along with Martin Richard, 8, and Krystle Campbell, 29.

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

— Joykliu (@Joy Liu)

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

— chongpuz (@Chongpu)

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 #マラソン pls help: http://t.co/gQSFc6jEXi http://t.co/DPp03O147I

— yichai_xy (@NSp`)

Ms. Lingzi Lu, 23-old Chinese who’still msing after Boston marathon #マラソン pls help: http://t.co/gQSFc6jEXi http://t.co/DPp03O147I— 三千烦恼

#BostonMarathon help us find her! she is a graduate student in Boston University named Lingzi LU. We can't find her! contact:6178405242

— zengzheng (@zengzheng wang)

#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.”

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Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.
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