Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, Massachusetts, was killed in the bombings. Krystle was at the race with her friend to cheer on a male friend who was running in the marathon. Initially her parents thought it was her friend who was injured, but later learned Krystle was the victim.
Krystle's parents, Patricia and William Campbell, Jr., are shocked by this loss, and say that she was a beautiful young woman who loved people and pets and was a good friend to everyone.
Her parents made a brief statement outside their home.
Patricia said, "We are heartbroken at the death of our daughter Krystal Marie. She was a wonderful person. Everybody loved her. She had a heart of gold and was always smiling. She worked hard in everything she did. You couldn't ask for a better daughter. This doesn't make any sense."
William Campbell says his daughter, who worked at a restaurant in nearby Arlington, was "very caring, very loving person, and was daddy's little girl." He says the loss has devastated the family.
He says the friend was seriously injured in the explosion.
An 8-year-old, Martin Richard of Boston, also died. He was at the finish line watching the race with his family.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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