Lü Lingzi has been identified as the third person killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Lü Lingzi was a 23-year-old Chinese graduate student at Boston University (BU) Mathematics and Statistics, who came to the U.S. because it was her “dream to get a better education”.
The young woman has been identified by her father in China.
Lü Lingzi was attending the Boston marathon with her friend Zhou Danling, a student of actuarial science at BU, who was originally said to be in a coma at Boston Medical Center but showing signs of improvement after suffering serious injuries in the blast.
The other two fatalities in the bombing have been identified as 8-year-old Martin Richard, the son of a Dorchester community activist, and 29-year-old restaurant manager Krystle Campbell.
As the latest official tally suggested, 183 people were injured and three killed in Monday’s terror attacks at the Boston Marathon.
Hundreds of people gathered to hold candlelit vigils in tribute to the victims.
Vigils were held across the city as FBI investigators admitted their range of suspects remained “wide open”.