As pandemonium broke loose after the bombing, Lu was nowhere to be found. Her sudden disappearance alarmed her friends and classmates who flood social media with pleas of help.
Lu with two friends attended the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15. They were at the finish line when the bombs explode. Badly injured and in a coma is Zhou Danling, one of her friends. However, Lu was unfortunate; she didn’t survive.
She called herself “Dorothy Lu” on her Facebook account. She hails from the city of Shenyang, China and was a Chinese graduate student in her early twenties at Boston University.
She was officially confirmed by her father and Chinese state media as the third person to die in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi, was the embodiment of her parents’ highest hopes, a daughter born under China’s one-child policy.
The ambitious 23-year-old was studying mathematics and statistics, and was at the marathon with friends to cheer on runners near the finish line when she was killed, according to Boston University. On her Weibo account, the Chinese version of Twitter, she extolled the virtues of American life — blueberry waffles, Godiva dark chocolate, and ice cream.
Lu Lingzi was blasted to death Monday along with Martin Richard, 8, and Krystie Campbell, 29.
The FBI has released video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 170. Investigators are calling on the public to help them track down the men.