The family of Lingzi Lu, the Boston University graduate student killed in Monday's Marathon bombings, has issued a statement saying she loved Boston and its people.
Posted on the BU Today website, the family said they "are grieving and at a loss for words to describe the pain and sadness we are experiencing.''
"It has always been her dream to come to America to study. While she was here, she fell in love with Boston and its people. She loved her new friends and her professors at Boston University. She wanted to play a role in international business, specializing in applied mathematics. She has been studying very hard toward her goal. Sadly, it was not to be,'' the family statement said.
Lu, 23, was from the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang.
She enrolled at BU in fall 2012 after studying economics at the Beijing Institute of Technology.
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