Krystle Campbell, 29, has been identified as one of the three people killed in a terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.
Her parents—thanks to a hospital mix-up—believed Campbell was alive hours after the blast, according to Boston news network WCVB, only to learn that the woman who survived was a friend of Campbell’s, and that their daughter was dead.
“She was a wonderful person and everyone who knew her loved her,” Campbell’s mother, Patty, said, the Telegraph reported. “She was always smiling and was such a hard-worker in everything she did. This just doesn’t make any sense.”
Her father, speaking to Yahoo News, said he was devastated and shocked at her death. Her grandmother also confirmed her death to the Boston Globe.
“My daughter was the most lovable girl. She helped everybody, and I’m just so shocked right now. We’re just devastated,” said William Campbell Jr.
Campbell was standing with a friend near the finish line when two bombs went off, injuring more than 170 people and killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy. The third victim has not yet been identified.
The Boston Globe said Campbell watched the marathon every year.
“She was a wonderful, wonderful girl,” William Campbell said.