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April 16th, 2013
05:54 PM ET

Congressman: Officials are following leads on Boston bombings

Congressman Bill Keating, D-Massachusetts, serves serves on the House Homeland Security Committee, and spoke to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano this afternoon. The congressman said officials have not been able to identify if the attack is from domestic or international terrorists.

"There's a treasure trove of evidence in videos and witness statements," said Keating, adding that videos are still flowing in, and they are all welcome.

But even with the trove of videos, there appear to be few specific leads.

"I'm sure they are following different potential leads right now," said Keating, who used to be a district attorney of Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
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April 16th, 2013
05:07 PM ET

Grandmother of 2nd bombing victim: 'She was a beautiful girl'

The grandmother of Krystle Campbell, the second victim of the Boston bombings, said, "She was a beautiful girl."

"She was very happy, outgoing, a hard worker, and she was great with me," said Lilian Campbell. "She loved her nana, as I loved her."

Lilian says she last saw her 29-year-old granddaughter last Thursday. The grandmother said there was confusion in the immediate aftermath of the attack, with Krystle's parents being sent to the wrong patient's bed at first. It was not until Tuesday afternoon, said Lilian, that the FBI told her son to go to Massachusetts General Hospital to identify Krystle, but would not let him in to see her, asking him to identify her by a picture.

Lilian said she wants the world to remember Krystle as someone who loved, and was loved.

"She was very close to all of her friends. They loved her, all of her friends did," said Lilian. Her family is grieving now, added Lilian.

"She was a special person in the family."

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Mom posts photo of boy killed in Boston bombings, goes viral

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April 16th, 2013
12:59 PM ET

Mom posts photo of boy killed in Boston bombings, goes viral

By Sherisse Pham

Mother Lucia Brawley did not know Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday. But she was touched by his death all the same. Brawley is friends with Rachel Moo, an elementary school teacher Brawley says taught Richard in second grade last year.

Early Tuesday morning, Brawley posted a photo of the young boy, holding a handmade sign that reads,"No more hurting people. Peace." Facebook users reacted to the heartbreaking photo instantly, sharing it more than 13,000 times in two hours.

"The only thing that I feel is a constructive way to emerge from this tragedy is just share that picture," said Brawley. "Because Martin’s words in that picture speak more eloquently than any words I can say."
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