A recent University of Arizona graduate is among those killed in the attack on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, a family friend said Tuesday.
Christiana Duarte, 22, was about to start a marketing job with the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, Danette Meyers said. Duarte graduated with a degree in the same field this year and had moved back to her hometown of Torrance, California.
“She’s such a value to this world, and this is just a tremendous loss. The things she could have accomplished,” Meyers said.
Meyers descried Duarte as having a beautiful singing voice and a bubbly personality. She was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority in college.
Duarte was the daughter of L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Michael Duarte and sister of Chicago White Sox minor league baseball player Mikey Duarte. She attended the music festival with her brother’s girlfriend Ariel Romero, who was also wounded.