Victim: Amy Elizabeth Shapiro
Amy Elizabeth Shapiro, born October 28, 1967, was an S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications student at Syracuse University. Majoring in photojournalism, Amy had planned to turn her two favorite pastimes - writing and photography - into a career in magazines. She lived with her family in Stamford, Connecticut. Amy was survived by her mother Madeline, her father Richard, and her younger brother James.
A graduate of Stamford High School in Connecticut, Amy was on the track and tennis teams as well as on the staff of Vertigo, the literary magazine. At Syracuse she was on the photography staff of the campus newspaper, the Daily Orange. Amy's many accomplishments included awards in photography, three published pieces of her own prose and poetry, and musical talents that were manifest through her singing, flute, and piano playing.
Her mother described Amy as "like the sun, with all those who knew her moving towards her as though we were heliotropes — seeking the comfort of her warmth, light, and understanding."
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