June 7th, 2013
07:40 AM ET

Lawsuits, investigations begin in Philly

Her family says she was brilliant, caring and had the ability to find beauty in everything.

Anne Bryan was in her first year as a full-time student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

She was among the six people killed Wednesday when a building collapse spilled rubble into a thrift store.

Roseline Conteh, Borbor Davis, Kimberly Finnegan, Juanita Harmin and Mary Simpson also died, according to Mayor Michael Nutter.

"Anne lived her life with an open heart," her family said in a statement. "She gave herself to her family, friends and anyone in need of help. Her generosity was limitless."

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. rupert

    Very unfortunate. Which supports the saying:
    You just never know when your number comes up.

    June 7, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Tragic loss of life and unnecessary.

    June 7, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    A long winding legal plod ahead.
    Do you folks wonder like ah do, what happened to the criminal investigation in Texas explosion or is that a topic to be avoided.

    June 7, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. rupert

    I hear you saywhat. I hear you

    June 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rupert

    @cnn, you just keep on deleting & I'll keep on posting. Ok?

    June 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rupert

    Guess public lost interest on that Texss story. And why report on that when the news media has Mr. Obama to push around.

    June 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    I will be back later to post again after my deletions.

    June 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bambi

    Rupert, you're a guest on these blogs. Please try to be more of a gentleman like saywhat.
    And I'm sorry, but your blogs won't last too long with such a combative nature.

    June 7, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Zandie

    Lawyers already? So fast. Is there not a time to grief?

    June 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Philly lawyes. Thats what they are known for.

      June 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Zandie

    I am so glad you like my name so much you have to steal it. Grow up.

    June 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    @zandie 2:37 pm. You dirt bag. Dont bother the real zandie. Grow up !

    @zandie. 3:10. Hi. Dont feel bad. Happens to everybody. I usually ignore these pesky trolls
    Btw. I have read your posts. Nice.

    June 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zandie

      Hi, Rupert. Does this happen often?

      June 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rupert

    No Zandie. Not often. It is annoying when it does happen. What does happen often is getting deleted or blocked. Grrrrrr

    June 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ Zandie, rupert is being too kind to the trolls/hijackers, because yes, it does indeed happen very often!

    June 7, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Much work in the USA today is done by incompetent workers as a result of inadequate education_and a posture of enti-
    tlement. I am no longer surprised by major accidents of this kind.

    June 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    No thread for the NSA leaks/leaker? Politics. If one supported any party other than Obama's, one might try to convince Americans that Democrats were conspiring against them. Moi, I'd rather ride airplames safely and ignore the NSA's listening to my telephone flirtations.

    June 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |