PAIR BELIEVED DEAD VERY MUCH ALIVE MIXUP PUTS COUPLE ON CRASH VICTIM LIST
Like everyone else on the unofficial list of victims from last week’s terrorist attacks, the Larsons of Los Angeles symbolized lives cut heartbreakingly short.
Jude, 31, was a medical student. Natalie, 24, was a fashion model, and four months pregnant. Both had wrapped up a visit with Natalie’s family near Boston and were headed home on American Airlines Flight 11 when it plowed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
None of it – except the crash – is true.
How the couple’s purported death got transmitted around the world – complete with pictures and commentary from a grieving father – amounts to a sad, perplexing footnote in one of history’s greatest tragedies.