Lucero Alcaraz had just turned 19 before she died.
Her family describes her as smart: She had reportedly received a full scholarship to Umpqua Community College to study pediatric nursing.
Family members also said she was kind – that she'd take the time to play with younger members of her family, even when she was busy with schoolwork.
Alcaraz's father described her as the responsible one in the family — someone who could help take care of her younger family members and still manage to do well in school.
In almost every interview, her family also describes the Alcaraz as beautiful.
Shortly after her death was confirmed, Alcaraz's cousin, Elexis Sanchez wrote, "Lucero I miss you – you can paint the sky with your beauty."
CORRECTION: The article and headline have been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Lucero Alcaraz's name.