Tenn. couple confirmed dead in Brussels attack

Posted at 3:49 PM, Mar 26, 2016

Justin and Stephanie Shults, natives of Nashville, Tenn. have been confirmed dead following this week’s terrorist attack in Brussels.

Justin Shults’ brother confirmed Justin's death through social media Saturday.



Justin’s employer, Clarcor, also released the following statement:

“We have learned today that Justin Shults died in the bombing at Brussels Airport.

We grieve with his family and continue to offer our support as they mourn this unimaginable loss. Justin has been an integral member of our global finance team since May of 2012 and he has lived with his wife, Stephanie, in Brussels since 2014. He will be remembered by his CLARCOR community as an intelligent, kind and loyal friend and employee. Justin will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

We do not have news yet about Justin’s wife, Stephanie, and ask that you keep her and her family in your prayers.”

Stephanie's employer, Mars, Incorporated, released the following statement about her death:

"Today we learned from Stephanie’s family that she and her husband, Justin, were among those killed in the attack on the Brussels airport. We are mourning the loss of our colleague and friend. Our hearts and thoughts are with their families, and with all those who are suffering during this terrible time."

Justin and Stephanie Shults had been reported missing after Tuesday’s attack at the Brussels airport in Zaventem. 

They were dropping off Stephanie's mother, Carolyn Moore, at the airport at the time of the explosions.

"I was waiting in line to check in, and she was sitting in the seats with her husband waiting for me to finish... I have no idea where she is," said Moore.

On Wednesday, the family received incorrect information regarding the couple’s whereabouts. They were told the two had been located on an injured list, when in fact, they were still missing.

Their families had traveled to Belgium in hopes of finding them. 

The Shults met while attending Vanderbilt University. They lived in Nashville before moving to Brussels for work.

Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski, of New York, were previously listed among the Americans missing, but their families have since confirmed that they were killed.