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Employers say Lexington native and her husband are among dead in Belgium

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Published: Mar. 26, 2016 at 4:13 PM EDT
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A Lexington native and her husband, who has been missing since Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium, have been found dead.

On Saturday, Justin's brother tweeted about Justin's death. Justin Schults' employer, Clarcor, also posted a statement on their website, confirming they had received information that he died.

Stephanie's employer, Mars, Incorporated, released this statement around 7:00p.m. on Saturday:

Shults, 30, was with his 29-year-old wife Stephanie saying goodbye to his mother-in-law at the Brussels airport when the explosions went off. More than 34 people died and scores of others were wounded in back-to-back bombings of the Brussels airport and subway.

Family members have been searching for information about the couple since the blasts, and have said the wait for answers has become more frustrating.

Stephanie's and Justin's parents are in Brussels, joining other families whose loved ones are missing. Stephanie is originally from Lexington.

Betty Newsom, Stephanie's aunt, says her sister Carolyn Moore is tired and frustrated. They say they are getting little help from the Belgian government, but they hope that will soon change.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement Saturday regarding the deaths of Stephanie and Justin Shults:

Today, we are heartbroken to learn that Stephanie and Justin Shults are among the many lives cut short as a result of...

Posted by Congressman Andy Barr on Saturday, 26 March 2016