LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) 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.
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 this statement around 7:00p.m. on Saturday:
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.
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:
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Stephanie and Justin Shults in the horrifying terrorist attacks in Brussels. Elaine and I join all Kentuckians in sending our condolences to the couple’s families at this difficult time.”