American Couple Confirmed Dead in Brussels Terror Attacks

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Mar 26, 2016 3:25 PM
American Couple Confirmed Dead in Brussels Terror Attacks

Update: 

Stephanie, Justin's wife, has also been confirmed dead. The two were waving goodbye to Stephanie's mother who had been visiting the two when the bombs detonated at the airport. 

Both were accountants and had moved to Brussels in 2014. Justin worked for Clarcor, a filtration company, and Stephanie worked for Mars, Inc. Both companies released statements expressing their condolences. 

Justin's brother also took to Twitter to say a few words about his sister in law. 

Original Post: 

A Tennessee family has confirmed that their 30-year-old son Justin Shults died in the airport bombing in Brussels earlier this week.

“We have been notified by officials today that Sheila's son, Justin Shults, died as a result of the bombings at the airport in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22,” Sheila Shell and her husband Jon Shell said.

Shults was dropping off his mother-in-law at the airport with his wife, Stephanie, when the terrorist attacks took place. Stephanie, 29, is still missing.

“Please keep the family of Justin's wife, Stephanie, in your prayers as they await news,” the Shells said.

“We deeply appreciate all the prayers and outpouring of concern for our family during this extraordinarily difficult time,” they added. “We would also ask everyone to kindly allow us privacy as we mourn.”

After receiving the news, Shults' brother took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to share his brother's last words with him. May he rest in peace.