Former Kentucky couple last seen at Brussels Airport confirmed dead

SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE:  A missing Kentucky native has been identified as a victim killed in the terrorist attack at the Brussels international airport, according to a statement from her employer.
    
Stephanie Shults and her husband Justin Shults, had not been seen since Tuesday.
    
Her employer Mars, Incorporated, said in a Facebook post Saturday evening that her family confirmed she and her husband died in the attack on the Brussels airport. Justin Shults employer, CLARCOR, confirmed earlier Saturday that he died in the attack.
    
A Lexington, Kentucky, native, Shults and her husband, originally from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, graduated together from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
    
The couple were dropping Stephanie’s mother off at the airport and were watching her walk through security when the bombs went off, a family member said.

Senator McConnell released this statement about the Shults’ death: "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."

ORIGINAL STORY:  A missing Tennessee native has been identified as a victim killed in the terrorist attack at the Brussels international airport, according to a statement from his employer.
    
Justin Shults, 30, and his wife Stephanie Shults, had not been seen since Tuesday. She remains missing.
    
Shults’ employer, CLARCOR, said in a post on its website Saturday that he died in the bombing.
    
Shults, originally from Gatlinburg, and his wife, a Lexington, Kentucky, native, graduated together from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
    
The couple were dropping Stephanie’s mother off at the airport and were watching her walk through security when the bombs went off, a family member said.
    
Shults’ brother, Levi Sutton, wrote on social media Saturday his brother "traveled the world, leaving each destination better than when he arrived."

Justin Shults’ employer, CLARCOR, confirmed Shults death.

Their statement reads:

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.

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