Couple with ties to Tampa Bay dies in Brussels attacks

- A missing American couple with ties to Tampa Bay have been identified as victims of the attack at the Brussels airport, according to their employers.
 
Justin Shults, 30, and his wife Stephanie Shults, had not been seen since Tuesday.

Her employer Mars, Inc., said in a Facebook post Saturday evening that her family had confirmed that she and her husband died in the bombings at the Brussels airport. Justin Shults' employer, Clarcor, had confirmed earlier Saturday that he died in the attack.
 
Shults, originally from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and his wife, a Lexington, Kentucky, native, graduated together from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management. A family member says they were dropping Stephanie's mother off at the airport and were watching her walk through security when the bombs went off.
 
Shults' brother, Levi Sutton, wrote on social media Saturday that his brother "traveled the world, leaving each destination better than when he arrived."

Justin Shults' mother lives in Odessa.  She left for Brussels on Thursday in search of finding her son and daughter-in-law.
 
 

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