Justin and Stephanie Shults, an American couple living in Belgium who had been missing since Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels, have died, family members confirmed on social media.



The couple were killed when a bomb exploded while they were saying goodbye to Stephanie Shults’ mother, Carolyn Moore, who was about to board a flight back to the United States, NBC News reported. Moore was not injured.

Justin, 30, and Stephanie, 29, both alumni of Vanderbilt University’s business school, moved to Brussels in 2014, and worked as accountants. Justin also attended the Nashville, Tennessee, university for his undergraduate education. The school released a statement mourning the pair and saying their global outlook represented “the very best of Vanderbilt.” 

Ashul5 A photo that Stephanie Moore Shults posted to her Facebook page shows her with her husband Justin Shults in Belgium. The photo was posted May 2, 2015. The couple died in the Brussels terror attacks. Photo: Stephanie Moore Shults via Reuters

The suicide bombings at the check-in area at Zaventem airport, and on a subway car traveling near Maelbeek metro station, killed 31 people and injured at least 270. The other victims included Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, a Dutch brother and sister living in New York City, and a former Belgian ambassador to the U.S. and United Nations, who were also killed at the airport.