Couple with mid-state ties listed among Brussels terror attack victims
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A young couple with mid-state ties are now listed among the dead following last week’s terror attacks in Belgium.
Stephanie and Justin Shults were confirmed dead over the weekend, ending their families' agonizing search for the young couple.
Justin Shults was originally from Gatlinburg, while Stephanie was from Lexington. The couple met at and were graduates from Vanderbilt University.
The families of both rushed to Europe to try to aide in the search. It grew particularly torturous when Justin Shults' family heard from a federal official that they had been found alive. After a brief celebration, they learned the information was false.
The Shults were dropping Stephanie's mother off at the airport. A family member says they waved goodbye to her just moments before the bombs went off. Her mother, Carolyn Moore, was knocked to the ground by the explosion. She searched but could not find them in the chaos.