Married Vanderbilt graduates missing after Brussels attacks

Justin and Stephanie Shults (Courtesy: Facebook)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A married couple, both graduates of Vanderbilt University, has reportedly been missing since Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on Brussels, Belgium.

Justin Shults, from Gatlinburg, and Stephanie Shults, from Lexington, Kentucky, both graduated from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management in 2009.

According to WTVQ in Lexington, Kentucky, they now live in Belgium and were seeing Stephanie’s mother off at the airport when a bomb exploded. Stephanie’s aunt told the news station her mother is okay, but the couple has not been heard from since.

Justin’s brother told WATE their family heard the couple is not on the casualty list, but that’s all they know at this point.

At least 34 people were killed and dozens injured in the attacks at the airport and a metro station. The Islamic State has since claimed responsibility.

The Belgian Red Cross has launched a website to register persons as missing or safe and well. Inquiries about U.S. citizens in Brussels should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747 (from the United States and Canada) or +1-202-501-4444 (from overseas). People can also visit to learn more.

Click here for further coverage on the attacks on Brussels.

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