Lexington native, husband among those missing in Brussels

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- A couple from Lexington, Kentucky are among those missing after Tuesday morning's attack at Brussels airport and subway

Betty Newsom says her sister, Carolyn Moore, was in Brussels to visit her daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Justin Shults, who work for CLARCOR Inc. in the Brussels area.

Newsom said Moore had just spent a week with her daughter and was at the airport to catch her flight home at Brussels airport when the attacks occurred. She says Moore was knocked off of her feet when the attacks occurred, but did not suffer any serious injuries.

Newsom says her sister had not been able to reach Stephanie and Justin Shults since the explosion.

Stephanie is a graduate of Bryan Station High School and Transylvania University, according to her aunt. She says Stephanie had received her master's degree at Vanderbilt and had recently moved to Brussels for work.

Newsom says Stephanie works for Mars, Inc. in Brussels. The couple moved there in June of 2014.

WKYT contacted the office of Congressman Andy Barr who issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

"We are aware of this situation and our office has contacted the State Department in an effort to account for the couple and reconnect them with their family. We have no other information at this time, but we are committed to doing everything possible to help them find their loved ones."

A Nashville TV station is reporting that Justin's brother has said that the State Department has told their family that Justin and Stephanie are not on the list of known casualties.

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