Justin and Stephanie Shults

American’s Justin Shults and his wife Stephanie have been missing since the terror attacks in Brussels.

Saturday their families got the devastating news both of them had died during the attacks.

“We found out today that cowards took my brother’s life just weeks after his 30th birthday,” said Levi Sutton, Shults’ brother.

“He was smart, kind and generous. I never met a single person that didn’t like him,” he said.

“Knowing that I’ll never be able to see him again hurts but it’s worse that my future children will never get to know their uncle Justin as he would’ve been a tremendous role model.”

Justin was in Brussels working as an accountant for CLARCOR.

The company released a statement Saturday:

Justin Shults / Brussels Update

We have learned today that Justin Shults died in the bombing at Brussels Airport.

An American husband and wife remained missing more than 24 hours after deadly blasts rocked Brussels, family members told NBC News.  <a title=

Justin and Stephanie Shults had just dropped off her mother at the Belgian capital's airport when two blasts killed at least 11 people in the check-in lounge. Image: Justin and Stephanie Shults are seen in this undated family photo Justin and Stephanie Shults Family Photo "Her mom is fine but no one has been able to contact Justin or Stephanie," Justin Shults' brother, Levi Sutton, told NBC News late Tuesday. He added that the State Department told him Tuesday afternoon that the pair were not on any casualty list and both their phones were going straight to voicemail. Justin, 30, is originally from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, while 29-year-old Stephanie is from Lexington, Kentucky, but moved to the Belgian capital in 2014, Sutton said. The couple had parked their car and waved goodbye to Stephanie Shults' mother, Carolyn Moore, who was heading toward security when the blast happened, according to Moore's sister, Betty Newsom. "She doesn't know ... if Justin and Stephanie watched her as she headed towards security or if they turned to leave the terminal. She doesn't know," Newsom told NBC affiliate WLEX. "We don't know for sure if [they] had been able to get out of the airport or if they were still in the airport."" width="620" height="465" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.dbtechno.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Justin-and-Stephanie-Shults-1.jpg?w=620 620w, https://i1.wp.com/www.dbtechno.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Justin-and-Stephanie-Shults-1.jpg?resize=300%2C225 300w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" /> An American husband and wife remained missing more than 24 hours after deadly blasts rocked Brussels, family members told NBC News. Justin and Stephanie Shults had just dropped off her mother at the Belgian capital’s airport when two blasts killed at least 11 people in the check-in lounge. Image: Justin and Stephanie Shults are seen in this undated family photo Justin and Stephanie Shults Family Photo “Her mom is fine but no one has been able to contact Justin or Stephanie,” Justin Shults’ brother, Levi Sutton, told NBC News late Tuesday. He added that the State Department told him Tuesday afternoon that the pair were not on any casualty list and both their phones were going straight to voicemail. Justin, 30, is originally from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, while 29-year-old Stephanie is from Lexington, Kentucky, but moved to the Belgian capital in 2014, Sutton said. The couple had parked their car and waved goodbye to Stephanie Shults’ mother, Carolyn Moore, who was heading toward security when the blast happened, according to Moore’s sister, Betty Newsom. “She doesn’t know … if Justin and Stephanie watched her as she headed towards security or if they turned to leave the terminal. She doesn’t know,” Newsom told NBC affiliate WLEX. “We don’t know for sure if [they] had been able to get out of the airport or if they were still in the airport.”

“We grieve with his family and continue to offer our support as they mourn this unimaginable loss. Justin has been an integral member of our global finance team since May of 2012 and he has lived with his wife, Stephanie, in Brussels since 2014. He will be remembered by his CLARCOR community as an intelligent, kind and loyal friend and employee. Justin will be greatly missed by those who knew him.”

A few hours later Mars, the company Stephanie worked for released this statement:

“Today we learned from Stephanie’s family that she and her husband, Justin, were among those killed in the attack on the Brussels airport. We are mourning the loss of our colleague and friend. Our hearts and thoughts are with their families, and with all those who are suffering during this terrible time.”

Also among the dead are a pair of siblings who lived in New York, Dutch nationals Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski. Of the 28 killed, 11 victims were foreign citizens from eight different countries, prosecutor’s office spokesperson Ine van Wymersch said.

Modal Trigger Among Americans killed in Brussels are 2 siblings from NYC Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski Photo: Facebook

Modal Trigger Among Americans killed in Brussels are 2 siblings from NYC
Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski Photo: Facebook