A glimmer of hope led to a "heart-wrenching" day for a Kentucky family trying to learn the fate of a couple who went missing in Brussels after deadly explosions rocked the airport and Metro station Tuesday.
According to WTVQ in Kentucky, Lexington natives Stephanie and Justin Shults were dropping off Stephanie's mother at the airport at the time of one of the attacks. They haven't been heard from since.
The family was elated to learn Wednesday that the couple had been found, a family member announced on social media. But a short time later, their elation changed to devastation.
The same family member tweeted that someone at the state department had given the family false information and Stephanie and Justin had, in fact, not been located.
I shouldn't be sending this tweet. I am I disgusted that the information given to us wasn't 100% correct. pic.twitter.com/Z9YT1LuPJk
— Popcorn Sutton (@PopcornSutton__) March 23, 2016
"This is exactly what we were trying to avoid and now I've told friends and family members things that weren't true," the family member wrote on Twitter.
Stephanie’s father is now en route to Amsterdam, WTVQ reports. From there, he’ll ride to Brussels where he’ll meet with Stephanie’s mother and assist in the search for their daughter and son-in-law.