Family could use some ‘luck’ for news about missing couple

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Betty Newsom, aunt of Stephanie Shults, the Lexington woman missing after the Brussels says the family could use some “luck” as the search for Stephanie and her husband continues.

A day of watching news reports, scanning videos, looking for anyone resembling her loved ones was enough for Betty Newsom. As ABC 36 News has reported, her niece, Stephanie is living in Brussels with husband, Justin Shults. Tuesday morning, they were in the airport when bombs went off.

“We were asking my sister what did they have on? What should we look for? That kind of thing,” says Newsom.

Since then, there’s been no sign of the couple.

Wednesday, Newsom returned to work. She says that was the best decision for her, to keep her mind off things. She’s holding out hope to hear good news about the two and she’s appreciative of the prayers and well-wishes. Now though, she says their family is hoping luck is on their side as well.

“It’s been three days; a little luck we’ll take. A lot of prayers we’ll take — I know there are people all over the world praying for them.”

When asked what Newsom would say to her niece upon seeing her again, she has this to say: “The first thing I’m going to say to Stephanie is, ‘I love you baby girl, come home’. I really need to put my hands on her and I need to give her a hug. I need to hold her tight.”

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