Tragic loss

NYC sister and brother confirmed dead in Brussels attacks

Sascha Pinczowski (photo via Facebook)

The two New York City siblings who had been missing since the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday were confirmed dead, according to a family member. Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, Dutch citizens living in New York, were on their way home when the bombs went off in the Brussels airport, cutting them off from a telephone conversation with their mother. “We received confirmation this morning from Belgian authorities and the Dutch embassy of the positive identification of the remains of Alexander and Sascha from the terrorist bombing at the Brussels Airport,” said James Cain, the father of the fiancée of 29-year-old Alexander, speaking on behalf of the Pinczowski family. “We are grateful to have closure on this tragic situation, and are thankful for the thoughts and prayers from all. The family is in the process of making arrangements.” Cain added that Alexander had planned to marry his daughter Cameron within the year, describing him as “intimidatingly smart, a brilliant young man.” Sascha was 26 years old and had just graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York with a degree in business, in 2015.  The President of Shiraz Events, where she interned last summer described her as “a bright, hardworking young woman, with a great career ahead of her.”

Read the full story at The Associated Press

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