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Search for blast victims uncovered a daughter's marriage

  • The former U.S ambassador to Denmark, James P. Cain, reads messages of condolences in memory of his son-in-law Alexander Pinczowski and his sister Sascha Pinczowski, in Maastricht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The two siblings were Dutch nationals who lived in the U.S. and were headed home to the United States when a bomb exploded at the Brussels airport Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

    The former U.S ambassador to Denmark, James P. Cain, reads messages of condolences in memory of his son-in-law Alexander Pinczowski and his sister Sascha Pinczowski, in Maastricht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The two siblings were Dutch nationals who lived in the U.S. and were headed home to the United States when a bomb exploded at the Brussels airport Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/David Keyton)  (The Associated Press)

  • This May 2015 family photo shows Sascha Pinczowski at her graduation from Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Victims of the attacks on Brussels' airport and subway included commuters heading to work and travelers setting off on long-anticipated vacations. They came from dozens of nations to a city that's home to the European Union, NATO and other international institutions. Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, Dutch nationals who lived in the U.S., were headed home to the United States when a bomb exploded at the Brussels airport Tuesday, March 22. Sascha Pinczowski, 26, was a 2015 graduate of Marymount Manhattan College in New York with a degree in business. She spent last summer as an intern at a catering company, Shiraz Events. (Courtesy of the family via AP)

    This May 2015 family photo shows Sascha Pinczowski at her graduation from Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Victims of the attacks on Brussels' airport and subway included commuters heading to work and travelers setting off on long-anticipated vacations. They came from dozens of nations to a city that's home to the European Union, NATO and other international institutions. Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, Dutch nationals who lived in the U.S., were headed home to the United States when a bomb exploded at the Brussels airport Tuesday, March 22. Sascha Pinczowski, 26, was a 2015 graduate of Marymount Manhattan College in New York with a degree in business. She spent last summer as an intern at a catering company, Shiraz Events. (Courtesy of the family via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This 2015 family photo shows Alexander Pinczowski and his fiance Cameron Cain in Greece. Victims of the attacks on Brussels' airport and subway included commuters heading to work and travelers setting off on long-anticipated vacations. They came from dozens of nations to a city that's home to the European Union, NATO and other international institutions. Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, Dutch nationals who lived in the U.S., were headed home to the United States when a bomb exploded at the Brussels airport Tuesday morning. Alexander, 29, was on the phone with his mother in the Netherlands when the line went dead, said James Cain, whose daughter Cameron was engaged to Alexander. (Courtesy of the family via AP)

    This 2015 family photo shows Alexander Pinczowski and his fiance Cameron Cain in Greece. Victims of the attacks on Brussels' airport and subway included commuters heading to work and travelers setting off on long-anticipated vacations. They came from dozens of nations to a city that's home to the European Union, NATO and other international institutions. Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, Dutch nationals who lived in the U.S., were headed home to the United States when a bomb exploded at the Brussels airport Tuesday morning. Alexander, 29, was on the phone with his mother in the Netherlands when the line went dead, said James Cain, whose daughter Cameron was engaged to Alexander. (Courtesy of the family via AP)  (The Associated Press)

James Cain learned only last Tuesday that his daughter had married Alexander Pinczowski. Two days later, he learned that Alexander and his sister Sascha, Dutch siblings who lived in the United States, both died in the Brussels airport suicide bombing.

As Cain and his daughter Cameron — both Americans — hunted for news about Alexander and Sascha, Cameron disclosed her marriage to Alexander in 2013.

On Tuesday, Cain called that news "the bright spot in our otherwise anguishing week."

Alexander and Sascha had been heading home to the U.S. when they died. Alexander, 29, was on the phone with his mother in the Netherlands when the line went dead.

Alexander had traveled to the Netherlands to work on a craft-related business that he and Cameron were going to start together.