Who We Lost: NYC Siblings Among Those Dead In Brussels
Friends and family mourned siblings Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski, who lived in New York
A brother and sister from New York City were reportedly on the phone with their mother from Brussels when she heard an explosion and the call dropped. Now, it’s been confirmed that the pair, Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski, were killed in Tuesday’s attacks that left 31 dead. The two siblings had been living in Manhattan and had family in the Netherlands,
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday two Americans were killed in the attacks, that also left hundreds wounded, but didn’t give their identities. It’s not clear if he was referring to the Pinczowski siblings, or if there are others from the U.S. among those who died.
Here’s what we know about their lives so far:
Sascha was from Vouliagmeni, Greece and lived in New York, according to her Facebook profile, which was transformed into a memorial page on Friday. She studied business and journalism at Marymount Manhattan College, per her LinkedIn profile. Sascha had also interned at Shiraz Events in Manhattan, and her onetime employer there posted a Facebook announcement on earlier this week saying they were “saddened” to hear of her status as missing after the bombings.
“Sascha is a bright, hardworking young woman, with a great career ahead of her and we all hope Sascha and her brother are found alive and well,” the post said.
Sascha’s Instagram shows she lived a full life with friends, family, pets and delicious food.
Alexander’s Facebook profile is private and also a memorial page. His profile says he lived in Manhattan, New York. A woman named Cameron Cain claimed on Facebook and Twitter to be his girlfriend. She changed her Facebook profile picture on March 23 to a picture of her and him, to which several people commented she was in their prayers.
Names and details about the rest of those who died in Tuesday’s attacks are continuing to emerge.