DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The search continues for two young Detroit siblings whose mother was found shot to death in the basement of a vacant house.
Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Moreno said Wednesday that a task force still investigates each tip that comes in about 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter and 8-month-old Kristian Justice.
Moreno said authorities have looked in abandoned houses and through parks for the children. Relatives also have searched, but no one has found any sign of the kids.
The children haven’t been seen by relatives since their mother went missing May 24. Alicia Fox’s decomposed body was found June 9. She was shot in the head.
Some in the community have demanded to know why an Amber Alert hasn’t been issued for the children; with state police saying the kids don’t fit the criteria.
Fox’s estranged husband Erin Justice, who is Kristian’s father, was later was arrested in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Charged with first-degree murder, he’s fighting extradition to Michigan.
Meantime, additional charges have been added against Justice’s co-defendant, 27-year-old Timothy Jones.
Already charged with accessory after the fact, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday added one count of tampering with evidence, and two counts of concealing the death of an individual.
Jones remains jailed on a $30,000 bond for the initial charge, awaiting arraignment on the additional charges.
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