DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A $3,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to a brother and sister who were last seen a year ago.
Kaylah Hunter was 6-years-old and Kristian Justice was 8-months-old when they were reported missing late last May along with their 27-year-old mother, Alicia Fox.
Fox’s body was found June 9, 2014 in the basement of a vacant house. She was shot twice in the head.
Erin Justice, 26, has been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder and other charges in Fox’s death. Justice was Fox’s estranged husband and Kristian’s father.
Authorities say Kristian and Kaylah were both seen at a family Memorial Day celebration at an aunt’s house on Saturday May 24, 2014. Kaylah was also seen that Sunday, May 25, by a cousin at a home on Ardmore St. on Detroit’s west side. Other family members also saw both children with Justice during this time.
Kaylah’s father and grandmother expected her at her kindergarten graduation in Southfield. When Kaylah didn’t show up, the grandparents called Fox but got no answer mother. The grandparents then checked on the family at the Ardmore address, but the home was empty. They then went to police and filed a missing persons report.
Fox’s decomposed body was found about two weeks later inside a vacant house about six miles from her home.
Investigators found Justice in the Atlanta, Georgia area where he fought extradition before he was finally brought back to Michigan in August. He remains held without bond on first-degree murder and weapons charges.
A second Detroit man, 27-year-old Timothy Jones, has been charged as an accessory after the fact in Fox’s death.
Family members believed Justice knows where the children are, although he hasn’t been charged in their disappearance. Detroit Police Chief James Craig has said investigators have no idea if they’re dead or alive.
If you have any information on the location of these children, you’re urged to make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
A cash reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to their location.
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