Erin Justice was charged with being a fugitive from justice by the FBI on Wednesday.
Numerous Patch sites in Michigan reported that the FBI had recently joined in the search for the missing children of a woman whose badly decomposed body was discovered this week in a vacant house on Detroit’s west side.
Alicia Fox, 27, and her two children – Kaylah Hunter, 6, and Kristan Justice, 6 months – were last seen more than two weeks ago, WDIV, Channel 4, said. Her family discovered her body on Monday in the abandoned house on Penrod Street while posting fliers asking for tips about her whereabouts in the neighborhood.
Authorities continue to search for the two girls.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig told The Detroit News that authorities are “doing everything we can to find the children.”
A man who lives on Penrod near the house where Fox’s body had been found told Fox’s relatives there was suspicious activity involving a U-Haul truck at the address about two weeks ago. The house had been vacant for about 14 years.
“ …We thought maybe someone was moving furniture out or someone was scrapping,” Bill Canty told The Detroit News. “We didn’t think nothing about it.”
The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined that Fox died of multiple gunshot wounds, including two to the head.-Patch Editor Beth Dalbey contributed to this story