DETROIT (WXYZ) - Family members of two missing children in Detroit hope spreading the word online can help bring back their children.
The search remains active. They are still posting flyers of Kaylah Hunter and Kristian Justice, but family members are now hoping an online petition can push for that Amber Alert they’ve desperately asked for.
It’s been the question so many loved ones have been asking since Kaylah and Kristian’s mother Alicia Fox was found dead in the basement of an abandoned home two weeks ago. Fox’s husband, Erin Justice was arrested in Georgia, charged with first degree murder, and now awaits extradition.
But the question remains; where are the kids? Family members hope a petition on change.org can help prompt Michigan State Police to finally issue that Amber Alert.
"What an Amber Alert is for is to have the public be the eyes and ears for police in a specific area and specific time frames where this occurs," said Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw. "This individual case doesn't meet that criteria."
Michigan State Police says despite the case not meeting Amber Alert criteria, a number of state and federal agencies are working to spread the word and find the children.
"The children were missing for a considerable amount of time before police were notified," said Shaw. "We usually like to put out the alert within three hours time frame because that's the most important time, the most effective time."
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FAMILY'S PETITION