Detroit Police search for missing children following discovery of their mother's body

Noon news conference scheduled on investigation

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police are searching for two children whose mother's body was apparently found in a Detroit home Monday night.

We're told relatives of the missing family members found a woman's body in a vacant home. 

Officials with the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office say the body has been identified as 26-year-old Alicia Fox. An autopsy has determined that she was shot multiple times, including twice in the head.

Monday, the Detroit Police Department asked for the public's help to find the missing mother and her two children. 

The missing people were identified as Fox and her children, 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter and 6-month-old Erin Justice. They were last seen on the night of May 24 at their home in the 18400 block of Ardmore.

During Tuesday's news conference Craig said they were reported missing on June 4th by Hunter's father, Kevin, who said his last contact with Fox was a text message on June 3rd.

Hours after the request for help was sent out by police, family members found Fox's body in a home on Penrose following an anonymous phone call.

Kaylah is 4'7" tall and weighs about 65 lbs. Her hair is most likely in corn rolls. Kaylah and Erin are said to be in good mental and physical condition.

Police say they may be traveling in a burgundy Chevy Malibu with Michigan license plate CCR 1286.

Questions have been raised about why an Amber Alert has not been issued in the case.

During his news conference, Chief Craig said that, following the disappearance of the three, it was determined that the case did not meet the criteria because Fox originally disappeared of her own accord. 

It was also determined that it was not an emergency situation.

The case is being investigated by the Detroit Police Major Case Squad and the Southeast Michigan Crimes Against Children task force. 

If you have any information about their whereabouts, you're asked to call Detroit Police at (313) 596-1240.

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