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

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Michigan State Police report the father of Kristian Justice, one of two children missing since their mother's body was found Monday, has turned himself in to Georgia Police for questioning.

We're told Erin Maurice Justice was fully cooperative and has since been released. 

Meanwhile, in Detroit, family members of two missing children, search side-by-side with police on the city’s west side in the same block where their mother’s body was found the night before.

Police are looking for 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter and her half-brother 8-month-old Kristian Justice, children of 26-year-old Alicia Fox. Police believe her body was found in this home on Penrod Monday night by family after they received an anonymous tip.

Chief James Craig calling the case “Critical Missing” and handed the search for Kaylah and Kristian to the Southeastern Michigan Crimes Against Children Task Force Unit.

Kaylah is 4'7" tall and weighs about 65 pounds. Her hair is most likely in corn rolls. Kaylah and Kristian 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, Detroit Police Chief James 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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