DETROIT -

Community members are not giving up hope for two Detroit children who have been missing since their mother’s body was discovered in an abandoned home on the city’s west side.

About 20 volunteers on Tuesday spread out in Rouge Park looking for 8-month-old Kristian Justice and 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter.

Their mother, Alicia Fox, was found shot to death on June 9.

While her husband, Erin Justice, is jailed on a murder charge in connection with her death, the focus is now on finding the children.

“I kind of pray I don’t find them, you know, in a bad state,” said volunteer Candy Allen. “But, like I said, I’m being positive and I’m being optimistic and I know we will prevail. Justice will prevail. God has this.”

Mark Gray, a member of the Community Emergency Response Team, is putting his training to use.

"I just hate to see it. We are just trying to get closure of the whole situation here," he said.

Police have said blood evidence was found in the home Fox and her husband lived in, but they have no concluded whether it belonged to the mother or her children.

On Monday, police searched the area of Strathmoor near 6 mile, but nothing was found. 

Slideshow: Alicia Fox, Kristian Justice, Kaylah Hunter

Published On: Jun 12 2014 08:45:43 AM EDT

Here are pictures of Alicia Fox, who was found dead in Detroit, and her two young children who are missing.

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