Man accused of aiding in Detroit mother's murder; 2 kids still missing

2 men face charges in connection to Alicia Fox's murder; search continues for her 2 young children

DETROIT – A 27-year-old man is accused of being an accessory to the murder of a Detroit mother whose two young children remain missing.

Detroit police say Timothy Jones and Erin Justice are partners in crime. Justice is charged with the murder of his wife, Alicia Fox, inside their home on Ardmore Street. Investigators believe he shot her multiple times.

-- Erin Justice

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Police say Jones knew Justice killed Fox, and helped him after the murder.

-- Alicia Fox

However, Jones tells a different story. He appeared in court for his arraignment on Friday where he was extremely polite.

"How are you doing today, your honor?" he said during the video arraignment.

According to Jones' attorney, his client is a carpenter who has a non-violent history.

"It's just alleged. He was called to a place and found himself in a bad situation," said attorney Michaell Crews.

-- Timothy Jones

Police now are asking for the public's help. Anyone who saw Jones and Justice together between May 24 and June 9 is asked to contact police. Detectives say the two men may have been in a U-Haul vehicle together.

Meanwhile, Fox's two children -- 8-month-old Kristian Justice and 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter -- remain the focus of an intense and increasingly desperate search. A special task force is stomping the pavement, searching for the kids. Family, friends and even Kaylah's teachers are helping, too.

"Just handing fliers out, going door-to-door trying to talk to as many people as we can. They're babies. They're innocent," said Kimberly Russell, a volunteer in the search.

About the Authors:

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.