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Two captured in slaying of Detroit mother; children still missing

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Two captured in Detroit woman's slaying, children still missing
6-year-old girl, 6-month-old boy still missing as authorities capture suspects in Detroit mom's death

Two men were arrested Thursday in connection with the killing of a Detroit woman, but her young children are still missing, authorities said.

Erin Justice, 28, was arrested in Atlanta and charged with murder and weapons offenses in the death of his wife, 23-year-old Alicia Fox, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy said in a statement.

On June 3, Fox was found dead in the basement of a home in the 6800 block of Penrod Street, Worthy said. Prosecutors allege Justice shot Fox several times in their home on Ardmore Street in late May.

Justice was arrested in Atlanta on Wednesday, charged as a "fugitive from justice" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to Fulton County Jail records.

Timothy Bernard Jones, 27, was charged as an accessory to the murder after the fact, Detroit police spokeswoman Jennifer Moreno told the Los Angeles Times.

Fox's 6-year-old daughter, Kaylah Hunter, and Justice's 6-month-old son, Kristian Justice, were reported missing shortly after her death, Worthy said. Police in Michigan and Atlanta are still searching for them.

Police discovered Fox's car in a salvage yard in Taylor, Mich., this week, and are combing the vehicle for evidence, Moreno said.

In a press conference Thursday, Detrot Police Chief James Craig said he did not know the status of the missing children, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.

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Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times

UPDATES

3:55 p.m.: This story updated to reflect new information about Justice's arrest and comments made by Detroit Police Chief James Craig at a press conference.

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