Scammers discovered collecting money for mother found murdered, - myfoxcarolinas.com

Scammers discovered collecting money for mother found murdered, missing kids

Posted: Updated:
Kaylah Hunter (L), Alicia Fox (M) and Kristian Justice (R). Kaylah Hunter (L), Alicia Fox (M) and Kristian Justice (R).
DETROIT (WJBK) -  More than a month ago Alicia Fox and her two children, Kaylah Hunter and Kristian Justice, were reported missing to Detroit police. No Amber Alert was ever issued and, a few days later, Alicia was found murdered in an abandoned house on the city's west side. Her children are still missing.

"If anybody out there has a heart and you know where Kristian and Kaylah are, or if you have any piece to the puzzle that can help us, we will appreciate anything," says Alicia's sister Christene Doughty.

They are waiting for someone, anyone, to step up and do the right thing because so many others are already doing wrong.

Phonies are lining the John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) collecting donations while pretending to be family - but they're not.

"Please do not give anybody any money standing outside, asking for money, because it's not us," says Alicia's cousin Brenda Fields.

"To anybody who has been trying to profit off a tragedy in my family's life, God will definitely deal with you," says Doughty.

"Why? Why would you something like that? What if this was your family?" says Fields.

She is trying not to let the negativity keep her mind off what really matters. They are on a mission by way of petition to get what they want - an Amber Alert issued for the two children.

"The Michigan State Police are saying it doesn't matter how many signatures we get, that we can't get an Amber Alert. The time has lapsed, we don't meet the criteria, but we're going to get 10,000 signatures and we're going to go protest outside the Michigan State headquarters," says Fields.

But bad news seems to keep finding this family.

There has been no funeral for Alicia. She has yet to be laid to rest.

"The city morgue is saying that they can't release Alicia's body to her mother because she's not the next of kin, that Erin, Erin Justice, is her next of kin, and they won't release her," says Fields.

Erin Justice, Alicia's husband, is the man charged with her murder. He is the father of Kristian and the stepfather of Kaylah. Police believe he knows where the children are.

"And that's who has the upper hand at this point. He's in total control," says Fields.

"You've already hurt us enough, you know, and we want to be able to give my sister the proper burial and to have her kids nurtured and raised like she would want them to," says Doughty.

"Please release Alicia to us. Let us move on. Tell us where the children are so we can bring them home. Please," says Fields.

Seeing children safe and sound is a beautiful sight. When 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell was found alive Wednesday many wept with joy. They were relieved as well.

"I'm very, very grateful that he was found alive and well. I hope that the police and the FBI and everybody is still putting forth that much effort in finding our babies," says Fields.

"It gave me hope but at the same time I have to admit I was kind of jealous, because, you know, I felt like this young man got national attention and everyone does deserve attention - any child that goes missing deserves attention - but I feel like this is two lives that could, may have, been saved if they would have done the same thing for my niece and nephew that they did for him," says Doughty.

"We're not going to go away. We're not going to let this be swept under the rug. We're not going to let these children be forgotten about. We're going to keep looking. We're going to keep searching and we're going to keep doing everything we can," says Fields.

If you would like to make a legitimate donation to a memorial service for Alicia Fox and/or to aid with the search of her children you can do so at the GoFundMe account that has been set up.  

LINK: http://www.gofundme.com/aifqr4
  • Andrea IsomAndrea IsomMore>>

  • Migrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington Hills

    Migrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington Hills

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:10:56 GMT
    Illegal immigrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington HillsTwenty-four illegal immigrant teens from Central America will soon be housed at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Farmington Hills, which has secured a federal contract. The immigration issue is a major one, and what seemed far, far away is now coming closer and closer to home."We've been watching this for six, eight weeks now, now it's Michigan," said William Largent, president and CEO of Meskwaki. the business arm of...
    Illegal immigrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington HillsTwenty-four illegal immigrant teens from Central America will soon be housed at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Farmington Hills, which has secured a federal contract. The immigration issue is a major one, and what seemed far, far away is now coming closer and closer to home."We've been watching this for six, eight weeks now, now it's Michigan," said William Largent, president and CEO of Meskwaki. the business arm of...
  • Family asks for justice after mother of three found dead next to dumpster

    Family asks for justice after mother of three found dead next to dumpster

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:33:46 GMT
    When 32-year-old Katherine Gibson was a little girl, her loved ones thought, the "life" ahead of her would be long. But it wasn't."Me and my girlfriend dropped her off and she had just told us, she loved us," said Marvin Gibson, her cousin.That would be the last "I love you" that he would hear. because after Gibson's cousin dropped her off at Harper and Conner, near Bronco's Market. The day after, she was found dead. Gibson's lifeless body, discovered by a dumpster, beside the building."Layin...
    When 32-year-old Katherine Gibson was a little girl, her loved ones thought, the "life" ahead of her would be long. But it wasn't."Me and my girlfriend dropped her off and she had just told us, she loved us," said Marvin Gibson, her cousin.That would be the last "I love you" that he would hear. because after Gibson's cousin dropped her off at Harper and Conner, near Bronco's Market. The day after, she was found dead. Gibson's lifeless body, discovered by a dumpster, beside the building."Layin...
  • Warren grandparents upset after grandchildren see racist graffiti at park

    Warren grandparents upset after grandchildren see racist graffiti at park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:15:40 GMT
    Tuesday afternoon Bruce and Lubertha Callaway took their grandchildren to Shaw Park in Warren when they saw something they couldn't believe.
    Tuesday afternoon Bruce and Lubertha Callaway took their grandchildren to Shaw Park in Warren when they saw something they couldn't believe.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Funeral today for Armada teen, April Millsap

    Funeral today for Armada teen, April Millsap

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:49:48 GMT
    Family and friends of a 14-year-old Michigan girl are to gather for her funeral as investigators continue hunting for her killer.ice...
    Family and friends of a 14-year-old Michigan girl are to gather for her funeral as investigators continue hunting for her killer.ice...
  • When is it appropriate for police to use a taser? Video prompts questions about police action in Clinton Township

    When is it appropriate for police to use a taser? Video prompts questions about police action in Clinton Township

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:38:12 GMT
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
  • Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner

    Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:19:29 GMT
     A couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger have been charged with second-degree murder.
     A couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger have been charged with second-degree murder.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices