Alicia Fox's death is being treated as a homicide, Police Chief James Craig said. While police said the identity of the body has not been confirmed, a sister said the dead woman was wearing clothes custom-made by an uncle.
Relatives said they last saw Fox and her children, Kaylah Hunter, 6, and Erin Justice, 6 months, at a barbecue May 24. Neighbors said they saw a U-Haul truck at her house a few days later and saw her apparently moving out.
Michael Fields, Fox's uncle, said the family had been searching for Fox and her children for two weeks, passing out fliers around Detroit. He said they got a tip that Fox might in the neighborhood where her body was found Monday night and decided to search the boarded-up house.