Jennifer Hudson Blogs About Family's Murder, Offers Reward for Missing Nephew

October 27, 2008 02:21:03 GMT

In a message on her MySpace blog, Jennifer Hudson thanks people for their outpouring support and asks for their help to find her missing nephew, 7-year-old Julian King.

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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson took to her MySpace blog Saturday, October 25 to thank people for their outpouring support for her and her family in the wake of her mother and brother's murder the day before. She, additionally, asked for the public's help for the safe return of her missing 7-year-old nephew, Julian King. In companion with the post, Hudson also posted two photographs of Julian to make it easier for people to notice him.

"Thank you all for your prayers and your calls," the posting, signed by The Hudson Family, read. "Please keep praying for our family and that we get Julian King back home safely. If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately. Here is a picture of Julian and what he was last seen wearing. Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time."

On the same day, Hudson's sister Julia Hudson made a plea for public's help to find her son Julian, who's often called "Juice Box" or "Dr. King." In a press conference, taking place at Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church, she said, "All I ask, I don't care who you are, just let my baby go. I just want my son back. He doesn't deserve this." She was accompanied by Julian's father Greg King.

On Sunday evening, October 26, Hudson and her family made an offer of a $100,000 reward for the safe return of Julian. "Jennifer and her family appreciate the enormous amount of love, support and prayers they have received while she and her family try to cope with this tragedy and continue the search for Julian," said a statement issued by Hudson's rep Lisa Kasteler. Offering the reward, the family asked the public to give any available information to the Chicago police. "We ask that all inquiries be directed to the Chicago Police Department, Area 1 Detective Division at 312/747-8380," the statement read.

Meanwhile, investigation is still undergoing on the case. William Balfour, the one and only suspect related to the case, has been put in custody since Friday, October 24, only hours after Hudson's mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, and older brother Jason Hudson, 29, were found dead inside the family's residence, 7019 South Yale Avenue, at 2:44 P.M. He hasn't been charged with any crime just yet.

At press time, the F.B.I. has joined the Chicago police in an intensive search for Julian. "I can confirm that we have been asked to provide assistance to the Chicago police department to assist in the search for 7-year-old Julian King," Ross Rice, special agent and spokesman for the Chicago office of F.B.I. told People magazine.


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posted by paul on Aug 17, 2009
i love herr
posted by Evelyn on Nov 05, 2008
Please don't give up. Make that promise to yourself that you will never give up, and hold onto that no matter what happens. You have a beautiful spirit, and you were put on this earth to accomplish great things. Look at everything you have done at such a young age. Your loss is great also because the people you love were good. They will always be with you; maybe they were born your family so that they could guide you to where you are now, and you to guide them as long as they needed you. Don't be afraid of the future. Even if it doesn't feel like it, you are always bigger than your pain.
posted by Janice on Oct 30, 2008
I think dat that is really bold how that dirty bummy ass man killed her mother and her lil 7 year old nephew and plus my bad cause we really dont know if he hired someone to kill them or did he do it himself. wat i relly wanted to say is R.I.P to them all and good luck to all of thier family members.
posted by lady red on Oct 30, 2008
my heart aces so bad I cant stop shaking my head asking myself why dear GOD how could someone be so sick and cruel?To the Hudson family iam so so sorry. Three lifes taken for what why? I will be praying tor you and please pray for me also even dou I didnt know them personaly I know they didnt deserve this
posted by mrs.ivory on Oct 30, 2008
I'm praying for healing to be restored unto you and your family just know that god is the navigation system to the healing process and if you let him lead you he will direct your path and stop you to the right destination.Now he may not come when you want him but he will be there on time...God bless you and the rest of the Hudson family....
posted by vaness hudson on Oct 29, 2008
i am so so sorry that had to happen to your family i know how that fells but god tack people away for a vary good reson i know that you try to find your nafu your mom & your bother i know that you could not say good by but you are rilly spacle person i will give your family all my love.
posted by columbias biggest fa on Oct 29, 2008
im so so sorry this had to happen to you and your family my heart goes out to all of the strond black woman that u r.keep ur sister close to you and in your heart .i dont know what eat you or your fmil is going trouh but i can only say thht im sorry and i hope they ouy his a-- under the jail.keep prayen and i will to
posted by jennifer on Oct 29, 2008
yo dead ass im going to get my goons to kill that mother fucker yo call me and tell me when 12129886082
posted by GG on Oct 28, 2008
Jennifer, may the spirit of GOD rest over you and your family and bring you peace, protection and comfort in your hour of lose. God's word says, let the peace of God that supasses all understanding guard your heart and mind. GOD has not forgotten you and he knows the pain your enduring. Be encouraged in GOD, keep the faith in GOD. Looking forward to seeing you prosper and continue to excel in your career, as Im sure your mom would like. I will continue to pray for you and your family. God Bless you!
posted by Ms. ChiChi on Oct 28, 2008
Jennifer, my heart goes out to you and your family. This is something only God could help you with. I can't and never will express the sorry and hurt I feel. My family and I will pray for you and your sister. Stay strong and remember time heel all wounds. I live in Englewood, however this can happen anywhere. God will keep his arms around you.
posted by kjoyner38 on Oct 28, 2008
jennifer,every time you close your eyes just ask god to come to you and your family ask him for his strength for you all to get pass this and he will come. This will be hard I know but god will be there through all hard times and he will make it better for you all love u from a big fan.
posted by Faith on Oct 27, 2008
I will be praying for this entire family. Faith in the divine is the only force that will bring them out of this one, safe and well. I am so! so! sorry Jennifer Hudson and family.
posted by Burrell on Oct 27, 2008
the guy that they have if he did it they need to put his ass under the jail I am sorry about my language but stuff like this pisses me off. And to Ms Hudson & Family I give you all my sympathy from the bottom of my heart. God Bless You
posted by Tru on Oct 27, 2008
Jennifer I am so sorry for the lost of your mother, bother, and nephew.I'm going to pray for your entire family because I know you all are going threw a rough time. I hope you can get past this in dew time but I wish all the luck to you and your family.God bless and Much Love!
posted by Veronica on Oct 27, 2008
Jennifer, I am so sorry for the lost of your mother and brother I can only pray that the body that was found is not that of your nefew. I pray for your sister, I don't know what I would do if I had to say goodbye to one of my children. Please tell her that she is in my prayers. I pray that God gives you and your sister the strength you need to endure this devistation. How could someone be so cold hearted to hurt a precious child, let alone your mother and brother. God Bless you in your time of sorrow. Warm Regard from, A caring fan, sister, daughter, and mother!

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