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Jennifer Hudson's Young Nephew Found Dead

October 28, 2008 02:07:09 GMT

Jennifer Hudson's nephew Julian King was found dead by the police in an SUV on Chicago's West Side on Monday morning, October 27 with multiple gunshots on his body.


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The dead body of Jennifer Hudson's young nephew, 7-year-old Julian King, was found by the police in an SUV on Chicago's West Side on Monday morning, October 27. Chicago Police Department Superintendent Jody Weis confirmed the harrowing news at a press conference held later in the evening, saying, "Tragically, search efforts ended shortly after 7 A.M. At this time, we can confirm that the body located inside the vehicle was the body of 7-year-old Julian King."

Julian was pronounced missing Friday, October 24 soon 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. An Amber Alert, a child abduction alert bulletin outed by the authorities after a child is abducted, had been issued for Julian. A 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate X584859 was also proclaimed to be connected to the case.

On Sunday, October 26, Hudson and her family offered a $100,000 reward for the safe return of Julian. The boy's mother, Julia Hudson, made a plea for public's help to find her son, 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."

After a series of investigation involving the F.B.I., police discovered a young black male's body "in the rear seat" of a white Chevrolet Suburban on Chicago's West Side Monday morning. "At approximately 7:06 A.M. a 1994 White Chevrolet Suburban bearing Illinois license plate X584859 and identified in the Amber Alert was located at 1313 S. Kolin. A body was discovered inside the Suburban, in the rear seat of the vehicle," the Chicago Police Department confirmed.

The body reportedly suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was claimed to have been shot once in the head. Soon following the news of the body's discovery, Hudson's family members organized a church vigil. The singer-actress and several of her family members visited the medical examiner's office Monday afternoon to identify the body and identification came from the former "American Idol" contestant who said, "Yes, that is him."

An autopsy on Julian's body has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 28 by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Regarding the latest finding, Weis confirmed in a statement that "Chicago police and detectives will continue to work around the clock to ensure that justice is served."

Meanwhile, Julian's stepfather, William Balfour, has been held on a parole violation since Friday. He has denied involvement in the crime but has since reportedly stopped responding to authorities' questions. No charges have been filed though.

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posted by Ms. Pat on Oct 31, 2008
My heart goes out to you and your family. No one should have to endure such pain. I will continue to pray for your healing process which will come in time. Take all the time you need and don't let anyone rush you in this. God bless you!
posted by mrs.ivory on Oct 30, 2008
This is so very very tragic and again i can't imagine what you and your family is feeling but i pray for your security and a sheild of faith be restored upon you and your family that you may pull through this and know that when you can't talk to no one else you can always go into your secret closet and talk to God...May god bless you all.....
posted by london on Oct 30, 2008
i am so very soory for the family. i will keep them in my prayers
posted by terrelllovestamisha4 on Oct 28, 2008
i hope everything works out and i send all my blessings to you and the rest of the family someone find the murderer and sentence him to the death sentence..
posted by tommy on Oct 28, 2008
i ope everything is going to work out for you and your family.I hope they find the murderer who killed your family because he deserves th to be punished to death and never get out of jail
posted by tamara on Oct 28, 2008
This would be the most tragic year for Hudson. She lost both her mother and brother she truly loved. And now her nephew, that happened yesterday? I'm sorry, but this world is pretty fucked up. I mean who the fuck want to kill these poor incident people. It's disgusting.

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