Update: Jennifer Hudson’s Nephew Still Missing, Details Emerge About Shooting Deaths

Jennifer Hudson, one of Chicago’s brightest new stars, is back home Saturday morning dealing with a tragedy according to CBS2Chicago. Hudson’s mother and brother were murdered Friday at their home on the city’s south side – and her nephew is still missing. Hudson’s mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, and brother Jason Hudson, were found dead in her mother’s Englewood home. “There was no sign of forced entry,” said Deputy Chief Joseph Patterson, Chicago Police Department. “We don’t know if anything was taken in the house.” What police do know is that William Balfour is a suspect. Balfour is Hudson’s brother-in-law. He was reportedly arrested by police last night, but there was no sign of the Academy Award winning actress’s nephew, 7-year-old Julian King. The five-foot tall, 135-pound child is the subject of an Amber alert. Police said the boy might have been in the company of Balfour who was believed to have fled in either a Chevy Suburban or a Chrysler Concord. The four-door teal green Chrysler was found overnight, but there was no sign of young Julian. In 1998, Balfour was sentenced to seven years in prison for attempted murder. “It really saddens me cause they were actually good people,” said neighbor Vanessa Stanton. Police say shots were heard between 8 and 9 a.m. Friday morning by neighbors, but the bodies weren’t found for at least six more hours by Jennifer Hudson’s sister Julia. Julia is married to Balfour, but the two had been fighting recently over a car and Balfour’s possible unauthorized sale of that vehicle. Police are not saying anything about a possible motive. Friends and loved ones are mourning the loss of the star’s mother and brother while hoping that no harm has come to her young nephew. In related news, Jennifer Hudson has canceled plans to film a new music video for the single “If This Isn’t Love” according to ET. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer Hudson and her family.


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