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October 27, 2008

Chicago’s Jennifer Hudson Tragedy….Triples

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The police search for a white missing Suv connected to the murders of actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother Darnell Donerson 57 and brother Jason Hudson 29 ended today when the van was located on the city’s west side with the body of a young black boy inside, news reports say according to the FBI the  body is believed to be missing 7 year old Julian King which would make this a triple homicide case.


Hudson and older sister Julia are reportedly at the medical examiners office to identify if the body is in fact that of 7 year old Julian King. According to news reports following and official identification police will hold an official press conference within the next few hours releasing an official statement on the status of this case.


The family hoped for the safe return of King as they pleaded with the public for help and on Sunday posted a $100,000 reward for information and help in returning him home safely. Business owners and friends throughout the city posted flyers and distributed them is neighborhoods in hopes of Kings safe return. Hudson used her MySpace page to bring attention to King affectionately known as “Juice Box,” or “Dr. King,” in hopes of returning him home safely. A family statement was released on the site which thanked her fans for the support with the following message posted on her website.


Thank You All

Thank you all for your prayers and your calls. 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.

The Hudson Family



Today’s news is another twist to this tragic story which first unfolded Friday when gunshots in the early morning hours took the lives of Hudson’s mother found lying on the floor by a family member entering the home, she fled the scene to call police who returned and located a second victim later identified as Hudson’s older brother. The nightmare continued for the family with Julia Hudson the older sister of Jennifer reporting her 7 year old son King missing along with the brothers white Suv.


Police reported the killings were domestic and Julia’s husband William Balfour whom she was separated was in custody as a person of interest and later released into custody of the corrections department on a parole violation charge. He is currently waiting to appear before a review board hearing according to authorities. According to police the murders are still under investigation and Balfour has not been charged in this crime.


Chicago supporters of Hudson and her family mourn the lost of the Hudson family and hope for justice in this horrific act against the family. Jennifer is a home town girl, or as some would say “a round the way girl.” She and her family’s continued loyalty to the city and their neighborhood won over the world as seeing her as the real girl next door.  When Hudson won the Oscar last year, she celebrated downtown Chicago with all of her friends and fans allowing them to be a part of her moment. Neighbors say she remained ordinary, visiting her mother when in town, it was also reported her mother did not want to leave her home or neighborhood, so when Jennifer moved out her mother and brother stayed in their home on Chicago’s south side.


Update 1

Hudson identified the body sometime today and an oficicial autopsy will take place on Tuesday according to reports. The body of the boy was found in the back seat of the white missing Suv found not far from the area where police picked up Willam Balfour for questioning, he still remains detained on charges related to parole violation not connected to the murders. Police are still investigating the case and have not charged anyone as of this update. 






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