Jennifer Hudson's Nephew Confirmed Dead
The 7-year-old boy suffered from multiple gunshot wounds
Police found the body of Julian King, the missing nephew of the Oscar winner and "American Idol" finalist in a white SUV abandoned on Chicago's west side Monday morning (Oct. 27), reports People. The boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
King, 7, was reported missing Friday after Hudson's mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, and brother Jason, 29, were found fatally shot. An Amber Alert was issued with the authorities identifying a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with an Illinois license plate as connected to the case. Monday morning, the police investigated reports of a vehicle matching the description and found the child's body, which was found in the rear seat.
William Balfour, 27, the estranged husband of the boy's mother, Julia Hudson, had been taken into custody as a suspect in the investigation into Friday's killings, in which he denied involvement. He was transferred to a state facility Sunday morning for a parole violation for a 1999 conviction for attempted murder.
Hudson, who won an Oscar for her supporting role in "Dreamgirls" and currently stars in "The Secret Life of Bees," also had offered a $100,000 reward for the return of her nephew. She became engaged last month on her 27th birthday to David Otunga, better known as "Punk" from the second season of the reality dating show "I Love New York."