The search continues for Jennifer Hudson’s missing 7 year-old nephew, Julian King, who hasn’t been found since the brutal murders of her mother and brother on Friday. Chicago police and the FBI are searching locally, and are widening their search. A national Amber Alert is now active for Julian.
The ongoing theory for the horrifying killings is an ongoing domestic dispute between sister Julia Hudson and her estranged husband William Balfour, who is in police custody. Balfour was transferred today to the Illinois Department Of Corrections, as he was already on parole when he was arrested late Friday night. Balfour spent approximately 7 years in prison for attempted murder and other crimes.
In a statement Sunday evening from Jennifer’s publicist Lisa Kasteler, an appeal was made to the public for its help, offering the $100,000 reward and asking that any information be given to Chicago police.
“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,”
Jennifer’s Myspace said this today:
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.
You can send your condolences to Jennifer Hudson c/o Overbrook Entertainment, 450 N Roxbury Dr., 8th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.