UPDATE: 10/28/08- WILLIAM BALFOUR SHOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN IN JAIL. READ WHY HERE.
Horrible news this morning: Chicago police have found a child’s body that matches the description of 7- year old Julian King, Jennifer Hudson’s nephew. It was found inside the white SUV with the same tags that police had been looking for. The SUV was found a few miles from the area where cops arrested William Balfour, the estranged husband of Julia Hudson, Jennifer Hudson’s older sister. Chicago officers located the vehicle at about 7 a.m. Monday morning, about 13 miles northwest of the Hudson home. The white Suburban SUV was parked at 1313 S. Kolin, on Chicago’s West Side. Television footage showed police vehicles escorting a flatbed tow truck as it took the SUV away from the scene with the body still inside.
Fox News has video of the SUV as it was found.
Hudson, the Oscar-winning actress offered a $100,000 reward for her nephewâ€™s safe return. He is the son of her sister, Julia Hudson. There has been no positive ID so far, but it is believed authorities will release the identity fairly quickly. Neighbors say the vehicle has been parked there since Saturday, and was near Balfour’s current girlfriend’s house. The Hudson family had taken the SUV away from William, and had kicked him out of the house earlier. Balfour is rumored to have threatened to “kill the whole family” because of his anger at the situation.
William Balfour was arrested Friday night. The SUV has been towed with the body still inside the vehicle. The SUV is now at a police garage in Chicago. Chicago police fear that little Julian is dead. This is just an unbelievably sad story. Please pray for the Hudson family.
Updates to come. This is tragic news no matter what, and it looks like it is more terrible news for the Hudson family.