BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson’s Mother & Brother Found Killed

October 24th, 2008 // 22 Comments

UPDATE: Police have identified a suspect in the case, according to MTV News. William Balfour is a black male in his 20s and should be treated as armed and dangerous. Authorities have confirmed that Hudson’s nephew, Julian King, has been kidnapped.

The 1994 white Chevy suburban that police are looking for is registered to both Jennifer Hudson’s sister Julia Hudson and Balfour, leading authorities to believe that the two were engaged in a romantic relationship.

Possible license plate numbers are: X584859 or a green Chrysler Concord, with the license plate 332K823.

Neighbors first reported hearing shots around 8 a.m. and there is no evidence of forced entry.
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UPDATE: An Amber Alert had been issued for 7-year-old Julian King, who might be a relative of Hudson’s. The two deaths are being viewed as possibly being the result of a domestic dispute and authorities were searching for a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban that had been missing from the area.

At this point, the police are looking into how these facts are related.
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Earlier today, Jennifer Hudson‘s mother Darnell Donerson and brother Jason Hudson have been found dead. Police are investigating the incident, which took place at Hudson’s mother’s home in Chicago.

According to the medical examiner’s office in Cook County, authorities arrived to a South Side residence where the bodies of a woman and man had been discovered shot and killed.

The home was under Jennifer’s mother’s name, and police were dispatched to the residence where they discovered the two individuals to be unresponsive at 2:44 p.m.

More details as they come in…


UPDATE: Police have identified a suspect in the case, according to MTV News. William Balfour is a black male in his 20s and should be treated as armed and dangerous. Authorities have confirmed that Hudson’s nephew, Julian King, has been kidnapped.

The 1994 white Chevy suburban that police are looking for is registered to both Jennifer Hudson’s sister Julia Hudson and Balfour, leading authorities to believe that the two were engaged in a romantic relationship.

Possible license plate numbers are: X584859 or a green Chrysler Concord, with the license plate 332K823.

Neighbors first reported hearing shots around 8 a.m. and there is no evidence of forced entry.
——————————————————————————————————————–UPDATE: An Amber Alert had been issued for 7-year-old Julian King,
who might be a relative of Hudson’s. The two deaths are being viewed as
possibly being the result of a domestic dispute and authorities were
searching for a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban that had been missing
from the area.

At this point, the police are looking into how these facts are related.
——————————————————————————————————————–Earlier today, Jennifer Hudson‘s mother Darnell Donerson and brother Jason Hudson have been found dead. Police are investigating the incident, which took place at Hudson’s mother’s home in Chicago.

According to the medical examiner’s office in Cook County, authorities
arrived to a South Side residence where the bodies of a woman and man
had been discovered shot and killed.

The home was under Jennifer’s mother’s name, and police were dispatched
to the residence where they discovered the two individuals to be
unresponsive at 2:44 p.m.More details as they come in…

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Mollie

    There is an Amber Alert for her 7 year old nephew, as well.

  2. brian

    A tragedy like this makes me realize how much I take life for granted every single day of my life. I will remember this the next time I am having a bad day and feeling sorry for myself. It seems quite pathetic how everyday life problems seem so minimal when an event like this takes place. My prayers go out to Jennifer her family and especially for her seven year old nephew who I pray comes home safe and unharmed.

  3. Tiara

    Who could do something like that? and why?

  4. Deepest Sympathy

    So tragic! My prayers to Ms Hudson and her family and I pray her nephew is found unharmed.

  5. james12

    this is very shocking. R.I.P. and condolences.

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  6. Mollie

    Here in Chicago there have been numerous updates. Please check online for Amber Alert information about this case. Let’s all take a moment of prayer or silence for all involved.

  7. Janice

    Lord, I prayto you; Dear Lord, Please, let Ms. Hudson, feel your power and know that her mother and bother are with you now. You alone are the Master and will provide Ms. Hudson and her family with the strength they need to carry on. I pray for the safe return of her nephew. We all believe in you Lord and know that your will, will be done. I will continute to pray for the family until all is well.

  8. Jann

    Lord, I pray to you Dear Lord, Please, let Ms. Hudson, feel your power and know that her mother and bother are with you now. You alone are the Master and will provide Ms. Hudson and her family with the strength they need to carry on. I pray for the safe return of her nephew. We all believe in you Lord and know that your will, will be done. I will continute to pray for the family until all is well

  9. Janice

    Lord, I prayto you; Dear Lord, Please, let Ms. Hudson, feel your power and know that her mother and bother are with you now. You alone are the Master and will provide Ms. Hudson and her family with the strength they need to carry on. I pray for the safe return of her nephew. We all believe in you Lord and know that your will, will be done. I will continute to pray for the family until all is well.

  10. Lisa

    This is horrible. I pray that this beautiful, innocent boy is found safe and healthy! God be with you!

    Lisa

  11. msjackson

    I love u Jenni. So sorry 4 yo lose. Keeping praying for the strength I know u need. I’ll keep u in my prayers..

  12. ms. hopkins

    remember everything is done for reason, it might seem hard to except right now but we dare question GOD. Stay strong and keep the faith because this to shall pass.

  13. ebony williams

    my heart goes out to the family i’m praying for them dats so sad get your heads up and have faith in god

  14. Erica60644

    OMG
    TO JENNIFER AND FAMILY. I SEND MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU. I CAN’T EVEN EXPRESS HOW SORRY I FEEL FOR YOU. THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE WORST THING THAT COULD EVER HAPPEN TO ANYONE. I PRAY THAT YOUR NEPHEW IS FOUND SAFE AND UNHARMED. I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU ALL. KEEP YOUR FAITH IN GOD AND HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.

  15. kait

    why does it say julian king ‘might’ be a relative of hudson?

    greatest sympathies to her and her family already and i hope that julian is found safe and unharmed (physically, as i imagine he is already mentally).

  16. B-Net

    Damn. When I originally saw the title, I only read something about her mom dying; I thought it was like natural cause or something. Now I find out THEY WERE SHOT! DAMN!

    That IS bad.

  17. demario

    this boy is shot ova some money whoever shot that little boy need to go to jail for life god bless the hudson family

  18. megan

    Jennifer&&Family
    First off i would like to say i am very sorry what happened to your family. This was something that shouldnt have happened.
    this was a very sad thing as well. im shure you sittin there right now thinking maybe it was your fault or maybe your blaming yourself.but it really wasnt who ever would do something like that needs to pay. family is a BIG part of somones world and you only have one of each. im soo very sorry and i hope everyone is doing ok and just prayin to god who ever did that would pay for what they have done because they deserve to go down for what they have done.

    im very sorry and im praying for you all!!
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  19. LEXUS

    THAT WAS S0 FREGGiN WR0NG..MUH HEART G0ES 0UT T0 HER Ndd HER FAMiLY….JENNiFER YOU ARE iN MUH PRAYERS..
    -PRiNCESS AMAZiN

  20. Sheena McCluney

    My Heart goes out to you Jennifer. I am very deeply sorry about your mother,brother and newphew. Why are people so rude, mean and they only think about themselves. Who ever did this evil doing may god have mercy on their soul because if it was left up to me they would really eaxperience right here and now HELL on Earth. Jennifer I know that this is a very hard and emotional time for you but girl Keep your head up and eyes open be strong. I know that it seems like it is the end of the world honey but you stay afloat because who ever did this their day is coming and i do mean soon. I look up to you even thoght you do not know me i do. I Love your voice,I love to hear you sing because you be singing from your heart and giving it all you got. Thats what you call a SINGER. Sorry about your family,May God Bless you and Keep you. 828-713-5071

  21. tina

    wow i feel bad for u n dat person who killed ur family she died cuz did da wrong thing

  22. tina

    wow i feel bad for u n dat person dat killed ur family dey should get fucked up im sorry for crusin cuz im so mad cuz i feel bad for u n dont matter wat i will still be there for u even though we dont know each other i would like to meet u

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