The mother and brother of singer and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found murdered in the mother's home Friday, and CNN.com has confirmed that the body of her nephew was found on the West Side of Chicago Monday.
At about 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, Jennifer's sister, Julia, found the bodies of Hudson's 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donerson, and her 29-year-old brother, Jason Hudson, in Donerson's home on the 7000 block of South Yale in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots at approximately 9 a.m. earlier that day, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was missing but his body was found the morning of Monday, Oct. 27, in a white Chevy Suburban that belonged to Jason Hudson. Jennifer Hudson had offered $100,000 for King's safe return. Authorities said King was shot once in the head from close range.
William Balfour, 27, who was recently separated from Jennifer's sister, Julia, was arrested Friday night in connection with the murders and King's disappearance. Balfour, who has been turned over to state authorities, was arrested in the same area where the Suburban was found.
Jennifer Hudson—who won a Best Supporting Oscar last year for her role in the movie Dreamgirls—was in the Tampa, Fla., area when she heard of the developments. She immediately flew to Chicago upon hearing the news.