jennifer hudsons mother and brother found shot nephew missing

Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother murdered, nephew kidnapped

DreamGirls star and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's Mother, Darnell Donerson and Brother, Jason Hudson was found shot dead in their Chicago home yesterday, Jennifer Hudson is completely devastated. To make matters worse, her 7 year old nephew is missing, officials are currently searching as he may have been kidnapped by the killer(s).

A statement from her representative Lisa Kasteler said: 'We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson.

'No further comment will be made and the family has asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.'

Detectives said the double murder was a 'domestic incident' that went horribly out of control.

Deputy Chief Joseph Patterson said Hudson's cousin entered the home around 3pm on Friday and after finding Darnell on the living room floor left to fetch help.

Officers then found Hudson's mechanic brother Jason, 29, dead in the bedroom, Patterson said. There was no sign of forced entry.

Darnell, 57, was shot in the head while Jason was shot in the chest.

Police identified the missing child as Julian King, Hudson's nephew. His mother is Hudson's sister Julia, who went to work as a bus driver as normal on Friday, but hasn't been seen since.

Sources say that the authorities believe Julian was taken from the home by Balfour and that he fled in a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban, which had been registered in the name of Jason.

William Balfour married Hudson's sister Julia in 2006, but his mother Michele Davis Balfour told the Chicago Sun-Times they have been experiencing problems in the last few weeks and were separated.

Police confirmed they were speaking to 'a number of suspects' besides Balfour.

This is terrible news and my heart goes ou to Jennifer, I hope her 7 year old nephew is found safe and returned to his family. Kidnapping and hurting a poor innocent child is the worse possible crime and I hope the person responsible gets what they deserve. 

Author: christin Posted: 10/25/2008
Tags: Jennifer Hudson