Tragic Ending For Jennifer Hudson and Family

It’s been about three days since Jennifer Hudson—Academy Award-winning singer and actress—offered a $10,000 dollar reward for the safe return of her missing 7-year-old nephew, Julian King. King went missing last Friday (October 24, 2008) after local officials found Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and Hudson’s brother, Jason Hudson, shot to death in their Chicago home.

According to a statement released earlier today by the Chicago Police Department: “At approximately 7:06 A.M. a 1994 White Chevrolet Suburban bearing Illinois license plate X584859 and identified in the Amber Alert was located at 1313 S. Kolin. A body was discovered inside the Suburban, in the rear seat of the vehicle.”

The dead body was confirmed to be that of Julianne King, who bared a gunshot wound to the back of his head. A candlelight vigil was held outside of Hudson’s Chicago home earlier this evening to remember the lives that were lost in this tragedy. Police have not yet charged anyone for the crimes, but are confident that they will find the killer once forensic technicians complete their analysis of the crime scenes.

Words cannot express what Hudson and her family are going through after the loss of three loved ones to such a terrible crime. I was shocked after hearing the news on my local news station. During the news coverage, a person from the Chicago neighborhood explained to an on-site reporter that he heard the gunshots, but he said gunshots are common in that area so no one really thought anything of it. This story is just unfortunate in so many ways.


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