October 26, 2008 10:00 AM by Paulene Hinds
The Chicago authorities have intensified their search for Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s 7 year old nephew, Julian King. The boy went missing from his South Side neighborhood home on Friday. An Amber Alert is in effect. The bodies of the boy’s grandmother, 57 year old Darnell Donerson and his 29 year old uncle, Jason Hudson were found murdered in the home they shared.
Jennifer Hudson has identified the bodies of her mother and brother and is waiting by her sister, 31 year old sister Julia Hudson’s side. Julia has made a plea to the public for her son’s safe return.
“I don’t care who you are, just let my baby go,” Julia said. “I know he’s out there. Put him on the side of the street. He’ll sit there. Somebody will see him. He’ll probably cry until somebody comes along.”
Chicago police spokesman Dan O’Brien says the search for King is citywide, but today, residents and officers are focusing their search efforts “in the immediate vicinity” of Hudson’s home. Searchers plan to comb streets on foot and hand out fliers.
Meanwhile, police have arrested but have not charged William Balfour, the estranged husband of Julia Hudson. Mr Balfour is also the boy’s step-father.
Mr Balfour, who has convictions for attempted murder and carjacking, had fallen out with Miss Hudson’s family after being asked to move out of the family home last winter.