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Jennifer Hudson's Mother Found Dead

10/24/2008 10:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer HudsonUPDATE 11:26 PM ET: The suspect, William Balfour, has been taken into custody. Hudson's nephew, 7-year-old Julian King is still missing, according to WFLD-Chicago. Balfour is refusing to cooperate with cops or supply info.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jennifer Hudson's mother was one of two victims shot and killed in Chicago earlier today.

A neighbor tells TMZ the other victim was Jennifer's brother Jason. A cousin who lived nearby discovered the bodies.

We're told the two bodies were found dead on the scene at 2:44 PM. When the fire department arrived and discovered the bodies, police were brought in and the home was declared a crime scene.

A call to Hudson's rep was not immediately returned.

UPDATE 6:40 PM ET: An all points bulletin has been issued for a boy, believed to be Hudson's 7-year-old nephew (right), who may have been taken from the scene. Police are looking for 1994 white Suburban with the license plate X584859.

UPDATE 7:35 PM ET: Police are looking for William Balfour (left), who they claim could be with the missing 7-year-old. According to records, Balfour listed Hudson's mother's address as a place of residence within the last year. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections website, Balfour is currently on parole after serving jail time for attempted murder.

UPDATE 8:35 PM ET: Lost in all this is Jennifer's sister Julia, mother of the missing 7-year-old. We're told she works as a bus driver in Chicago. Her employer told us she worked her shift today. She hasn't been seen since.

UPDATE 9:20 PM ET: A WBBM reporter is saying that neighbors have said a family member in the Hudson household apparently tried to steal a car a few weeks ago, an argument ensued, and he vowed revenge. A photo on Julia's MySpace page (bottom) posted prior to today's events alludes to some kind of dispute with William over a car.


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Some of the people on here seem to not be realizing that crimes happen in every race and every surrounding.
What about Caylee and her mother who is withholding information? What about Scott Petersen killing his pregnant wife? What about Charles Manson and his crew of lunatics that heinously murdered people? What about Susan Smith running her car into the river with her children still in it? What about some of those white catholic priests that are pedophiles? What about elizabeth smart and her kidnappers? What about Jeffrey Dahmer? What about Timothy Mcveigh, a white american terrorist? What about the zodiac killer? What about ted bundy? What about the unibomber? An what about the assassination of MLK, jr...done by a white man? The list goes on. Some people are just sick. Just as their are a list of white crimes, there is a list black crimes. It happens in every race. Hate and ignorance gets nobody nowhere. Hate spawned this crime and every crime under the sun. So for those complaining about it and ranting about it, why spread the hate with nasty remarks of race? Blame the person who does the crime, not the color of his or her skin.

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