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Hudson

ID's Bodies

10/26/2008 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer HudsonThe Cook County Medical Examiner told us Jennifer Hudson showed up to identify the bodies of her mother, Darnell, and brother Jason.

It's "standard operating procedure" for a family member to do this, but that doesn't mean it's easy.

UPDATE: William Balfour is now under the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections. Cops told us the IDOC have taken Balfour for breaking the terms of his parole.

The nature of the violations are unclear, but we're told that although Balfour is in the custody of the IDOC, the "homicide investigation is still active and ongoing."

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46.

Janest    

SEE THAT PEOPLE, NO MATTER HOW "FAMOUS" YOU BECOME, CRAP STILL HAPPENS, JUST TOO BAD. WHY WASN'T SOMEONE PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS BALFOUR GUY, HE WAS OBVIOUSLY A BAD ACT. WOW.

2133 days ago
47.

solay    

sugar berries,

Come on, Jennifer could have gotten her moms house pressure washed, remodeled, some grass cut or fence work...hell even if she did not wanna leave the hood....she aint half to leave her mother like that......she wasnt even decent enough to buy her moms a new Honda or something all i am saying is that a shame.......she left her moms bummin it up.....

2133 days ago
48.

greatneck    

Do not be cruel, a young child is missing.... Why the Mother, and son.... Whats that cow of a sister doing with this loser in the first place......She buy him....Lets find this child, alive.....

2133 days ago
49.

Sugarbee    

But solay, if she tried and her mom refused, what was Jennifer supposed to do? She could not force her mother to move. And the people blaming her sister Julia, I can at least understand. If William did it, and it sure is a high possibility. Then Julia is somewhat responsible for bringing such an obviously dangerous person into the home of her mother and son. But Jennifer in no way has any responsibility at all for this.

2133 days ago
50.

Sad and Worried    

TMZ, I'm hoping that while you are reporting on these events as they occur, you are also on the street asking questions and trying to help Ms. Hudson find her nephew as well. This is one of the most horrible things I have ever heard happen to anyone, let alone a celebrity. My heart and prayers go out to her and her family.

2133 days ago
51.

krazy    

MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY JENNIFER. STAY STRONG THROUGH ALL OF THIS. tHE FOCUS SHOULD NOW BE ON THE NEPHEW. I CAN'T BELIEVE HER SISTER IS INVOLVED WITH SUCH A LOSER. HER SO CALLED HUSBAND LOOKS LIKE HE IS OLD ENOUGH TO BE HER SON. HOPEFULLY JENNIFER WILL DISTANCE HERSELF FROM ALL OF THAT SISTER DRAMA, AFTER THIS IS OVER WITH. sTAY STRONG JENNIFER.

2133 days ago
52.

del    

Melinda - States lines have nothing to do with it. The FBI handles child abductions when it's not a custody issue.
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/cac/kidnap.htm

2133 days ago
53.

del    

SOLAY: It is indeed possible to feel sympathy, empathy and compassion for strangers. Unless you happen to be a sociopath. Sociopaths routinely think that empathy, compassion, sympathy, and guilt felt by others is "fake" because they have no ability to experience these common human feelings. Glad I'm not your neighbor!

2133 days ago
54.

Proud2BeBlack    

Re; Post #17 -> Melinda

You are an idiot.

First, Chicago is a city and not a state. Secondly, it only takes 15 mins. to commute to Indiana.

Now, go crawl back under your rock and finish eating crow.

2133 days ago
55.

del    

50. sCome on, Jennifer could have gotten her moms house pressure washed, remodeled, some grass cut or fence work...hell even if she did not wanna leave the hood....she aint half to leave her mother like that......she wasnt even decent enough to buy her moms a new Honda or something all i am saying is that a shame.......she left her moms bummin it up.....

Posted at 4:26PM on Oct 26th 2008 by solay

I hate to agree with the sociopath, but she has a point.

2133 days ago
56.

fusionjazz    

My condolences to the Hudson family. What I can't figure out is why Jennifer would ONLY make her public plea on MySpace. Rather than a national public announcement - to all major national media. As if the killer/kidnapper is on MySpace ???

2133 days ago
57.

solay    

escabar

Thank you I am a sociopath but this is what i been saying the wole time all these wanna be sympathetic people are making and inch a mile........I cant respect Jennifers, my cruel ass would not leave my mother out their looking like a welfare recipient

2133 days ago
58.

get your facts straight tmz    

solay

how her mother lived, does not matter at this point. worry about finding julian.

2133 days ago
59.

shannon    

It's really sad that this tragedy happened to her. And it's even more sad that you guys are there to take pics of her. Give her some privacy in this time.

2133 days ago
60.

solay    

Well lets see if Jennifer offers a reward for her Nephews.

2133 days ago
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