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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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61.

Laura    

First to Carl who said that Julian would have "grown up to be a criminal like his dad" the suspect in custody was Julia's ESTRANGED husband and was NOT Julian's father. As far as him answering to "juicebox" or "Dr. King" a lot of people have nicknames, that doesn't mean he does not know his real name. You sound like an ass to me.

Second to Solay, you are so out of line. Reading your comments (except for the one intelligent one about it not being Julia's fault) makes my blood boil. And just for the record I have no clue who "New York" is but it doesn't sound like I need to waste my time finding out. You seem very young, immature, and uneducated. If you are truly a sociopath, then you need SERIOUS help. I hope that some day you grow up and get a clue.

Third of all, JHud did ask to move her mom. Her mom did not want to leave. As far as her "blowing up" and "left her moms bumming it up" that statement is way off. Jennifer's mom has been very supportive of her career and has even made appereances with Jennifer to events. She didn't turn her back on her family at all. But she is also in the very beginning of her career, it isn't like she has millions and millions in the bank somewhere.

2085 days ago
62.

Proud2BeBlack    

Most of you goofballs don't realize that in most cases these so called celebrities do NOT have a lot of money. After paying off all of their fixed costs (do I need to explain what these are? managers, publicists, flunkies, etc.), most of the time there is not much left. Considering that Jennifer doesn't write or produce any of her music or screenplays/movies, her income is limited. I pray that she has better counsel and representation now. Maybe this time she will have that little clause written into her contract that will entitle her to some of the box office profits.

Anywho, I have more money than most of those so called celebrities. When are you people going to realize that music videos, movies, and pop culture is not REAL life. Most of those people have serious financial, mental and emotional issues. They start to believe that their public image is the real them. Then it's all down hill from there.

I pray that Jennifer drops that bozo she is with. Has she not figured that she going down the same path as Whitney and Lauryn? He is not the business. Yuck!

2085 days ago
63.

Laura    

Solay -- Jennifer has offered a reward for Julian's return.

2085 days ago
64.

Laura    

PLEASE POST THE PIC OF JULIAN THAT I HAVE IN MY MYSPACE BLOG SO THAT THE PUBLIC CAN SEE IT

2085 days ago
65.

solay    

Laura

Such your white half a pea brain ass up.......you sound like a follower and you sound weak minded like a typical dumb Blonde.....I am not gonna argue with your dumb ass at all......i am Dumb enough....I rather go back in forth with some one smart...maybe my dumbass will learn something.

Proud to be black
To get a house pressure washed is about 1200 bucks. on adverage to cut grass is about 30 bucks a week....Jennifer could have help her mother....fantasia bought her dad a studio with her american Idol money.........

2085 days ago
66.

Mr. A    

Any chance on a CAP being put on the number of different topics started about the same story? Each one isn't really garnering much of anything really different from the other.

YES..the story is terrible!

YES..the fans of Hudson are saddened by this.

YES..Hudson and her family have our deepest sympathy and concern for the welfare of the nephew.

Daily, mulitiple updates of each and EVERY new detail of it is getting annoying, just like the overkill on the stupid girl with the B on her cheek.

I don't need to read a story about the color of the carpet in the house the victims were found on.

We're good...thanks!

2085 days ago
67.

get your facts straight tmz    

Mrs. D - ACTUALLY.. TMZ hasn't taken pictures of Jennifer. ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT on the other hand has. Normally TMZ is the pos.

2085 days ago
68.

get your facts straight tmz    

Mr A

Why are you reading TMZ is you know how they work? Go away if it bothers you so much.

2085 days ago
69.

get your facts straight tmz    

solay

quit worrying about how her mother lived. DOES THAT MATTER AT THIS POINT IF HER GRASS WAS CUT OR HER HOUSE WAS POWER WASHED? No.

I'm sure her mother was taken care of.

2085 days ago
70.

star    

I AM APPALLED BY SOME OF THE NEGATIVE, IRRELEVANT COMMENTS THAT ARE BEING POSTED. OUR MAIN ISSUE IS A CHILD IS MISSING. YOUR NEGATIVITY ONLY SIGNIFIES THAT YOU WERE REARED WITH NO MORALS OR EDUCATION (SOLAY,GET "HOOKED ON PHONICS" ). GOD BLESS ALL OF YOUR SOULS.

2085 days ago
71.

Bring Julian Home    

I have seen pictures of the inside and outside of the Hudson home. The inside has been remodled with updated chefs kitchen, granite countertops, flat top stove, new floor, new cabinets - the whole 9. The other areas of the house have been updated as well. Perhaps Jennifers mother chose to redo the inside of the house because she did not want the outside redone. Perhaps her mother thought redoing the outside would be like flaunting her daughters fame and money to the rest of the neighbors, and maybe she didn't want to do that.

Perhaps Jennifer also made sure that all bills were paid so that her mother didn't have to worry about paying for anything. Perhaps Julia wants to work and wants to not live off her sisters fame and fortune. Not to mention, Jennifer is a new celeb., she is not actually rollin' in the dough as you would like to believe. She has many people to pay as well as her bills and daily spending etc... All speculation on my part.. but it makes more sense than some of the other bs scenarios I am reading.

None of this matters - the fact remains that this little boy is missing and 2 people are dead. No excuse for any of it, and what Jennifer has bought her family or not bought for her family is really irrelevant. The what if's and should have's are not going to bring them back or find the boy. I will keep praying for the safe return of little Julian, and I encourage the believers to pray as well.

2085 days ago
73.

STOP THE MADNESS!!    

Please STOP blaming Jennifer for this tragedy! It has been stated several times the Jen wanted to her mom to move, but Darnell loved her home. The Hudson family refused to let Jennifers fame change their way of life! I feel sorry for the SAD individuals who come to this website posting such ignorant comments! If you are gonna post this stuff atleast KNOW WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT!! Regardless of how you think these people live, they didn't deserve to be murdered this way! Also, LAYOFF the Older sister, her ESTRANGED husband has yet to be charged with a crime. According to reports she put him out months ago, so layoff of her until more facts are revealed!

The surviving Hudson family members have my deepest sympathies.....

2085 days ago
74.

get your facts straight tmz    

The fact that she married a convicted felon guilty of trying to kill someone and the fact that he's threatened to kill Julia's family, but she never went to the police.

Something was bound to go wrong.

2085 days ago
75.

Adrienne    

71. Here's the timeline:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-hudson-crime-summary-26-oct26,0,2834392.story


Posted at 5:29PM on Oct 26th 2008 by Luciana
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Thanks for the info, it's very detailed :)

2085 days ago
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