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Body Found

Matches Missing Boy

10/27/2008 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chicago cops have found the body of a child and are investigating whether it's the body of Jennifer Hudson's nephew, Julian King. The medical examiner has not yet made an ID, but we are now told the body is that of a 7-year-old African American boy, the same age and race as Julian.


The body was found inside a 1994 white Chevy Suburban. It is the same SUV owned by Jason Hudson, the murdered brother of Jennifer. Before his arrest, cops were looking for William Balfour, the suspect and estranged husband of Jennifer's sister. The license plate of the Suburban matches Jason's SUV.

The SUV was found a few miles from the area where cops arrested Balfour.

The SUV is now being towed from the scene. Unclear if the body is still at the scene. No ID so far.

Neighbors say the vehicle has been parked there since Saturday. Balfour was arrested Friday night.

The SUV has been towed with the body still inside the vehicle. The SUV is now at a police garage in Chicago.

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91.

Jean    

59. Whoever did this wanted to hurt Julia Hudson. Their motive was evidently revenge. This is evident by them killing almost everyone in her family while she was at work. What's most important, is that they waited until Friday- the day her son didn't go to school to strike. It seems like they also knew Julia wouldn't be home. I think William did it to hurt her since she was talking about divorcing him. It was either that or drug related. This should serve as an example for women everywhere- Be careful who you let into your lives!!! Her poor decision driven by low self-esteem created a tragic fate for her entire family. God Bless Jennifer, may he give you the strength you need to endure these difficult times.

Posted at 10:45AM on Oct 27th 2008 by diva3serita


WOW, WHAT A TRUE STATEMENT. We all should be very careful in who we get into relationships with. Yes, they may sweep us off our feat in the beginning, but we need to know their history, how he/she treats their family etc. With this guy, he had a criminal background that included violence. That was a sign that if things were to get bad in the relationship, he may turn to violence.

I feel so bad for Jennifer, her sister and the rest of the family. Please, please let's continue to pray for them. I just feel so sad right now....

2135 days ago
92.

Kim    

I pray there is a special place in HELL for anyone who hurts a child

2135 days ago
93.

eat a dam twinkie you skank!!    

This is why I hate living in a "BLUE" state! IF this were Texas this sicko would be getting the death penalty!!!!!!

2135 days ago
94.

ANGELA    

LORD LORD HAVE MERCY!

2135 days ago
95.

Mary    

I feel extremely sad for the Hudson Family. There was no need to murder the innocent little boy!! He had nothing to do with it. My prayers go out to Julia right now. My deepest sympathy!! William should get the death penalty for killing the whole family.

2135 days ago
96.

HEY IDIOTS!    

73. They just said that one of the neighbors confronted the police chief because he himself called and reported the suv on Saturday morning and no one came out to check on it..... don't jump to conclusions so soon about the neighbors. He said he called and that at least one other neighbor called.

Posted at 11:01AM on Oct 27th 2008 by duh!!

74. #67: If you just watched the segment above on FOX CHICAGO, they had a police conference and a man walked up and said, "I CALLED YOU SATURDAY MORNING TO TELL YOU THIS VEHICLE WAS SITTING IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE AND NO ONE CAME. AS A CONCERNED CITIZEN, WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG??" THEREFORE SOMEONE DID REPORT THE VEHICLE BEFORE REWARD MONEY WAS OFFERED IDIOT





HEY EVERYONE GUESS WHAT? JUST AS THE TWO STATED ABOVE, PEOPLE DID REPORT THE VEHICLE MISSING SATURDAY MORNING AND THEY JUST SAID THIS ON FOX NEWS CHICAGO ON THIS VERY PAGE. TRY DOING SOME RESEARCH BEFORE BLAMING PEOPLE FOR NOT REPORTING THE VEHICLE.

2135 days ago
97.

iloverock&roll    

Lam makes a good point about the no snitching. Unfortunately it's a problem that raises the old question of what came first the chicken or the egg. The "black community" is not policed the same as the rest of society. This distrust coupled with high violence leads people to fear the police. The beliefe is that they may not be there to serve and protect you. If you speak out, you may be the one killed, or worse your loved ones.
At the end of the day, any animal sick enough to murder a 7 year old needs to be punished in ways I dare not to describe in this message.
This is a sad and sick world.

2135 days ago
98.

HEY IDIOTS!    

#82 & 59: ummmm TMZ already reported Friday that the motive was revenge and it was over a stolen/sold car and Julia's MySpace lead to some evidence of this. Try rereading on the issue.

2135 days ago
99.

Bring Julian Home    

I have a question. Does anyone know if Julia is a city bus driver or a school bus driver? If she is a school bus driver - since there was no school Friday in Chicago..... why would she need to go to work? Do school bus drivers report to work on Teacher Work Days? I am asking because I don't know.

Im praying she had nothing to do with this. May Julian's killer be caught and dealt with, and may Julian rest. :( Im heartbroken.

2135 days ago
100.

Elle    

This is such a nightmare.
How can anyone hurt such a beautiful innocent child?

I pray that justice is served and I pray that Jennifer and her family are able to heal, because the reality of this horror is unbearable.

Fly with the Angels to heaven beautiful boy.


2135 days ago
101.

Hattie    

That is horrible. Balfour was bragging about being married to Jennifers sister and being a proud dad even though he was the step dad. I can't believe someone would be so cold hearted, to not only kill someone's mother and brother, but a little boy. How can Balfour's mom even defend him? It's clear he did it, he spent almost 7 years in jail for ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBING A VEHICLE. If he's attempted it before, why the hell should she believe he's not capable of actually trying again and succeeding? Even as a mother, you can't deny that your son is a murderer.

2135 days ago
102.

mell    

I litrally feel sick and sad reading this as a mother , of a six year old!My thoughts and prayers are with the Hudson family.Hopefully this M.F will get a lifetime prison sentence and/or death!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2135 days ago
103.

Kat    

85. This is why I hate living in a "BLUE" state! IF this were Texas this sicko would be getting the death penalty!!!!!!

Posted at 11:09AM on Oct 27th 2008 by horrible

Illinois does have the death penalty. They temorarily stopped doing the executions because so many who were sentenced to death were proven to be wrongly convicted by the Illinois court system which is one of the most corrupt in the country.

2135 days ago
104.

kmb    

god bless the hudson family and shame on all the neighbors who ignored the initial gunshots allowing the shooter to get away and shame on the neighbors who saw the suv parked for so long and did nothing. rip lil julian you are now with my twin brother and he will take care of you...

2135 days ago
105.

Katie    

I was hoping they would find him alive. This family is already going through so much.

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