Body Found in Search for Jennifer Hudson's Nephew
Posted on Mon Oct 27, 2008 09:00 AM PDT

Jennifer Hudson HudsonNephew200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The body of a young boy, believed to be Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew has been found, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

Media reports indicate the boy's body was found inside a vehicle that belonged to Hudson's slain brother, Jason. It is the same vehicle that was the subject of a nation-wide Amber-alert on Friday.

Hudson's nephew, Julian King, has been missing since the actress' mother, Darnell Donerson and Jason Hudson were found shot to death in their Chicago area home.

William Balfour, who had a relationship with Hudson's sister Julia, has reportedly been arrested in connection with the shootings. Balfour's mother told Chicago media that he and Julia had broken-up, but that he had nothing to do with the killings.

On Sunday, Hudson used her official MySpace Blog to express her gratitude for the public's outpouring of support.

"Thank you all for your prayers and your calls. Please keep praying for our family and that we get Julian King back home safely," the blog entry said. "If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately ... Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time."