UPDATE: Jennifer just added a ton of pictures of Julian to her MySpace picture section in an album called “My Missing Nephew Julian King”. View the photos HERE.
ETA: Jennifer and her family are offering a $100, 000 reward for the safe return of Julian
Jennifer Hudson and her family appealed to the public today for the return of her nephew, Julian King, via Jennifer’s My Space. The police have intensified the search, particularly in the vicinity of the Hudson home. William Balfour considered “a person of interest” in the case, has been been moved into state custody, but has yet to be charged.
The latest news report from the Associated Press:
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson appealed on Sunday for the public’s help in finding her 7-year-old nephew, missing since the shooting deaths of her mother and brother.
City police transferred custody of the man labeled a “person of interest” in the shooting deaths to state authorities.
An Amber Alert remained in effect Sunday for young Julian King, who disappeared on Friday, the day the bodies of his grandmother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and 29-year-old uncle Jason Hudson were found in the home they all shared on the city’s South Side. The deaths were ruled homicides.
The Amber Alert listed William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson’s sister, Julia Hudson, as a suspect in a “double homicide investigation.” Julia Hudson is the missing boy’s mother
Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond said authorities considered Balfour a “person of interest” in the case but he had not been charged.
That poor little boy. And in the meantime, Jennifer took on the grim task of identifying the bodies… From TMZ:
The 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.
“Thank you all for your prayers and your calls. Please keep praying for our family and that we get Julian King back home safely. If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately. Here is a picture of Julian and what he was last seen wearing. Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time.”
The Hudson Family