Jhud Identifies Her Nephew’s Body

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

It’s been reported that Jennifer Hudson confirms that the body is that of nephew, Julian King:

Jennifer Hudson endured more heartbreak Monday when she identified the body of her 7-year-old nephew – found shot to death in an SUV – at the Chicago city morgue. The Oscar-winning actress and singer, who grew up in the Windy City, journeyed to the coroner’s office, where the body of little Julian King lay on a gurney covered with a white sheet. “Yes, that is him,” Hudson said quietly when she saw the boy’s face on a video screen, said Sean Howard, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office. For Hudson, whose mother and brother were found slain Friday, it brought the devastating death toll in her family to three. Still, she did not buckle under the grief: “She was just brilliant and strong,” Howard said. “Her last words to me were, ‘Just tell the general public once again to respect my family’s privacy.'”Hudson said her faith in Jesus Christ “was going to get her through that,” Howard said. “Those were her words.”As she left the facility, Hudson’s bodyguards held umbrellas to hide her anguish. Nobody has been charged with the murders, but cops are holding William (Flex) Balfour, 27, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister Julia, at a state prison for a parole violation. “We’re following any lead we can get right now,” said city Police Superintendent Jody Weis. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Julian had been shot once in the head and was dressed in basketball shorts and a stained white T-shirt. Julian vanished Friday from his home on the gritty South Side after Hudson’s mom, Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother Jason Hudson, 29, were gunned down. Jennifer Hudson, 27, who won an Oscar for her role in “Dreamgirls,” and had remained tight with her family, immediately flew home and offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to Julian’s safe return. The hope that he was still alive was dashed Monday morning when Julian was found on the floor of a Chevy Suburban truck that had belonged to his murdered uncle. Balfour, Julian’s stepdad, has a long rap sheet: He has spent nearly seven years behind bars for attempted murder, vehicle hijacking and possession of a stolen vehicle. Out on parole, he was shacked up with another woman in a violent, drug-infested neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago near where Julian was found. “He’s like a cool little cat,” an upstairs neighbor of Balfour’s girlfriend said of the ex-con. It was a dog walker who spotted the suspicious truck and called the cops, and it matched the one sought in an Amber Alert issued after Friday’s double murder. As police searched weed-strewn vacant lots and alleys, neighbors said they noticed the truck Sunday. “I’d seen it out there three or four times Monday,” one woman, who would not give her name, said. She could not explain why she didn’t call police.

Such a tragedy.


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    Damn this is so so sad 😦

  • leave it be..(i finally got some jelly beans) enjoying her Harvest bar


  • Tonya

    I pray that God will give the family Peace!

  • Necy

    OMG, I can’t help but cry for him!!!! and for his family… and hope that the rumors out there are untrue( about his mom possibly having something to do with this)

  • finally17nluvinit

    thats sad,…i feel4her right now….man,dats y when i get famous,im immediately moving my mom from where we live now….jealousy breeds envy….

  • UpgreydU

    My heart goes out to the entire Hudson family. 😦

  • Lisa

    This shines the light on what’s really important in life. At the end of the day, she’d trade it all in for her family back. I pray that she will find strength in the Lord who is gracious in healing so that she can go on and realize and fulfill her God given purpose in life.

  • Don't mind me

    They must be in so much pain how unbearable

  • maria-ales

    the kid didn’t deerve it, u can’t pop pipo like flies.

  • tish

    i pray that God may strenghten you throughout this difficult time of your life. i am so sorry to hear this. just know your not alone remember the FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND. I give u my love and support jen. take care.

  • UpgreydU

    In unfortunate situations like this one, is it fair to place the blame on anybody?

    No. But, I am really looking at that sister with the side eye because poor choices favor poor results.

  • Creole Baby Don't Wear Ree-bok He Wear N-ike

    my oh my

  • Whatchaknoaboutdat?

    That is sooooooo jacked up…. I’m praying that they find peace through all of this.

  • Cauli

    This is soo sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Bella


  • Ieshia



    Man it takes a cold blooded person to kill anyone but to shoot a child in the head that’s just plain EVIL.

  • Ieshia


  • dfiestyone

    These senseless murders are uncalled for and whomever is responsibly for these henious murders, may they rot in hell. They need to be sentenced to the room where inmates are sent to get the lethal injection!!!!!!!

    I will pray for JHUD and her family through their grieving time!! May God bless them!

  • Jolie_Papillon

    I am still tripping….What is or was the motive…The kid, the mother and the brother? Why didn’t the sister identify the kid…What is really going on here?

  • ShavonDenise

    This is so sad. How can you kill a kid? Shot him in the head??? Signs the world are coming to an end.

  • Jolie_Papillon

    The sister found them shot when she came home…came home from work..the store…or? Is there a 911 tape or did she just call Jennifer to tell her what happened…something just aint right…just not lining up right…give the guy in custody a lie detector test and the sister too…

  • So Sad for J. Hud

    I am HEARTBROKEN for Jennifer Hudson. It’s like you hate to place blame – but WTF – her fat sister with the ex-con — why was he even around her — not to mention her child? She looks like a fat, greedy beast who from what reports are saying was trying to help her husband extort money from Jennifer with this entire mess – but then it went wrong, so wrong – and her family was killed…. a criminologist where I work casually mentioned yesterday that these types of plots are very common when you have someone who tries to get exorbitant amounts of money from a wealthy relative and then the plot falls apart — I bet her sister thought that her husband could get some of his friends could grab the boy for “ransom” and then get the money and let him go….they probably did not think that that boys uncle and grandmother would go down swinging to save that boys life — my family would hav too — the sisters lack of any remorse and calm voice equilibrium are other indicators in times of high body stress that she is trying to decive the public in some manner…..i’m not saying she had to be all broken up and falling on the floor – but you’ll notice in most cases, evidence shows, where the person people dont suspect (i.e. the mther) usually is too calm at the press briefing 0 remember scott /lacy peterson, and many others….they need to look at her sister hard —- i hate the fact that she lost her son and family – they ere so precious – and wer jhuds real supprt system — but i just feel in my gut that moroe will come out w/r/t her involvment in the matter……in any event black women – stop being so f*ckin dedsperate to have someone in your bed that you expose yourself and your family to thugs with nothing to lose and everything to take (i.e., taking the lives of your family members) – i’m out!

  • cutie pie*kindly putting people on blast est.1985*

    I wish the hudson family love and strength because those two elements will help them get through this very rough time….

  • First Lady

    Here name is Ms. Jennifer Hudson. You all need to show some respect for her name at least in the time of this traumatic ordeal, she is going through. It should say, “Jennifer Hudson identifies Julian Hudson’s Body”. SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR HER AND HER FAMILY.

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