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Jennifer Hudson's Mother Slain; Nephew Missing

Jennifer Hudson's Mother Slain; Nephew Missing

Police gather where two bodies were found at a home listed under the same name as Jennifer Hudson’s mother. (AP Photo/Mark Carlson)

Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were found shot dead today at a home in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. And, an Amber Alert has been issued for Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew, Julian King. Williman Balfour, 27, is a suspect in the shooting deaths of Hudson’s mother and brother, and is in police custody. King’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Illinois Department of Corrections records show that a man named William Balfour has served seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle. He is out on parole. Authorities say the deaths of Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson, appear to be the result of domestic abuse.

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