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Police Confirm Body of Jennifer Hudson's Nephew

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Chicago police confirmed that the body of a young boy is the nephew of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.

Seven-year-old Julian King had been missing since Friday – the same day his grandmother and uncle were found shot dead in their Englewood home.

Julian’s body was found in a SUV on Chicago’s West Side this morning.

BOND: He did suffer from a fatal gun shot wound. Monique Bond is spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department. At a news conference this afternoon, officials released few details.

An amber alert had gone out for Julian. It was canceled this morning when someone called the police about a suspicious vehicle parked on the street. That vehicle had the young boy’s body.

Julian’s mother is Julia Hudson, the sister of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson.

Police say there is no suspect, but Julia Hudson’s estranged husband is a person of interest. Police also say whoever committed the crimes likely knew the family.

I’m Natalie Moore, Chicago Public Radio.

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