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Police Confirm: Jennifer Hudson's Nephew Found Dead

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Police Confirm: Jennifer Hudson's Nephew Found Dead

Chicago police on the city’s West Side Monday morning. (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago police say the body of a child found in an SUV has been identified as Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew. Julian King had been missing since Hudson’s mother and brother were found shot to death in the home they shared Friday. Jennifer Hudson identified the body at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office Monday afternoon.

Julian had been the subject of a frantic search since the killings, which Chicago police have characterized as “domestic related.” Authorities have been questioning Hudson’s sister’s estranged husband, who is being held in state custody on a parole violation. No one has been charged in the slayings.
Jennifer Hudson had offered $100,000 for information leading to her nephew’s safe return. He is the son of Hudson’s sister, Julia Hudson.

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