American Idol 3 finalist and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were found dead Friday, and her seven-year-old nephew is missing.
She “and her family offered a $100,000 reward Sunday for the safe return of her missing nephew,” Julian King, the AP reports. Jennifer is in Chicago with family, and “the Cook County medical examinerâ€™s office confirmed she had identified the bodies of her mother and brother, Darnell Donerson, 57, Jason Hudson, 29.
Chicago police have “William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudsonâ€™s sister, Julia Hudson, as a suspect in a ‘double homicide investigation,’” who “had been in police custody since Friday”; he “is on parole and spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle,” according to the AP.
Today, this message was posted on Jennifer’s MySpace blog, attributed to the Hudson Family: