Just minutes ago, devastating news today for Jennifer Hudson’s family. The Chicago police have announced they have found the body of a young black boy, matching the license plate of the missing SUV issued in the amber alert.

Police did not immediately release the boy’s identity but local media reports said a vehicle in which the body was found belonged to Hudson’s slain brother, Jason, 29. Police had issued an alert on Friday saying the boy may have been abducted in that vehicle.

Yahoo Reports:

Police searching for Jennifer Hudson‘s missing 7-year-old nephew found the body of a young boy Monday in the same SUV that was the part of the massive manhunt.

Authorities didn’t identify the body of a young black boy found in the SUV Monday. But police Cmdr. Wayne Gulliford said the license plate on the SUV found Monday matched the one sought in an Amber Alert issued after the singer’s mother and brother were found shot to death at home Friday.

Julian King, 7, hasn’t been seen since the killings. He lives in the home where the shootings took place.

His his Oscar-winning aunt offered $100,000 Sunday for information leading to his safe return. Julian is the son of Jennifer Hudson’s sister, Julia Hudson.

The Amber Alert listed William Balfour, the estranged husband of Julia Hudson, as a suspect in a “double homicide investigation.” He is not the boy’s father and has not been charged in the slayings.

Police said they did not have a motive for the killings but called the case “domestic related.”

This is just a horrible tragedy and such a senseless crime. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Just so very sad.

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