This is just incredibly sad and tragic news for Jennifer Hudson and her family today. The lifeless body of a young black boy was found in Jason Hudson’s missing SUV. This afternoon, the body was identified by the family, as Julian King. So heartbreaking, the Chicago Tribune cites law enforcement sources who say the boy was shot multiple times while in the back of the vehicle.
As reported on Friday, the mother and brother of Jennifer Hudson, was shot and killed in their Chicago home. It is believed that Julian King was a witness to the crime and kidnapped from the scene. On Friday night, William Balfour the estranged husband of Julia Hudson was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police arrived at the Suburban with Illinois license plate X584859 before 8 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Kolin Avenue, after receiving a call of a suspicious vehicle.
It was found by a 75-year-old who lives on the block, John Louden. He said he has lived on the block for 18 years and worried about people selling drugs in the abandoned building behind it. He saw the SUV while walking his dog. After a double-take, he realized the license plate matched the one police were looking for.
“I didn’t look in there. I didn’t touch it. I knew it was a strange vehicle,” Louden said. He said police showed up in about five minutes after his wife called them. They discovered the child inside. The body was removed and the SUV was towed away for evidence processing. “I feel bad about that baby,” Louden said.
In conflicting reports, one witness said they saw the white SUV parked on Chicago’s west side on Saturday morning. Other witnesses said they did not see the SUV until this morning. If true, it means that there is another suspect involved in the crime. The Chicago police are reviewing surveillance tapes in the neighborhood to see when the vehicle was dropped off.
Also, the Chicago police spent several hours searching the home of William Balfour’s girlfriend. His alibi and timeline conflicts with her statements. Balfour has been transferred to state custody for violation of parole and has stopped cooperating with authorities. His clothing is being tested for gunshot residue.
This is just a senseless and horrible crime. William Balfour or whoever did this, needs to burn in hell for his crime. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer Hudson’s family.