The mother and brother of the singing/acting star Jennifer Hudson were found dead inside a home in Chicago's South Side neighborhood on Friday after a shooting took place. Hudson's brother-in-law William Balfour was arrested as a prime suspect in the crime. The singer's seven year-old nephew and Balfour's stepson, Julian King,
is currently missing and the city has issued an Amber Alert to find
the boy. Balfour plead guilty in 1999 to attempted murder and vehicular hijacking and was released in 2006 after serving seven years in prison.
Jennifer Hudson released a statement on her MySpace blog saying “Please keep praying for our family and that we get Julian King back home safely, If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately. Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time."
The R&B superstar was recently featured in the movie "The Secret
Lives of Bees" alongside Alicia Keys and Queen Latifah.