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More Updates On The Hudson Family Tragedy & Lyfe Jenning's Arrest

UPDATE 2: The Hudson family is now offering a $100,000 reward to whoever has information leading to the finding of Julian King.
Jennifer Hudson has posted on her myspace page today a plea to her friends and fans to help find her nephew Julian.  She says:
"Thank you all for your prayers and your calls. 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. Here is a picture of Julian and what he was last seen wearing. Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time."
Jesse Jackson Jr. has spoken out this morning about Julian King being held for ransom.  Neighbors have also confirmed that William had previously threatened to take the child away if Julia "kept playing him".  Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley has also spoken out.  And Sen. Barack Obama has released the following statement to Jennifer and family, as he asked Jennifer to sing the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention a few months ago:
"Michelle and I were absolutely heartbroken to learn about this unimaginable tragedy, and we want Jennifer and to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We also pray for the swift and safe return of her young nephew."
Police and citizens are passing out flyers with Julian's picture mainly on Chicago's South Side. UPDATE: Jennifer has also posted on her Myspace Celebrity Blog a Thank You to her fans:
Thank you all for your prayers and your calls. 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. Here is a picture of Julian and what he was last seen wearing. Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time. Sincerely, The Hudson Family
The 911 tape of someone reporting Lyfe Jennings wildin' out before his arrest has been released.  Check it here.  Lyfe was seen at his estranged girlfriend's (likely the kids' mother) home kicking the door in and yelling "Where are my f'in kids!".  He also got a gun from his car and started shooting in front of the house.  He was arrested after a police chase and car crash a little while later.
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Lyfe gets no sympathy from

Lyfe gets no sympathy from me...ass...
Chica's picture

They need to question Julia.

They need to question Julia. She all up on myspace changing pics and whatnot..adding pics of herself and not her damn SON!!! Her ass need to be questioned cuz she seems suspect. Her son wasnt close to her and on her myspace page she keep talking bout she so bored. I think she has issues and was jealous of her sister's success because she was stuck in Chicago being a bus driver. I know this is a sad time and yall may be like Damn why you accusing her of this..but I'm just calling it how I see it. God bless you Jennifer. You are the only one that had sense to get out of that ghetto neighborhood using your talents.
chocolate's picture

I hope they find the boy

I hope they find the boy alive. So sad i couldn't imagine such a tragedy. I agree with one of the posters i said this weekend they need to question Jhuds ex-boyfriend. Everybody should be questioned, you have to start from the inside and then work your way out.
KC's picture

I can't imagine how it must

I can't imagine how it must feel to not have that little boy with his family where he is supposed to be. I know he must be scared where ever he is. I hope God has him in a tight embrace to keep him calm.
Avanti's picture

sooo lyfe thought by shooting

sooo lyfe thought by shooting at the house, some1 was gonna let him see his kids?!?! okaaaaaaaaayy.. anyway... it's so awful what happened to Jennifer Hudson.. good thing that we serve a mighty God who works out ALL of our situations for our good! praise Jesus
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Wow. This is horrible. I

Wow. This is horrible. I know Jen and sis Julia have to be literally on the edge right now. I will continue to pray for them, in all aspects of this complex tragedy.
SimplyDiva's picture

This is just too tragic...I

This is just too tragic...I cannot imagine having to deal with something like this. I hope that Jennifer finds a good source of strength and support. My heart goes out to her and her family.
Foxy's picture

Both stories only remind me

Both stories only remind me how many irresponsible, disturbed, violent people there are in this world! Whatever the situation was with Jennifer Hudon's brother-in-law and the family was...it surely wasn't reason enough to take the lives of two people and kidnap a child! And Lyfe is just stupid! If yelling & cursing, and firing a gun in front of your ex's house doesn't make her think your responible anough to let you see the kids I don't know what will! *rolling eyes*
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*UPDATE* CHICAGO - Jennifer

*UPDATE* CHICAGO - Jennifer Hudson and her family offered a $100,000 reward Sunday for the safe return of her missing nephew, as investigators looked for forensic evidence near the home where her mother and brother were found shot to death. Mourners dressed in their Sunday best milled outside the childhood home of the singer and Oscar-winning actress, along with investigators seeking clues to the whereabouts of 7-year-old Julian King, the son of Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia. In a statement Sunday evening from publicist Lisa Kasteler, Jennifer Hudson appealed to the public for its help, offering the reward and asking that any information be given to Chicago police. "Jennifer and her family appreciate the enormous amount of love, support and prayers they have received while she and her family try to cope with this tragedy and continue the search for Julian," the statement said. Chicago police ramped up search efforts for Julian around the Englewood neighborhood, where Hudson grew up, and transferred custody of a "person of interest" in the killings to state authorities. "Detectives are working 24 hours on this case," said Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond. "There's a lot of forensic evidence. We have to work the evidence and try and solve this case. Most importantly, we want to find the child." An Amber Alert remained in effect Sunday for Julian, who disappeared on Friday, the day the bodies of his grandmother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and 29-year-old uncle Jason Hudson were found in the home they all shared on the city's South Side. The deaths were ruled homicides. The Amber Alert listed William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia Hudson, as a suspect in a "double homicide investigation." Authorities said the search for Julian would be citywide, but on Sunday residents and officers focused their efforts "in the immediate vicinity" of the home, said police spokesman Dan O'Brien. Police said they did not have a motive for the killings but called the case "domestic related." Bond said Balfour had not been charged. "There's a lot of forensic evidence. We have to work the evidence and try and solve this case," Bond said Sunday. "Most importantly, we want to find the child." Bond said no weapon had been found at the Hudson home, a three-story house sandwiched by vacant lots littered with trash. Investigators on Sunday moved in and out of the home and examined the trash. Mourners stopped by the Hudson home, many laying teddy bears along the chain link fence around the property. Others signed a cross that rested on the fence.
camilla's picture

my prayers go out to the

my prayers go out to the hudson family! i truly hope that julian king is returned safely to his home.
Rom's picture

Sad story... hope they find

Sad story... hope they find him as soon as possible... ALl my prayers to her family ..
Marissa's picture

The One On Oct 26, 2008 at

The One On Oct 26, 2008 at 5:40 pm | Reply | Quote She looks like she could use a pork chop sandwich 3. Two days ago someone mention that there were hate mails being remarked on Jennifer’s myspace. I think they should keep those mails for the FBI to investigate. For all we know the murderer/kidnapper could be very well be one of those bloggers. The One, perfect example of hate that needs to be investigated right now as we speak.
A's picture

1. I hope the FBI is

1. I hope the FBI is questioning Balfour's family as to the whereabouts of Julian. 2. Everbody in Chicago needs to do a neighborhood watch. Be on the look out for any 7 year old boy that resemble Julian. 3. Two days ago someone mention that there were hate mails being remarked on Jennifer's myspace. I think they should keep those mails for the FBI to investigate. For all we know the murderer/kidnapper could be very well be one of those bloggers. 4. Dogs have the best keen sense of smell, maybe they need to use one of Julians clothing to sniff out the whereabouts as to where he might have of last been standing before the incident. 5. I'm sorry to say this but Jennifer's ex-boyfriend needs to be questioned. 6. Balfour's friends and former ex-gang members need to be questioned. 7. Prayer is all we need do for Julian for now as concerned fans, family, & friends. God is the only one that can bring this child home.
A's picture

[quote comment="253870"]Yep

[quote comment="253870"]Yep even Tiffany Pollard aka New York offered condolensces and made a video saying all this ish was petty between them:[/quote] Yeah, that was big of her...I didn't know she had a heart, maybe she'll think before she trashes someone in the future...
camilla's picture

Lyfe should get life, he's

Lyfe should get life, he's personality is just like Julia's husband...His story should not be posted with Julia's story--too spooky...
camilla's picture

Punk has posted pics of

Punk has posted pics of Jennifer's family and a request to help find little Julian on his myspace page as well. I just hope he's supporting Jennifer through this tough period...
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I hope The little boy is

I hope The little boy is safe. Tragic
Sybil Blaize's picture

This is really hearbreaking i

This is really hearbreaking i cant imagine the pain that the devil has set on Jennifer's heart and her family and friens, I hope she stays strong God be her, as we will go through this with her. Everything will be alright I put my trust in god for her and her family, i remeber the night i heard this i jst stayed still for while because all the wonders, opening doors and blessings that Jennifer has been receiving all jst came in y mind i was thinking for very long time why does this have to happen it's such a bad impact, who ever did this should have no heart! I will pray for Jennifer;s nephew to be found alright, God is with him !!
Stoney-Brie's picture

Lyfe Chester Jennings you are

Lyfe Chester Jennings you are a fool!!! God bless Jennifer and her family, I will stay hopeful for the safe return of her nephew.
Audie's picture

Violate this nigg and put him

Violate this nigg and put him back in da cage
TickTock's picture

If a man EVER threatens to

If a man EVER threatens to kidnap your child- IT SHOULD NEVER be taken lightly!....Especially if it's coming from AN ATTEMPTED MURDERER. When you have children, it's best to 'over-react' than to regret later on....NO JUDGEMENT,JUST REAL TALK.
TENDARONI's picture

I keep checking back hoping

I keep checking back hoping for some relatively good news. As far as the Lyfe thing - no words
TheMusicInMyLife's picture

Lyfe is so damn stupid... his

Lyfe is so damn stupid... his story shouldn't have been posted with Jennifer's... Just dumb. I hope they find Jenny's nephew.
Sasha Fierce's picture

I bet you William wish he did

I bet you William wish he did not take that little boy after all...when you got Jesse or even the future president *ahem* talking about it, then you know you're pretty much a wrap, esp. if they find this kid deceased or alive....at the same time, im sad that he was even a part of their lives, if you got an attempted murder charge, you will not be around any of my children, hell nah.....nevertheless, condolences to the family :(
Key2TheCity's picture

Lyfe jennings = wasted talent

Lyfe jennings = wasted talent = H.a.M....he must enjoy jail and getting his butt taken...why else would he do such a foolish thing?!?!?!
Miss Nai's picture

I am keeping J-Hud and her

I am keeping J-Hud and her family in my prayers especially wishing a safe return of her nephew.
Miss Nai's picture

This is just such tragic news

This is just such tragic news for Jennifer and her family. This just shows you that no matter how much fame we are all prone to violence of all levels. Poor Lyfe (Chester) Jennings, what happens now!!!!!
TT&Nae's picture

Wow, So sad..both stories...

Wow, So sad..both stories...
Southerngul's picture

this is truely heartbreaking.

this is truely heartbreaking. family is definately the most important thing.
black_ice's picture

I hope Jennifer and her

I hope Jennifer and her family know that they have the whole world on their side! I am praying for them each night that boy is returned so that the grieving process can began for them.
CHEVY's picture

I hope they find him. This is

I hope they find him. This is all too crazy.
Shuckin' and Jivin''s picture

Yeah eveni[quote

Yeah eveni[quote comment="253870"]Yep even Tiffany Pollard aka New York offered condolensces and made a video saying all this ish was petty between them:[/quote] I heard about what Jennifer Hudson is going through right now regarding the tragic loss of family members, and my heart sank to the floor. All that other nonsense is out the window when something like this occurs. This makes us realize how precious family is to all of us, and how important it is for people to love each other and unite together during times like this that test our faith. I can't imagine what Jennifer must be going through right now. I would like to offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to her and her family, and I'm praying for them. Peace and Blessings, Tiffany
Joja86's picture

Yep even Tiffany Pollard aka

Yep even Tiffany Pollard aka New York offered condolensces and made a video saying all this ish was petty between them:
Joja86's picture

Lyfe Jennings story is very

Lyfe Jennings story is very dissapointing and not nearly as important as Jennifer's nephew missing. I pray that he's returned SWIFTLY in good health.... someone knows where that child is, and they need to speak up or act on good faith and do what's right....
SoSweet85's picture

sad news

sad news
ani's picture

i'm sorry i'm just not all

i'm sorry i'm just not all that interested in the lyfe jennings story
i'm so jaded's picture

Such terrible, terrible

Such terrible, terrible tragedies!!!
sweethoney =)'s picture

2nd

2nd
Bianca's picture

Awful!

Awful!
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