Chicago police have confirmed that they have found the body of a child that is the same age and race as Jennifer Hudsons 7-year-old nephew, Julian King.
According to sources, the body was found inside of the white Chevy Suburban that police were seeking, which was owned by Hudsons murdered brother, Jason Hudson.
The vehicle was discovered at 1313 S. Kolin Ave. in the Lawndale section of Chicago by police.
At press time, the medical examiner has not made a positive ID on the body.
Over the weekend, Hudson and her family offered a $100,000 reward for the 7-year-olds safe return.
News of the body is latest chapter to unfold in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of Hudsons 57-year-old mother Darnell Donerson and 29-year-old brother Jason Hudson.
The pair were found dead Friday (October 24) in their South Side Chicago home.
That same day, the entertainers nephew, Julian, turned up missing.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for Julian King and asked people to look out for a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate X584859.
The Suburban was found a few miles from the scene of the crime, according to reports.
Julian is the son of Hudsons sister, Julia.
According to media sources, the Cook County medical examiners office confirmed that Hudson identified her mother and brothers bodies yesterday.
Authorities have taken one person in to custody regarding the case.
William Balfour, the estranged husband of Julia Hudson, is known as a “person of interest” in what has been described as a “double homicide investigation.”
He has not been charged in the crime and has denied involvement in the killings, although he has stopped cooperating with police conducting the investigation.
At this time, police do not have a motive for the slayings, which they label as domestic related.
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama his expressed his condolences via a statement issued over the weekend.
“Michelle and I were absolutely heartbroken to learn about this unimaginable tragedy and we want Jennifer to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time,” Obama said Saturday (October 25).