Jennifer Hudson’s Mother And Brother Found Murdered In Their South Side Chicago Home! Seven Year Old Missing! Suspect Family Friend!
The mother and brother of Academy-Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found dead in their south side Chicago home late Friday afternoon. A family member reportedly entered the home around 3pm to discover Darnell Donerson, 57, shot to death lying on her living room floor. Jason Hudson, 29, was found dead in a bedroom. According to police, the homicides appear to be the product of a domestic dispute.
A grandson living in the home of Darnell Donerson was apparently missing from the scene and authorities immediately issued an Amber Alert for seven year old Julian King. William Balfour, 27, who resided in the home with Donerson and Hudson, is also missing. Balfour, currently on parole, spent seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Jennifer Hudson’s publicist released this statement:
We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson,” Hudson’s personal publicist, Lisa Kasteler, said in a statement. “No further comment will be made and the family has asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.”
Jennifer Hudson, who won an Academy Award in 2007 for best supporting actress in the movie ”Dreamgirls,” has the #1 Billboard Hot R & B/Hip Hop spot this week with her debut song, “Spotlight.” Hudson also starred in the blockbuster of the summer, “Sex and the City.” She is one of the co-stars in the newly released movie “Secret Life Of Bees.”