Monday, October 27, 2008

R&N - 10/27/2008 - Evening News


We're sad to announce that officials have reportedly identified the body of child seven-year-old Julian King. The tragic discovery is following the murder of Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson and her brother Jason Hudson at their home in Chicago, Illinois. Julian was staying with his grandmother when the shooting took place, and he has not been seen since.

The Dreamgirls star offered a $100,000 cash reward for her nephew's safe return and authorities issued an Amber Alert in the search for the missing boy, launching a statewide campaign to find him. The young boy was discovered inside a 1994 white Chevy Suburban car in Chicago. The vehicle is said to have been reported missing on Friday, October 24th and neighbours in the area where it was found reportedly told police it had been parked there since Saturday. The brother-in-law, William Balfour, according to is still not an official suspect but is rather a "person of interest".

"We can confirm that the body located inside the vehicle was the body of seven-year-old Julian King," Chicago police superintendent Jody Weis told reporters.
"Today a family and community are grieving but we want them to take comfort in knowing Chicago police and detectives will continue to work around the clock to make sure that justice is served."


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