Meanwhile, the Oscar-winning actress and six relatives viewed a closed-circuit TV screen at the morgue Monday afternoon and identified the body of Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew Julian King. The Chicago Sun Times reports, "The identification came from Hudson. 'She said, "Yes, that is him," according to Sean Howard, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office. 'Jennifer Hudson was incredibly strong for her family, she was leader in that group and kept her composure.' "
The singer's mother and brother were found shot to death in their Chicago home on Friday. Hudson's nephew, the son of her sister, was missing from the crime scene and an Amber Alert was issued over the weekend. The boy's body was found Monday morning in a missing white SUV.
In custody is the boy's stepfather, 27-year-old William Balfour, married to Hudson's sister Julia. Balfour was estranged from his wife and police say his "girlfriend contradicted his alibi and told police that he was involved in the slayings."
The Tribune reports Balfour has previously threatened Julia Hudson and her family and a weekend argument over unpaid bills may have sparked Balfour's rage. "When Julia Hudson arrived Friday morning at Sunrise Bus Co. on payday and discovered her wages had been garnished because of unpaid car payments. Sources said Balfour had taken her car months earlier but promised to make the payments on the vehicle. After seeing her pay stub, Julia Hudson called Balfour to complain about the unpaid bills, sources said."
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Report: Child's Body Found in SUV Linked to Jennifer Hudson Shooting [R20]