11/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jennifer Hudson Tragedy (VIDEO)


The autopsy on Hudson's nephew Julian King revealed that the seven-year-old-boy was killed by gunshots:

UPDATE 10/28

The primary suspect in the killings of three family members related to Jennifer Hudson remains the estranged husband of Hudson's sister, the Tribune reports:

[A] police source said the motive in the killings of Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew could be related to ongoing disputes between the suspect and his ex-wife, Julia Hudson, and her family. One of those disputes was over unpaid car payments, sources said.

William Balfour, 27 remains the focus of the triple-homicide investigation. Hudson's mother and brother had thrown him out of their Englewood house in the past, sources said. Julia Hudson also told police that Balfour had threatened the family.

A source said Balfour told Julia Hudson he would kill her if he found out she had a boyfriend, despite the fact that he had other girlfriends.

Officers questioned Balfour on Friday night, but he stopped talking when police suggested he take a polygraph. Balfour has not been charged in the slayings.

Watch video of the vigil that has formed around the Hudson family's Englewood home:


Chicago police Supt. Jody Weis said Monday afternoon that the boy's body found in an SUV early this morning is 7-year-old Julian King, actress Jennifer Hudson's nephew.

Watch Weis' press conference:

Police searching for Jennifer Hudson's missing 7-year-old nephew found his body Monday in the same SUV sought in the manhunt for the boy.

Click here for the latest news in the investigation.

People flocked to the Hudson family's South Side home when word spread Monday that a body had been found:

The white SUV in which the boy was found was towed by Chicago police around 7 a.m. Monday:

The Hudson family's pastor was informed that a boy's body was found by NBC 5 reporter Carol Marin. Watch his live response: