Barack Obama offers support to Jennifer Hudson, FBI joins search for missing nephew

Presidential candidate Barack Obama offered his condolences to his fellow Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson who he had personally selected to sing the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention in August. The actress/singer’s mother and brother were shot to death in their home while her 7-year-old nephew Julian King was kidnapped. He is still missing. E! News reports:

“Michelle and I were absolutely heartbroken to learn about this unimaginable tragedy, and we want Jennifer and to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We also pray for the swift and safe return of her young nephew.”

The FBI has joined the search for Julian as authorities believe he’s been taken across state lines. His mother, Jennifer Hudson’s sister Julia who was believed to be missing as well, gave a press conference last night pleading for the return of her son:

“I know he’s out there. Just let him go,” Julia Hudson pleaded from the podium of the Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church. The boy’s father, Greg King, stood by her side during the emotional address.
“My greatest fear has already happened,” she continued. “My greatest hope is finding my child.”

Again, the link for Julian King’s Amber Alert.

The Superficial continues to hope for his safe return.