Jennifer Hudson offers $100,000 reward for missing nephew

October 26th, 2008 // 77 Comments

Jennifer Hudson is offering a $100,000 reward for the safe return of her 7-year-old nephew Julian King. He’s been missing since the fatal shooting on Friday of Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother. The AP reports:

In a statement Sunday evening from publicist Lisa Kasteler, Jennifer Hudson appealed to the public for its help, offering the reward and asking that any information be given to Chicago police.
“Jennifer and her family appreciate the enormous amount of love, support and prayers they have received while she and her family try to cope with this tragedy and continue the search for Julian,” the statement said.
Chicago police ramped up search efforts for Julian around the Englewood neighborhood, where Hudson grew up, and transferred custody of a “person of interest” in the killings to state authorities.
“Detectives are working 24 hours on this case,” said Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond. “There’s a lot of forensic evidence. We have to work the evidence and try and solve this case. Most importantly, we want to find the child.”

Attached are the latest pics of Julian and what he was last seen wearing before he went missing. Authorities believe he’s been taken across state lines, but the murder suspect in custody, William Balfour, is refusing to cooperate with law enforcement. The FBI is now involved with the investigation.

Julian King’s Amber Alert.

Photos: INFdaily.com, AP
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  1. nalgon

    nalgon says olgita is a zooker

  2. Josh

    That 100K would have been better spent moving your family out of the ghetto.

    Perhaps you could have bribed your sister not to marry a felon.

    You wait, none of that involves jewelry or rims. sorry my fault.

  3. tubby

    If she was really worried, she’d offer $500,000.

  4. J

    Well the kid is the primary suspect in the murder right?

  5. Blahdeblah

    Problem: Murder suspect not cooperating with authorities with a missing/possibly dead child out there.

    Solution: Turn off the cameras and microphones for 15 minutes due to “unexpected maintenance” and take him out back for a “chat.” Seriously, if you’ve got enough evidence against a guy to convict him for murder without having to even talk to the guy, there should be some exception in the law that lets you beat the living shit out of him until he gives up the whereabouts of his bargaining chip. Might not be able to prosecute him for kidnapping, but if he gets a life sentence for murder, who cares?

  6. M

    Josh – she DID try to get her family out of that neighborhood, but it was home to them and they didn’t want to leave. You can’t force people to make good decisions, unfortunately.

  7. TheTenia

    Check the local Popeyes chicken.

  8. Cynic

    Thanks for handling this seriously, Fish. This isn’t something funny, and while some dickhead commenters are taking the opportunity to be racist, I’d like to think most of the human race would be decent enough to hope they find the little boy safe and sound.

  9. amanda

    if that was my nephew thats noting in this world that would keep me from looking for him + killing whoever it was that took him.
    i wish the family the best of luck.
    noone should have to suffer this way.

  10. guyth

    I just logged on a web named ^^^^^^FitnessKiss. C O M^^ ^^^^ where so many people are discussing about her latest news.

  11. InternetToughGuy

    I usually make shitty comments, but this is serious. I can’t believe people would actually make jokes about this. How fucking sick are you? Kharma has a funny way of working people, just remember that. Whether you believe in it or not is irrelevant. Why anybody want to harm a child is beyond me. You can guarantee that thug piece of shit motherfucker knows where that little boy is. Man, that motherfucker is lucky I am not on that police force, I would give up my badge to beat that motherfucker senseless. He has not rights the minute he decided to take 2 lives and possibly a 3rd. Nothing but trash in the fucking country anymore. We will torture innocent people because they are from the Mid-East, but these fucking cops will let this piece of shit pretend like he has rights. FUCK THAT. God damn these people.

  12. m

    I just hope her nephew is found safe. I am so sorry anyone would have to go through somethig like this :(

  13. Dave

    Obviously it goes without saying, ignore these fools. Most, probably ALL have no idea what it’s like to lose so much like that. I certainly do not.

    I couldn’t imagine what Jennifer Hudson is going through. I truly hope this poor kid is found alive and well.

    It’s bad enough she’s dealing with this, but put this article on the internet, and all of the earth’s dismal mire of feculence that describes most of these people’s comments here.

    Have some fucking respect. You think you know exactly what you’d do until this actually happened. It must be unimaginably painful.

  14. mimi

    It is a tragedy… BUT…

    Get your news from someone legit.

    Not THIS asswipe website.

  15. Sicko

    If I was the owner of the Popeyes Chicken chain, I would sell Kool-Aid and watermelons too.

  16. TheTenia

    Give me a break you whiney pompous cocksuckers. So this chubby idiot is deserving of special respect? Why? Because he is related to a celebrity?! There are literally millions of children suffering all over in unimaginably horrible ways, how many of you talking about respect and karma give any thought of them? How many shelters for sexually abused children do you volunteer at…oh NONE. Thats right, NONE. So spare me, and everyone else the fake indignancy. Channel that passion towards helping someone way more needy and way more deserving. Few less fat slobby american coons certainly won’t be hurting the world.

  17. jonny

    this is the best comment string i have ever read

  18. haggard

    Hmm…I wonder if the story of a missing black kid would be getting this much press if his aunt wasnt famous?

    Probably not.

    Huzzah for socially acceptable racism!

  19. yeah?

    how can you take this seriously when theres sluts like Tara Reid and Kendra Wilkinson to the right? would be hilarious if the kidnapper was a cannibal. oops.

  20. justtheobvious

    2 less obama votes ::))

  21. justtheobvious

    Maybe check Madonna’s, Michael Jackson or Angelina’s house, they might have him and not even realize it.

  22. Josh

    Look on the bright side folks, for his sake, at least he isn’t a little white girl.

    Just dead is a whole lot better than raped, sodomized and dead.

    To make matters worse, f you got fucked in the ass and then had your throat slit by a pedophile would you want Nancy Grace making millions a year off you?

    This little bastard is the luckiest dead black kid of the day. That spot is usually goes to whatever drive by victim happened to be wearing a celtics uniform. 4 leaf clover y0!

  23. Ali

    When it comes to odd news or weird news I havent read anything like this in a a while what is the world coming to?

    http://www.recklessreality.com/2008/09/pickled-shark-nets-18m-at-art-sale/

  24. Mos

    Look, I hate to be the voice of reason here, but this kid is well on his way to becoming yet another obese, diabetic, pain-in-the-ass, eye sore. Sure, he’s cute now because little kids are cute. Give him five years, and all you morons yapping away about karma and sweetness would be all like, “Ewww. Gross. A fat gangsta! Where’s the police to protect me!!!”

    Funny how none of the black posters are acknowledging that this is yet another wonderful example of how there is nothing more dangerous to a black person than another black person. But go ahead, keep blaming whitey for all your problems. Soooo easy that way.

  25. jesus

    does that young primate have downs syndrome? how appropriate that the little fat fucks picture was taken in a restaurant.

  26. Christie

    ok….
    lets make some really witty and sarcastic fucking comments!!!
    you people make me really sick.
    Real people died and a little boy is missing and may possibly be dead.
    Not quite the time to try to be funny smartasses.
    White,black,hispanic,asian…fat,skinny…celebrity or not…
    This is real and this is sad.
    Im praying for their family during this tragedy…
    I hope that this little boy is found safe and ok.

  27. bob

    That 100K would have been better spent moving your family out of the ghetto.

    Perhaps you could have bribed your sister not to marry a felon. Many friends I met on ===sportsdate.com think so too.

  28. Bryan

    @3

    aaaaaaaaahahahahaaa. You think any black person aside from Bill Cosby and Oprah has more in their checking account than you do?

    Do you have any idea how much limited edition nikes, house rental and a lease on a Bentley cost? Plus Rent-A-Center be chargin deposits an shit!

  29. Bloody Bitch

    Really classy comments from some of you people. And I call myself a bitch…

    I hope the child is returned unharmed. Please don’t add more to this tragedy.

  30. THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOO EXTREMELY LOW:
    ……………….kidnapping a kid, folks!!
    you wanna be “TOUGH”?
    ………………………………KIDNAPP THE PRESIDENT!!

  31. Vowo

    US troops invaded Syria. Thanks a lot Jennifer Hudson.

  32. friendlyfires

    I never knew how many cowards and bullies there are in this world, until the World Wide Web was unleashed.

    It’s too bad I’m not a believer in God and Heaven, so y’awl won’t rot in Hell. I still believe in Karma, though.

  33. Nite

    TheTenia – I don’t know what it is that makes you so sure of yourself, but i have an 11 month old baby, who I love more than life itself, I volunteer for boys and girls clubs, my job is CPS where I have to see abuse every day. So for you to so rudely assume that we arent volunteering or caring, just because we are also worried about this 7 year old child, is beyond rude, and almost incomprehensible, and you are the reason children these days are getting hurt, because people like you are out there, not caring about a 7 year old boy, who is probably so scared right now.

    Oh and BTW : Until I searched Google I didn’t even know who Jennifer Hudson was, and I was still worried about this boy.

  34. Josh

    Hey, you find the little tub of pork cracklins, I will say all this to his face. Assuming it isn’t riddled with bullet holes, that is.

    Additionally it’s “Ya’ll”.

  35. Josh

    Hey, you find the little tub of pork cracklins, I will say all this to his face. Assuming it isn’t riddled with bullet holes, that is.

    Additionally it’s “Y’all”.

  36. Justin

    Sad hope she find him
    is it me look at the chiold madonna holding look same. You know she still kids.

  37. Justin

    Sad hope she find him
    is it me look at the chiold madonna holding look same. You know she stills kids.

  38. Mos

    To #33 “and you are the reason children these days are getting hurt, because people like you are out there, not caring about a 7 year old boy, who is probably so scared right now.”

    No, the reason children are getting hurt these days is bad parenting and violence perpetrated mostly by young black men who want to be gangstas. Once liberal mouthbreathers such as yourself admit this, an appropriate solution can be implemented.

    Also, the boy is probably not scared right now. He is probably dead. No more or less sad than all the kids killed in Iraq, or the Congo or the South Bronx. Also, it sounds as though you have an emotional deficiency where you try to make up for your own lack of self worth by “helping” others so that you can congratulate yourself on what a fine person you are.

  39. Queefer Bukakke

    Whoever took the kid has eaten him by now.

  40. steven

    I don’t know what it is that makes you so sure of yourself, ur friends @ sportinglove.com????? but i have an 11 month old baby, who I love more than life itself, I volunteer for boys and girls clubs, my job is CPS where I have to see abuse every day. So for you to so rudely assume that we arent volunteering or caring, just because we are also worried about this 7 year old child, is beyond rude, and almost incomprehensible, and you are the reason children these days are getting hurt, because people like you are out there, not caring about a 7 year old boy, who is probably so scared right now.

  41. TJ

    Fatherless welfare garbage that Obama wants to give taxpayer money to. Criminy.

  42. Kat

    What the hell is the matter with some of you asshats? Crime is perpetrated by CRIMINALS, and NO race or ethnicity has a monopoly on that. It’s funny, I was just reading an article on CNN asking ‘is racism over in America?’. I should send a link to this blog post.

    Because kids are dying in Syria that makes this kid’s trauma less important? How desensitized are you? WhenEVER a child dies, gets kidnapped, or has his family MURDERED right in front of him, it’s a tragedy. And to put someone like Nite (#33) down because she CARES is probably the stupidest thing I’ve heard all day.

    And #38, what’s the ‘appropriate solution’? Round up all the black men under the age of 50 and put them in prison preemptively? Then we should round up all the white people over the age of 50 and do the same, Blue collar criminals that steal from the general population and tank our economy. That way, neither Presidential candidate will be eligible to take the oval office. Wonderful solution. Totally appropriate. You’re so fcuking dumb I doubt you could spell “I.Q.”

  43. Omega

    Racism would be over in America if the blacks would let it. But they don’t want it to go away.

  44. Bickus Dickus

    In related news, She’s offering a $200,000 reward to anyone that’s actually ever heard of her.

  45. Nancy P

    IT WAS GEORGE BUSH’S FAULT!!! HE KIDNAPPED THE SOCIOECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILD!!! THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF WE HADN’T GONE INTO IRAQ!!! GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKING COCKSUCKER MOTHERFUCKERS ASSWIPE BITCHMOTHERFUCKERS!!!

  46. Melissa

    They found him and the Suburban… he’s dead :(

    That’s just horrible….

  47. FACE

    He looks like he was about to have a heart attack. How fat can you let a 7 year old get? The parents should be cited for neglect if they find him

  48. whynot

    this is tragedy and this might not be the time to mention this….. but , Jennifer Hudson has huge knockers. the next time i want to read about her on this site is when she decides to show them off….

  49. Ted Mosby

    Let’s hope they find him alive and well.

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