UPDATE: Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother found dead; nephew kidnapped

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were found shot in their Chicago home today, and her nephew 7-year-old Julian King is missing from the scene, according to TMZ:

Police are looking for William Balfour, who they claim could be with the missing 7-year-old. According to records, Balfour listed Hudson’s mother’s address as a place of residence within the last year. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections website, Balfour is currently on parole after serving jail time for attempted murder.

To all my Chicago readers, police are looking for a 1994 white Suburban with the license plate X584859. I included pics of Julian and the suspect William Balfour. If you have any leads, call the authorities and, seriously, DON’T BE A HERO. This guy is armed, dangerous and won’t think twice about shooting you. Be safe.

The Superficial sends its sincerest condolences to Jennifer Hudson and hopes to see Julian safely returned to the comfort of his family.

UPDATE: TMZ is reporting Jennifer’s sister Julia (Julian’s mother) drove her bus shift today and hasn’t been seen since. Jesus. Here’s hoping this is the end of the bad news.

UPDATE: William Balfour has been taken into custody and is refusing to cooperate with authorities on the whereabouts of Jennifer Hudson’s nephew Julian King who is still missing, according to FOX Chicago.

Photos: WENN, TMZ