UPDATE: Jennifer Hudson’s nephew’s body reportedly found

October 27th, 2008 // 169 Comments

God, I was hoping it wouldn’t end like this: Authorities have found the body of a 7-year-old African-American child in a White Suburban that was owned by Jennifer Hudson’s late brother. The SUV was believed to have been stolen by William Balfour and was reportedly the center of the domestic dispute that ended in the fatal shooting of Jason Hudson and his mother. TMZ reports:

The body was found inside a 1994 white Chevy Suburban. It is the same SUV owned by Jason Hudson, the murdered brother of Jennifer. Before his arrest, cops were looking for William Balfour, the suspect and estranged husband of Jennifer’s sister. The license plate of the Suburban matches Jason’s SUV.
The SUV was found a few miles from the area where cops arrested Balfour.
The SUV is now being towed from the scene. Unclear if the body is still at the scene. No ID so far.
Neighbors say the vehicle has been parked there since Saturday. Balfour was arrested Friday night.
The SUV has been towed with the body still inside the vehicle. The SUV is now at a police garage in Chicago.

I don’t want to get all talk radio on you guys, but I seriously hope they figure out who did this and throw the book at him. And by book I mean the electric chair. You have to have no fucking soul to kill a child. What the hell did he do to you? Just a terrible ending to a terrible series of events.

The Superficial’s deepest, heartfelt condolences to the family of Jennifer Hudson.

UPDATE: Julian King’s Amber Alert has been called off, according to TMZ. Not good.

Photo: AP

  1. Uncle Eccoli


  2. Mary

    So unreal. Prayers and thoughts to her family.

  3. Mary

    So unreal. Prayers and thoughts to her family.

  4. daharia

    Thats truly devastating. That poor girl and her family, can’t imagine being in such a situation.

  5. isitin

    Poor child, R.I.P.

  6. Jrz

    Oh, but they’ll get a trial on the taxpayer’s dime, and there will be endless discussions about THEIR rights…blah blah blah blah blah, and in the meantime a little boy and his grandmother and uncle are dead.

    Fuck it, shoot ‘em down on the spot. Take them out of society. They don’t deserve shit.

  7. g

    Truly, is there any punishment other than death for this demon?

  8. bootlips

    Blacks glorify thug behavior. The community embraces it and hates any cop that tries to stop it. In the end, we should give blacks 4 states for just themselves and let them live like they were meant to live.

  9. friendlyfires

    No death penalty in Illinois, so I hope they torture the guilty SOB everyday for sixty friggin’ years. Every conceivable, unconstitutional, Abu-Gay-rab, Gitmo, Polish Concentration Camp torture they can dish out. If he starts dyin’ revive his ass, just so he can serve out his full tortuous sentence. Oh,and make sure he serves his sentence in the Northern Marianas, best unregulated US dependency, no labor law, no human rights law, no using prisoners as male prostitutes law.

  10. yawn

    people are idiots.

  11. Sir Beers

    what an ass! i sure do hope they give him the chair!

    this is a really sad world we live in.

    may jason rest in peace.

  12. daharia

    #9 is there really any need for that comment? people like you really make me laugh..

    your stupidity is astounding!

  13. twosixs

    Illinois does have the death penalty. Im not for it myself, but I am pretty sure this guy deserves a nice long fry.

  14. KC

    “Special place in hell.”

  15. daharia

    What justice will they get from him being killed anyway? I’d prefer he lived a long horrible life rotting in a jail cell. Thats all he deserves now. Death would be the easy way out for him imo.

  16. noreason

    holy fuck that is sad

  17. cowcat

    Shame on you, #9. You are a heartless freak.

  18. Turbo

    Sure, this sucks, but it happens every day all over the world. Why is it such a special tragedy because one party is famous?

  19. wrong time

    I share the anger and horror and grief of many others. Condolences to the family. But I don’t think this is a time to discuss about death penalty. It’s a time to pray for an innocent child, for a destroyed family. We can discuss later, and as usual, we will discuss heatedly and prolonged. But not now. Too horrible not to stand united in shock.
    (Just try to ignore racist fools like #9. For theories like his, no life on earth is long enough.)

  20. tayla

    thoughts and prayers to the family.
    shame on you, #9.

  21. Kate

    Now, I’m not a supporter of the death penalty, but I’m sure has hell not opposed to daily torture for the next 60 years of this son of a bitch’s life. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hudson family right now as well as their 3 family members who were robbed of their lives.

  22. Mary

    Anyone who brings a comment like 9′s at this point is just looking for Internet Attenshun. Ignore the trolls in a post like this because they’re not worth it. 9 made ONE good point: Three people are still dead.

  23. Frank Rizzo

    #9 Save that for the next Klan meeting you dick. Its amazing that even when we are presented with a story that should bring everyone together, there are still pathetic, sad wastes of human DNA that manage to say something idiotic like that. May God have mercy on you.

    The story itself is incredibly sad, and any words I have will only trivialize the situation.

  24. Kaboom

    Nobody said it’s thooper thad because the kid’s aunt is famous, #19. Well, you did, sorta, but the rest of us are just disgusted that another child has been murdered.

    Your piehole…….shut it.

  25. Grim Reaper

    Electric chair? Nah. Give me a ball peen hammer and leave me alone with him for a few hours. Then let a few hungry pit bulls in to clean up the mess.

  26. blah

    not really appropriate for this site. Its very sad, but this isn’t the place for it. going fowrard, please dont front.

  27. Dumb


  28. Vamp

    First off #9 you are a sad person and shame on you. I’d like to send all ppl like you to go live in… let’s say Alaska.

    I was hoping this story would have something go right like finding the boy alive. My heart goes out to Jennifer Hudson and I hope you are able to heal someday from all this pain and sadness. I can’t even imagine losing so many family members in a horrible way.

  29. LIz

    24 said everything I was thinking except that people like #9 just make me embarrassed to be white, sometimes. The rest of the time I’m trying to function from Love versus Fear.

    Many many condolences and much love to the Hudson family; I cannot imagine the pain she’s experiencing at this moment.

  30. Victoria

    @ 19

    Why is your comment even necessary? It’s times like these where you should STFU if you have nothing considerate to say. And writing “sure, this sucks…BUT” when we’re discussing the senseless killing of ANY child makes you a grade A douche.

  31. Gerald_Tarrant

    Damn, there goes my theory that Madonna kidnapped the boy under the assumption that he was from Malawe.

  32. DUMB


  33. Crystal

    I don’t believe it is bad to bring a this to attention ‘just’ because his aunt is a celebrity. I think it helps us to relate and we put ourselves in the situation. Maybe Jenniffer will end up being a role model with how she handles the situation in the public’s eye. I am so sad for the little boy, god bless his sole. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  34. Bigheadmike

    Sad… Terrible terrible thing… A child..

  35. Susan Cultice

    wow. sad.

    hope they find the guy. then i hope he dies a terrible death, a slow, terrible death.

  36. Racer X

    That’s fucked up.


  37. woodhorse

    my prayers for this poor family. Is there any punishment harsh enough to make up for what that little 7 year old went through? It is said that sinking to the killers’ level to wish for torture won’t bring that little boy back but if we stake thekiller out on an ant hill, won’t that deter another murderer? Oh yeah, the ball gag, I forgot the ball gag. Actually I am not cut out for determinations such as this. I vote send him to some professionals that are already serving time.

  38. venomhed

    “electric chair. You have to have no fucking soul to kill a child.”

    Hahaha, thanks to America’s RELIGIOUS FOOLS beautiful things like Capital Punishment have been slowed down to a crawl or non existent.

    Blame god for everything good and bad. Blame god for letting this child get killed. Blame god for a screwed up world.

    Because god is man made and a total piece of dog shit.

  39. amanda

    as i understand it people that hurt kids dont last long in prison. lets hope this guy lasts long enough to suffer

  40. amanda

    as i understand it people that hurt kids dont last long in prison. lets hope this guy lasts long enough to suffer

    also: #9 youre an asshole, do the world a favor + leave it

  41. Lethal Interjection

    Death Penalty? That doesn’t sound very liberal …

  42. Ha!

    #39 = Asinine. Ever heard of Texas? Open a textbook, you know, any time you like.

  43. HoboCode

    Dude. Is there a moderator here? Delete some of these racist comments. I’m appalled. And this person doesn’t need to be executed they need to be locked up and given psychiatric care. Got that #7, you piece of shit? It would cost the taxpayers MORE in litigation to excute them anyway.

  44. HoboCode

    Incidentally, you know the last time Great Britain executed someone? 1964 people. 1964! That’s how ass backwards this country is.

  45. bootlips

    Blacks have made it impossible to imprison black criminals because the community cries racism every time one of the thugs is put in jail. The black community always claims that blacks are jailed for things that whites wouldn’t be jailed for. So, in order to please the monkeys, the thugs get a slap on the wrist and are allowed to rape, murder, assault, and steal, as much as they want. This is why humans are forced to leave their neighborhoods when black culture shits all over it.

  46. Tamara

    #9 – Not only black people commit crimes. People of different backgrounds all over commit crimes and do really stupid things. That was one rascist comment. Shame on you.

  47. I haven’t been following this story, in fact I just turned on the fish this morning and am trying to catch up. All I have to say is some of you people on here are sick, and that goes for my troll as well. Fuck you!!
    RIP little dude..

  48. Kaboom!

    Why is #7 a piece of shit, HoboCode? Jrz said to shoot the fuckers on site, not go through a lenghty trial.

    Meh…whatever, you’re obviously a fuck up….you think the animals who executed a child should live and go to a psych hospital, as if they can be “cured.”

  49. karatekachick

    Here the thing, we KNOW about this one, it is publicised because his Aunt is in the public spotlight.
    DUH, who in their right mind would list every single death in the world and discuss it?? And just because no one is discussing it here does not mean they don’t care……………….. People can discuss one particular subject
    without bringing every incident of the same subject into the discussion.

    That makes no sense. Shall we discuss the child who died here in town because of a bottle cap a month ago??? ANYONE??? Nope, probably not, but it was topic for discussion on the local boards.

    My sincere prayers go to the family and friends of this family. SO sad, a child is an innocent, no matter what! I am sorry about the adults too, it is so senseless.

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