Chicago police say child's body found in SUV is Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian

Other News Materials 28 October 2008 01:50 (UTC +04:00)

Chicago police say the body of a child found in a sport utility vehicle has been identified as Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, the Associated Press reported.

Julian King had been missing since Hudson's mother and brother were found shot to death in the home they shared Friday.

Jennifer Hudson had offered $100,000 for information leading to her nephew's safe return. He is the son of Hudson's sister, Julia Hudson.

Jennifer Hudson identified the boy's body at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office Monday afternoon.

Julian had been the subject of a frantic search since the killings, which Chicago police have characterized as "domestic related."

Authorities have been questioning Hudson's sister's estranged husband, who is being held in state custody on a parole violation. No one has been charged in the slayings.