Award winning actress and plus size role model Jennifer Hudson is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of her seven year old nephew, who has been missing since Friday.
Jennifer issued the appeal after the double shooting of her mother Darnell Donnerson and her brother Jason Hudson at their home in Chicago on Friday. Seven year old Julian King was staying with his grandmother when the murders took place and he has not been seen since.
Julia Balfour, Jennifer's sister and mother of the missing boy, made an emotional plea for the safe return of her son yesterday. “All I ask, I don’t care who you are, just let my baby go, please,” Julia Balfour said at a news conference Saturday night. “I just want my son.”
Police have launched a statewide campaign to find the child but Hudson, who spent the weekend identifying the bodies of her loved ones, has stepped up the search for her nephew by offering the money and urging anyone with any knowledge of his whereabouts to come forward.
Hudson's representative Lisa Kasteler made a statement saying - '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. We ask that all inquiries be directed to the Chicago Police Department, Area 1 Detective Division at 312/747-8380.'
The double edged sword of celebrity hits again as jennifer is able to publicise the search for her nephew, but at the same time is unable to mourn the death of her mother and brother privately. My thoughts are with Jennifer and I pray for safe return of her nephew.