Police investigating the disappearance of Jennifer Hudson's nephew have found the body of a child.
Hudson's seven-year-old nephew Julian King disappeared on Friday (24Oct08) following the murder of her mother Darnell Donnerson and her brother Jason Hudson at their home in Chicago, Illinois.
Seven-year-old Julian King, the son of Hudson's sister Julia, was staying with his grandmother when the shooting took place, and he has not been seen since.
The Dreamgirls star offered a $100,000 (GBP64,100) cash reward for the youngster's safe return and authorities issued an Amber Alert in the search for the missing boy, launching a statewide campaign to find the child.
But now the body of an African-American child has been discovered inside a 1994 white Chevy Suburban car in Chicago - believed to be owned by Jason Hudson - leading to fears that Julian King may already be dead.
The car was found on Monday (27Oct08) and has now been removed from the scene in Chicago by authorities. The body had not been identified as WENN went to press.
The gruesome find was discovered just a few miles from where Julia's estranged husband, William Balfour, was arrested by police, according to TMZ.com. He is currently being quizzed by cops over the slayings.