Hudsons Beg for Boy's Return

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2008 7:32 PM CDT
Jeremy Walker, right, and Bobby Moore pray at a makeshift memorial outside the family home of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson in Chicago, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2008.   (AP Photo/David Banks)
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(Newser) – Jennifer Hudson's family is begging for the singer's 7-year-nephew to be returned as details emerge about a suspect in the case, the Chicago Tribune reports. “All I ask, I don’t care who you are, just let my baby go," said Jennifer's sister Julia, mother of missing Julian King. “It hurts. I don’t know what else to do besides pray.” Jennifer Hudson helped the family identify the bodies of her mother and brother overnight.

Meanwhile police are investigating the crime scene and have called the FBI for help, on the chance King was taken across state lines. Julia's husband, William Balfour, 27, was picked up by police yesterday as a "person of interest" in the case. The troubled couple was planning to divorce and were kicked out of the house last winter by Hudson's mother.