Cops Find Gun Linked to Hudson Murders

Discovery could be major break in case
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2008 1:49 AM CDT
A photo originally released Oct. 24, 2008, by the Chicago Police Department shows 7-year-old Julian King. Chicago Police confirmed Monday, Oct. 27, 2007, that the body of a young black boy found in an...   (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department, File)
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(Newser) – A .45 caliber handgun, which could be the murder weapon used to kill Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, has been found by police, reports the Chicago Tribune. The gun was discovered in an alley close to the spot where the body of 7-year-old Julian King was discovered in the back of a Chevy Suburban.

Several other undisclosed "small bits of evidence" were also recovered next to the gun, which was nestled in thick shrubs in a vacant lot, officials said. Police have named Jennifer's Hudson's estranged brother-in-law a suspect in the case, but he has not yet been charged.