Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, and brother, 29-year-old Jason Hudson, were found shot and killed Friday at a Chicago residence.
According to CBS News in Chicago, police were searching for William Balfour, the main suspect in connection to the slaying. Balfour, the husband of Jennifer Hudson’s sister, was reported as last seen driving a white Chevy, license plate X584859. He is currently on parole, and has served jail time previously for attempted murder.
According to the Associated Press, there is an ongoing investigation. Deputy Joseph Patterson stated that Hudson’s mother was found shot on the living room floor, and her brother in a bedroom. There was no sign of forced entry.
Jennifer Hudson is a former American Idol contestant, who is most known through her role in the movie “Dreamgirls” and her most recent role in “The Secret Life of Bees”. Her engagement to David Otunga, better known as Punk on VH1’s reality show “I Love New York” has also caught national attention.
Hudson is known for giving tremendous credit to her mother for her successes. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this time.