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Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother Dead

American Idol alum and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson family was struck with tragedy. Both her brother and mother were discovered dead by gun shot at their home in her native Chicago on Friday according to the .

The Chicago Tribune says Jennifer’s mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, was found shot dead in the living. Jason Hudson, 29, Jennifer’s brother was found dead in a bedroom. A relative discovered Donerson and called the officials upon the discovery. It was the officials who then found Jason Hudson. Law-enforcement officials said the deaths resulted from a domestic disturbance.

Her nephew, 7-year-old Julian King, is still missing. The Chicago Tribune describes the boy as 4-foot-11, 130 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, and last seen wearing a striped polo and khakis pants.

The New York Times reports that late Friday William Balfour was arrested according to The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. Balfour resided at the address of Donerson for the last year according to records says TMZ.

The Chicago Tribune says that Balfour, 27, a convicted criminal, was listed as a suspect in the abduction of King. He plead guilty of attempted murder 1999.

Jennifer’s mother lived on the south side of Chicago. Though her daughter has made millions of dollars since leaving Chicago and entering Hollywood, and she could have moved, she decided to stay in the south side. This is an area where gunshots are commonplace which is a reason why when neighbors of Jennifer’s mother heard gunshots Friday morning they did not call the police notes that Chicago Tribune.