Jennifer Hudson’s Mother, Brother Found Slain

The mother and brother of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found slain in their home on Chicago’s South Side, Hudson’s publicist told CNN on Friday.

“We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson,” publicist Lisa Kasteler said.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert on Friday for a 7-year-old boy who was missing from the scene of the double homicide.


PICTURED: Residents watch behind police tape as police work and investigate in the Englewood neighborhood where 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donnerson, the mother of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, was reported to have been found shot to death on the living room floor October 24, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. According to reports, Hudson’s brother was found dead in a bedroom of the home. Police are searching for a suspect and Donnerson’s missing grandchild.

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