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As of Friday Chicago police confirmed that the .45-caliber found in a vacant lot, was the firearm used in the murders of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, brother and nephew.

The weapon has been positively identified through forensic examination as the weapon that was used in the homicides,” said police Superintendent Jody Weis, according to the Associated Press.

The gun was discovered in the same neighborhood where the body of Hudson’s nephew, Julian King was found. The bodies of Hudson’s mother Darnell Donerson and her brother Jason Hudson were discovered in the family’s home last Friday.

There has not been any charges made yet in the killings, however 27-year-old William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister Julia, is in custody on a parole violation and Police have also made him a “person of interest.”

The Hudson family held a public memorial Sunday at Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. Neither Jennifer or Julia attended.

The family will hold a private funeral services for Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew this afternoon at Apostolic Church of God on Chicago’s South Side.

After Julia Hudson, the sister of Jennifer Hudson, gave a press conference on Saturday with Greg King, the biological father of Julian King. Jennifer Hudson’s publicist, Lisa Kasteler, made and announcement that the Oscar-winning actress and her family are offering a $100,000 reward for the safe return of her missing 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, has been missing since the Friday’s shooting deaths of Jennifer’s mother and brother at the family’s home in Chicago. The family asks that any information be given to the Chicago Police Department. The investigation is ongoing/active and the FBI have joined in the search for Jennifer’s nephew Julian.

*UPDATE* The search for 7-year old Julian King has come to an end after the body of the young boy was found in the white 1994 Chevrolet Suburban that was said to be the car used to kidnap Julian. Our condolences go out to the Hudson family as they go through this trying time. No one could possibly imagine what they are going through.

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Note: WEEN will not be giving minute-by-minute updates about these tragic turn of events, because we want to respect the Hudson family. The updates will be short and far in between. However, we will update you when speculations are CONFIRMED. Again, the Hudson family is in our prayers.