Sunday, October 26, 2008
Police arrested Balfour at his pregnant girlfriend's Southwest Side apartment a few hours after the bodies were found, but the boy was not with him. The Amber Alert remains active.
Chicago police said today that Balfour has been transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections on a violation of parole. Police said the violation is "independent of this investigation," but an Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman said Balfour violated his parole by being a "person of interest" in the murder case and possibly involved in the disappearance of the 7-year-old.
Though an alert released Friday identified Balfour as a suspect in the murders, Chicago police this weekend have said he is only a person they were interviewing. He has not been charged in the murders.
Jennifer Hudson has announced that she and her family are offering a $100,000 reward for the return of her 7-year-olf nephew
Police are questioning a suspect in the killings of Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother, according to published reports, and are searching for a boy missing from the scene.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, William Balfour, 27, has been taken into custody.
On his MySpace page, Balfour says he is married to Jennifer Hudson's sister Julia Hudson and has a stepson.
The Associated Press reports that Balfour is on parole and spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle.
Julian, the missing boy, is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He was wearing a brown polo shirt with stripes and khaki pants when last seen, authorities said in the Amber Alert.
A 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban usually at the house was also gone, authorities said at an evening news conference.
The Amber Alert said Julian, who police said was Donerson's grandson, could also be the Suburban or in a teal or green Chrysler Concorde with a temporary license plate, a left front headlight hanging out and scratches on the left side.
Mrs Windy extends my deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family