Dead child discovered in a white SUV

Investigators searching for Jennifer Hudson‘s missing 7-year-old nephew in Chicago have found a young boy’s body in a white car.

When an Amber Alert to find Julian King was issued on Friday – after his grandmother and uncle were murdered – a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois numberplates was connected to the case.

Jennifer, 27, who has offered a $100,000 reward for the safe return of the little boy, will be hoping desperately that the child is not her 4ft 11in nephew who was wearing a striped brown polo shirt and khaki trousers when he disappeared.

On Saturday, her sister Julia made a tearful plea to whoever was holding Julian.

‘My greatest fear has already happened, my greatest hope is for having my child. I just want my son,’ she told reporters. ‘That’s all I have to say. Just let my baby go.’

Julia’s estranged husband (Julian’s stepdad), William Balfour, is in police custody.