Breaking News! The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Balfour is in custody and being interrogated by Chicago Police, Area 1 detectives at this hour (9:30 PM Chicago time). The missing child has not been found. I've been told that the interrogation ended when Balfour demanded a lawyer. He will have a court appearance in the morning for bail purposes. This is where they will appoint an attorney for him and by the afternoon he will be in the Cook County Jail. I suspect even if he’s not charged with murder he will not be bondable because of various parole violations.
Chicago, IL--Chicago police are seeking William Balfour as a suspect in the killing of Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother. Balfour is also suspected in the abduction of seven year-old Julian King.
Balfour should be considered armed and dangerous. He is believed to be driving a white 1994 Chevy Suburban with license plate: X58-4859 or a teal or green Chrysler Concord with a temporary tag with a left front headlight hanging out and scratches on the left side of the vehicle.
When Balfour was last seen he had his hair in "Buckwheat" style braids.
Balfour is the husband of Jennifer Hudson's older sister, Julia. He was a resident of the home where the killings happened.
Here is the Illinois Department of Corrections history of this suspect:
Amber Alert Information:
Abducted Name(s): Julian King
Date/Time Abducted: 10/24/2008 Between 8am and 3pm
Location of Abduction: 7019 S Yale, Chicago, IL
Originating Agency: Chicago Police Department
Contact Person: Area 1 Detective Division
If available, photos are posted at www.missingkids.com
Description of Abduction:
The Chicago Police Department have a confirmed child abduction that occurred at 7019 S Yale, Chicago, IL. Julian King is a male black, 7 years old, 4 feet 11 inches, 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, wearing a brown polo shirt with stripes and khaki pants. Suspect vehicle is a white 1994 Chevrolet Suburban, Illinois registration, X584859. Anyone with information should call 9-1-1 and advise they have an Amber Alert report. This concludes this Amber Alert issued by the Illinois State Police.
My question: What was the Illinois Pardon and Parole Board thinking when the let this mutt go? A source has informed me that Jennifer Hudson appeared on his behalf before the board or at leasst wrote a letter for him.
There is an update here.