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SINGER-ACTOR'S MOTHER, BROTHER FOUND DEAD

CHICAGO - The mother and brother of Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Hudson were found slain Friday in a South Side Chicago home, said a publicist for Hudson.

Publicist Lisa Kasteler said Friday that no further comment will be made about the deaths of Darnell Donnerson and Jason Hudson.

Police and officials with the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office did not release identities of the victims.

Hudson was en route to Chicago from Tampa on Friday, ABC News reported.

According to public records, the home is owned by Darnell Donnerson, Jennifer Hudson's mother.

A Chicago police spokeswoman also said a 7-year-old boy was reported missing. Police identified him as Julian King, but they would not say whether he is a relative of the actor. He is 5-feet tall, weighs 135 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. An Amber Alert was issued for the missing boy.

According to a source, the actor's sister reported the boy missing from the home.

The police said that they are searching for a William Balfour as a suspect in the double homicide. They said he was considered to be armed and dangerous.

While police identify Balfour as a suspect in the Amber Alert, he has not been charged.

Public records list one of Balfour's previous addresses as Donnerson's home.

Court records show Balfour pleaded guilty in 1999 to attempted murder and vehicular hijacking.

He also was convicted in a 1998 case of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, the records show.

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