Police are Questioning William Balfour over the Hudson's Murders

Police are questioning a man in connection with the deaths of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother, according to published reports.

Darnell Donerson and Jason Hudson were found slain Friday in their home on Chicago's South Side, according to police.

According to published reports, William Balfour has been taken into custody, but he has not been charged.

Police spokeswoman Monique Bond told AP that investigators were talking to "a number of people in custody" but she declined to elaborate.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert on Friday for a 7-year-old boy who was missing from the scene of the double homicide.

Julian King, Hudson's nephew, 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.

The boy could be in a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban, authorities said at an evening news conference.

The alert said King could also be in a teal or green Chrysler Concorde with a temporary license plate, a left front headlight hanging out and scratches on the left side of the vehicle.

Deputy Police Chief Joseph Patterson said the bodies were found about 3 p.m. Friday, when a relative arrived home and found the body of a female shot to death on the living room floor.

The relative backed out of the house and called police, who found the body of a male shot to death in a bedroom, Patterson said.

A 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plates and the 7-year-old were missing from the scene, he said. Patterson said King was the grandson of the female victim.

Neighbors reported hearing gunshots earlier Friday, he said. Authorities found no signs of forced entry to the home and are not sure whether other items are missing.

Hudson's representatives would not disclose her whereabouts Friday, but Willie Davis, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church, told CNN affiliate CLTV that she is on her way back to Chicago.

Davis said he was notified that he might be called out to assist Hudson and her family members.

Hudson won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2006 for her portrayal of Effie in the film version of the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls." She competed on the third season of "American Idol" in 2004, making it to the top seven contestants before being eliminated from the contest.

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