CHICAGO (AP) _ One of two people found dead Friday at a home on Chicago's South Side is believed to be a relative of Jennifer Hudson, and police issued an Amber Alert for a child who might also be related to the singer and Oscar-winning actress.
Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said the deaths appeared to be the result of domestic abuse, but she declined to elaborate.
Authorities were looking for a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban License # X584859 missing from the area around the home with 7-year-old Julian King inside, Bond said. The child was also possibly a relative of Hudson, she said.
Public listings show a Jennifer Hudson and Darnell Donerson at the address. Hudson grew up in Chicago and her mother's name is Darnell Donerson.
A publicist for Hudson at her record label said she was not aware of any incident involving Hudson's mother. She did not immediately return subsequent calls and an e-mail seeking additional information.
An e-mail sent to Hudson's personal publicist was not immediately returned.
The bodies of a man and a woman were found at the home, the Cook County medical examiner's office said.
Police tape blocked access to the large, white house, where a crowd gathered outside.
The tragedy comes as Hudson continues to reach new career heights. Her song "Spotlight" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts and her recently released, self-tiled album debut and has been a top seller. She is also starring in hit movie "The Secret Life of Bees" and won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in 2007 for her role in "Dreamgirls."
In an interview last year with Vogue, Hudson credited her mother to audition for "American Idol," which launched her career.
The singer, whose father died when she was a teenager, described herself as very close to her family. In a recent AP interview she said her family, which includes older siblings Julia and Jason, helped keep her grounded.
"My faith in God and my family, they're very realistic and very normal, they're not into the whole limelight kind of thing, so when I go home to Chicago that's just another place that's home," she said. "I stand in line with everybody else, or, when I go home to my mom I'm just Jennifer, (so she says), 'You get up and you take care of your own stuff.' And I love that; I don't like when people tell you everything you want to hear — I want to hear the truth, you know what I mean?"