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Jennifer Hudson seeks help from public in finding nephew

Oscar Winning actress Jennifer Hudson asked for the public's help Sunday in finding her 7-year-old nephew, who has been missing since the shooting deaths of her mother and brother.

Sunday evening, Hudson announced a $100,000 reward for the safe return of her nephew.

According to an Associated Press report in the Star Tribune, an Amber Alert remained in effect Sunday for Julian King, who disappeared Friday, the day both his grandmother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and 29-year-old uncle Jason Hudson were found in their Chicago home.

The estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia Hudson, is listed as a suspect in the homicides, according to the AP report.

"There's a lot of forensic evidence," Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond told the AP. "We have to work the evidence and try to solve this case. Most importantly, we want to find the child."

The Chicago Tribune reports the Hudson home has become a magnet attracting fans, neighbors and curious onlookers.

Judy Broy of the South Loop told the Chicago Tribune she doesn't understand why Hudson's family insisted on living in the Englewood.

"They should have gotten out of here because this place can be tough," she told the Chicago Tribune.

Hudson won an Academy Award in 2007 for her role in "Dreamgirls."