Authorities in Chicago are investigating whether the body of a young African American boy found in an SUV Monday is the nephew of singer Jennifer Hudson.

Police have been searching for 7-year-old Julian King since Friday, when Hudson's mother and brother were found shot to death in their home. Julian's stepfather is in police custody but has yet to be charged with a crime in connection to the Hudson family tragedy.

An Amber Alert was issued Friday for Julian and cops said they were looking for a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban. The FBI was also called in to aid in the investigation.

On Sunday, Jennifer offered a $100,000 for the safe return of her nephew and thanked fans for their support.

"Thank you all for your prayers and your calls," said a message on Jennifer's MySpace page. "Please keep praying for our family and that we get Julian King back home safely. If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately... Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time."

Jennifer, who recently became engaged to David Otunga had been traveling to promote her new film, The Secret Life of Bees and self-entitled album.

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