Three-year-old Major Harris Found Dead
Police were searching for the missing toddler after his mother was murdered.
Three-year-old Major Harris was found dead Thursday afternoon, after a nearly weeks-long search into his whereabouts.
The Milwaukee Police Department announced Thursday that the search for him had concluded after his body was found at N. 35th St. and W. Rohr Ave.
Acting Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said the investigation is ongoing and “very fluid.” He offered no additional details surrounding the boy’s death.
An Amber Alert was issued for Major Saturday afternoon after police found the body of his mother, Mallery Muenzenberger. She died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Milwaukee police.
Evidence at the scene of Muenzenberger’s death led investigators to name Jaheem Clark of Milwaukee as a suspect in Muenzenberger’s killing. On Sunday, officers went to a home in the 5400 block of Milwaukee’s N. 41st St. to check for Clark. Shortly after they arrived, gunshots were fired inside the home. Police entered the home and found Clark dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene.
On Wednesday, police arrested six people in connection with the investigation, but would not release details about the arrests. Police said no one has been charged.
During Thursday’s press conference, Arnitta Holliman, director of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention, said the city needs to do more to protect its most vulnerable residents.
“We want to urge everyone to continue to step up, to speak up and to do something to keep women and children in our community safe,” she said. “There should never be an instance where a three year old or any child is harmed and particularly in this kind of situation.”
Through Oct. 19, there were 156 homicides in Milwaukee. That’s three more murders than the same time period last year, when Milwaukee broke its record for the number of homicides here.
Missing 3-year-old boy, Major Harris, found dead in Milwaukee was originally published by Wisconsin Public Radio.