Who killed Major Harris? Wisconsin boy, 3, found dead days after mom's murder

Major Harris was found dead on Thursday, October 21, after being the subject of an AMBER Alert for a week


                            Who killed Major Harris? Wisconsin boy, 3, found dead days after mom's murder
Harris' body was found at 35th and Rohr on the city's northwest side, police have confirmed (Christine Flores/Twitter)

A Wisconsin boy named Major Harris was found dead on Thursday, October 21, after being the subject of an AMBER Alert for a week, Milwaukee police said in a statement. Harris, 3, was last seen on October 9, following which an AMBER Alert was issued. The alert was active until the afternoon of October 21.

Harris' death comes after his mother, 24-year-old Mallery Muenzenberger, was found murdered in a Milwaukee home. Days later, the body of the suspect, Jaheem Clark, who had reportedly died by suicide, was found. On October 20, Milwaukee police told TMJ4 News that several arrests were made in connection with Muenzenberger's murder. 

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Harris' body was found at 35th and Rohr on the city's northwest side, police have confirmed. "With a heavy heart, I'd like to pass that we have found Major Harris, unfortunately, deceased at North 35th Street and West Rohr. This is an ongoing investigation. This is something that is very fluid at this time. My heart and my condolences go out to the family," Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said.

"We have to be strategic in our resources being utilized," he added. "But we also understand the urgency and the seriousness. This is not something we take lightly, as you can see the resources utilized here. And we continue to be there for our community when we have situations like this. Hopefully we will never have to see this again."

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s statement on the death of 3 year-old Major Harris (Amelia Jones/Twitter)

 

'Her son was her life'

Mallery Muenzenberger was found dead in a home in the 2600 block of North 37th on October 14. She was killed by multiple gunshot wounds. An individual called Jaheem Clark was eventually identified as a person of interest in the homicide. Soon after, police arrived at the residence they believed was hiding Clark, on the 5400 block of North 31st Street. But before they could enter the house, they heard at least two gunshots, following which the man was found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Following Muenzenberger's death, her family had released a statement saying they are 'heartbroken'. "Mallery was raised in a family unit based on their strong faith. She attended bible studies, bible camps, weekly church services and daily prayer. Her son was her life – her joy – her purpose- her future. She loved her family. As we look through the pictures of her growing up, we continually see her contagious, sweet smile. You couldn’t help but be drawn to her lovable personality. She had a quiet, innocence about her. She never had to be the center of attention, more than likely she was the one smirking in the corner of the room with that devious look of hers," the statement read.

Mallery Muenzenberger and Major Harris (Stephanie Haines/Twitter)

 

"As we transition our focus of putting Mallery to rest, we will never rest until we locate Major. We are desperate for any information regarding his whereabouts. If you have any information please contact the Milwaukee Police Department, and bring Major home," they had said when the manhunt for Harris was on.