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Amber Alert Update: Community members join search for missing 3-year-old boy

Published: Oct. 16, 2021 at 7:52 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 5:13 PM CDT
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WBAY) - The acting Milwaukee Police Chief says the department needs all the help they can get to find 3-year-old Major Harris, the subject of a statewide Amber Alert issued over the past weekend.

Police say they want anyone who recently spoke to the suspect, Jaheem Clark, to come forward. Clark was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday, officials say. Clark was a person of interest in the murder of 25-year-old Mallery Muenzenberger, of Onalaska. She was found dead in the backyard of a Milwaukee home near 37th and Clarke early Thursday.

Muenzenberger is Harris’ mother.

Harris is described as 3 feet tall, Black with a light complexion, weighing about 40 pounds, with brown eyes and black, shoulder-length dreadlocks. In addition, police say he has a small abrasion on his right cheek, and has delayed speech. He was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt with a small pocket on the left side, navy blue Nike basketball shorts, and was barefoot.

Harris was last seen at 6:30 a.m. on the 2600 block of N. 37th Street in Milwaukee.

If you have information, contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7405.

Tuesday afternoon was the first time the acting chief had spoken about the case since the alert was issued.

“As a law enforcement official, as a father, I’m bothered that we have not found little Major yet,” said Acting Police Chief Jeffrey Norman. “We know that Jaheem Clark has had contact with numerous people in the city, we have located some of those people, and we’ve had conversations with them, but there are still others we have not been able to locate.”

Officers acted on a tip near 37th and Center Tuesday afternoon, and looked into a garbage truck near the scene where the boy’s mother’s body was found.

Meanwhile, community members took the search into their own hands.

“We wanna just cover all the areas, just in case police miss anything,” said Vaun Mayes.

Volunteers entered the woods of Havenwoods State Forest near Sherman and Florist.

“The idea here is to rule this place out,” said Jordan Morales.

The park is just down the road from where investigators found the mother’s vehicle on Monday, outside of a laundromat.

Officials say they found blood inside of the vehicle. Police have also flooded the nearby neighborhood and McGovern Park.

Major’s father, Carlton Harris, told our sister station WISN he has one goal.

“Find my son,” said Harris.

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The Amber Alert continues for missing 3-year-old boy Major P. Harris.

Major Harris has been missing since early Thursday, when authorities say a person found his mother, 25-year-old Mallery Muenzenberger, of Onalaska, dead in the backyard of a Milwaukee home.

On Sunday, the Milwaukee Police Department said the person of interest in her murder, Jaheem Clark, had been found.

Our sister station in Milwaukee, WISN, says as investigators approached the home on North 31st St., they heard two gunshots from inside. When they entered, they said they found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers said they did not fire any shots.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to WISN-TV the man investigators found was Clark.

Monday afternoon, officials said a vehicle of interest - a black 2008 Chevrolet Equinox with a Wisconsin plate #ABE2804 - had been found.

However, Major has not been found, so the search continues. Police describe the boy as 3 feet tall, Black with a light complexion, weighing about 40 pounds, with brown eyes and black, shoulder-length dreadlocks. In addition, police say he has a small abrasion on his right cheek, and has delayed speech. He was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt with a small pocket on the left side, navy blue Nike basketball shorts, and was barefoot.

Harris was last seen at 6:30 a.m. on the 2600 block of N. 37th Street in Milwaukee.

If you have information, contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7405.

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The Milwaukee Police Department needs the public’s help finding Major P. Harris, a critical missing 3-year-old boy from La Crosse.

Harris was last seen in La Crosse on October 9th wearing a dark blue t-shirt with a small pocket on the left side, navy blue Nike basketball shorts and was barefoot. He is 3 feet tall, weighs 40lbs, has black eyes and brown hair styled with a 4-zig-zag pattern shoulder length dreadlocks. Police say he has a light complexion. He also has a birthmark on the right buttock and a small abrasion on the right face cheek. Harris has delayed speech.

The Milwaukee Police Department say Harris is the child of a homicide victim.

Police believe Harris could have been traveling in a black 2008 Chevrolet Equinox with a Wisconsin plate #ABE2804 before going missing. Action 2 News is told Harris may have traveled from La Crosse to Milwaukee in recent days.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox with Wisconsin plate #ABE2804
2008 Chevrolet Equinox with Wisconsin plate #ABE2804(WBAY)

Police are also looking into the 2600 block of N. 37th St. in Milwaukee.

Anyone who has information that could help locate Harris is asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7405.

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