Milwaukee boy, 3, is found dead in alley four days after his mother was murdered and an Amber Alert was issued: Suspect killed himself three days after woman was murdered
- The Milwaukee Police Department found missing Major Harris, 3, dead on Thursday after he was first reported missing on October 9
- His mother, Mallery Muenzenberger, who disappeared on October 5, was found dead last week with several gunshot wounds
- Police have made several arrests, but one person of interest in the case, Jaheem Clark, killed himself on Sunday as police cornered him in his home
- Clark was also described as a suspect in Major’s disappearance
- Muenzenberger’s family claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse
A missing Milwaukee 3-year-old, whose mom was found murdered last week, was himself found dead in an alleyway on Thursday.
The Milwaukee Police Department confirmed that they had found Major Harris, the subject of an Amber Alert, dead near N 35th Street and Rohr Avenue. His remains were found in a container close to some dumpsters, but police have yet to say how he was killed.
Announcing the news, Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Clark said: ‘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.’
Harris was last seen on October 9, four days after his mother, Mallery Muenzenberger, 25, was murdered. Her body had been found last Thursday with several gunshot wounds.
Jaheem Clark, 20, a person of interest in Muenzenberger’s murder and a suspect in Major’s disappearance, died of an apparent suicide on Sunday as police closed in on his home, WBAY reports. The relationship between Clark, Muenzenberger and Major has not been disclosed.
Major Harris, who has been missing since October 9 amid the disappearance and murder of his mother, was found dead on Thursday in Milwaukee
Mallery Muenzenberger, pictured with her son Major Harris, was found dead last week with several gunshot wounds
Jaheem Clark was a person of interest in the disappearance and death of Muenzenberger and Harris. Officials said he killed himself as police cornered him in his home on Sunday
Police said they have made six arrests involving this case, but have yet to identify possible suspects. Two suspects aged 21 and 29 remain in custody.
Muenzenberger’s family released a statement on Thursday saying that she was a victim of domestic violence, but did not elaborate as the investigation is ongoing, Fox 6 reports.
‘We are heartbroken as we prepare to say our final goodbyes to Mallery who was taken from us in such a violent fashion,’ the statement read.
‘As we have been searching through her belonging’s we came across her high school senior project. How ironic that the topic she chose to present was Domestic Violence Awareness. Mallery faced her death in the hands of domestic violence in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.’
The family has yet to comment on Harris’ death.
The toddler’s father, Carlton, who lives separately from Harris and Muenzenberger and had been helping police to search for his son, has also yet to comment on the death of his son.
Carlton, of West Virginia, had previously criticized the city’s police department in their search for his son.
‘The Milwaukee Police Department is a joke,’ Carlton said. ‘There’s no faith in the police department.’
Milwaukee Acting Police Chief Jeffery Norman said the investigation is ongoing
The Milwaukee Police Department said officers began searching for Harris as soon as they could and issued the Amber Alert in early October.
‘This is stuff we don’t take lightly,’ said Milwaukee Acting Police Chief Jeffery Norman.
He said leads came in in recent days that helped locate Harris at N 35th and Rohr.
Norman added that the investigation was ongoing.