UPDATE: Milwaukee toddler’s death ruled a homicide, was shot in the head

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FRIDAY 10/22/2021 1:26 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Milwaukee Medical Examiner revealed that the cause of the death of 3-year-old Major Harris was a gunshot wound to the head.

According to officials, an autopsy was done on Harris Friday morning. The cause of the death was a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities are ruling the death a homicide.

There was no further information released at this time.

Local 5 will continue to update this story.

AMBER Alert Canceled: Missing Milwaukee toddler found dead, investigation continues

THURSDAY 10/21/2021 4;01 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – The AMBER Alert issued for 3-year-old Major Harris ended tragically on Thursday afternoon after police confirmed that the body of the young toddler was recovered.

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, Major Harris, who was the son of a recent homicide victim, was found dead near 35th and Rohr, in Milwaukee, nearly a week after first being reported missing.

No further details are available at this time, but police say the investigation surrounding Major’s disappearance and death remains ongoing.

Local 5 will continue to update this story as it progresses.

Arrests made for homicide of 3-year-old’s mother, search for child continues

WEDNESDAY 10/20/2021 9:25 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – Several arrests were made Wednesday in connection to the shooting of a missing 3-year-old’s mother in Milwaukee.

According to Local 5’s sister station, CBS-58 in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) confirmed the arrests were made for the case regarding Mallery Muenzenberger’s death, the mother of 3-year-old Major Harris.

However, Local 5’s sister station says the MPD has not made any arrests concerning the missing child.

If you have a credible tip, you are asked to call 414-224-TIPS (7360) or submit online at milwaukeecrimestoppers.com.

UPDATE: Search for missing 3-year-old continues, officials ask for community’s help

TUESDAY 10/19/2021 4:25 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV)- As the Amber Alert and search for the missing Milwaukee 3-year-old continues, local Law Enforcement met with the media with the latest in the investigation.

While limited information was shared, one very clear message was presented during the briefing; they need the community’s help.

Milwaukee Police Department spoke on Tuesday, October 19, discussing the ongoing search for Major Harris. Harris has been missing since Thursday, October 14, where initially authorities believed he was traveling with a homicide suspect.

That suspect, 20-year-old Jaheem Clark, was located on Sunday, October 17. Clark was, as Local Five’s sister station CBS-58 in Milwaukee reported, found dead by Police in what they believe is a “self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound.” The 3-year-old has still not been located at this time.

Police explained that currently, they have no scheduled searches at this point in time. They explain this is because they are waiting for additional evidence or leads to come in that, once vetted, will prompt an official search.

MPD would not give specifics of previous locations or areas they have searched in pursuit of the missing toddler. However, officers did confirm that outside of the Milwaukee area, both locations in Washington County and Dodge County were investigated.

In one of the most recent updates, the vehicle they believed Harris was traveling in was located on Monday, October 18. While they have sent multiple forms of evidence to the Wisconsin Crime Lab, they did confirm that blood was found within the vehicle.

The biggest point Law Enforcement wanted people to take from this Conference was one single point; Law Enforcement needs your help. Already, the assistance from community members in the form of leads and tips has been vital to their investigations. They urge anyone and everyone to come forward with any potentially relevant information. It, as authorities explain, could possibly be the missing piece they need in their investigation.

No additional information has been shared at this time. Local Five will update this story as new details emerge.

UPDATE: Suspect vehicle found, toddler still missing

MONDAY 10/18/2021 1:43 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Amber Alert for the missing 3-year-old from Milwaukee is ongoing, but the suspect vehicle has reportedly been found.

According to authorities, the black 2008 Chevrolet Equinox that 3-year-old Major Harris was believed to be traveling in was found by the authorities.

The vehicle was found in Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Police will reportedly canvass the area in an attempt to find Major.

No further information was provided at this time.

Local 5 will continue to update this story.

AMBER ALERT: Search for Milwaukee toddler continues, homicide suspect located

SUNDAY 10/17/2021 9:40 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – The statewide Amber Alert issued on Saturday for 3-year-old Major Harris from Milwaukee continues into Sunday night after the homicide suspect police believed the toddler was with was located without the child.

Authorities announced Sunday that they have located Milwaukee man and homicide suspect, 20-year-old Jaheem Clark. Officials confirm Clark is a person of interest in the homicide of one of Major’s parents, whose body was found in the same area where Major was last seen on Oct. 14.

As a result, police had initially speculated Major could have been traveling with Clark. However, according to Local 5’s sister station, CBS-58 in Milwaukee, on Sunday afternoon, Clark was found dead by police from ‘an apparent self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound’. Major has not yet been located.

As the search for 3-year-old Major continues, police are asking residents to remain vigilant and report any information they may have regarding the whereabouts of the missing toddler.

Major was last seen on Oct. 14 at 6:30 a.m. on the 2600 block of N. 37th Street in Milwaukee. Police believe he could be traveling in a 2008 black Chevrolet Equinox, SUV, with a Wisconsin license plate #ABE2804.

Major is described as being a 3’0″ black child with a light complexion. He has a birthmark on his right buttock and a small abrasion on his right cheek. Major has black eyes and brown hair, styled in a 4 zig-zag pattern with shoulder-length dreadlocks.

Major is reported to have delayed speech and was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt with a small pocket on the left side, navy blue Nike basketball shorts, and he was barefoot.   

If you see and/or have any information on the whereabouts of Major Harris you are asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7405.

Original Story: AMBER ALERT: Milwaukee toddler may be traveling with homicide suspect

Editors Note: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information provided by the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network surrounding where Major Harris is from and when he was last seen. Major Harris is actually from Milwaukee and he was last seen on October 14, 2021, the story has been corrected. We apologize for the error.

SATURDAY 10/16/2021 7:32 a.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – A statewide AMBER Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old Milwaukee toddler.

The Milwaukee Police Department announced Saturday they are searching for a ‘critical’ missing 3-year-old, Major Harris. Major last seen on Oct. 14 at 6:30 a.m. on the 2600 block of N. 37th Street in Milwaukee.

Authorities note that Major is the son of a homicide victim who was found dead on the 2600 block of N. 37th Street in Milwaukee. Officials believe Major may be traveling with the suspect in that homicide, 20-year-old Jaheem Clark.

Major is described as being a 3’0″ black child with a light complexion. He has a birthmark on his right buttock and a small abrasion on his right cheek. Major has black eyes and brown hair, styled in a 4 zig-zag pattern with shoulder-length dreadlocks.

Major is reported to have delayed speech and was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt with a small pocket on the left side, navy blue Nike basketball shorts, and he was barefoot.   

3-year-old Major Harris

Twenty-year-old Jaheem Clark, pictured below, is described as a 5’10” Black man with brown eyes and black hair.

20-year-old Jaheem Clark

Law enforcement believed Major and Clark may be traveling in a black 2008 Chevrolet Equinox bearing Wisconsin auto plate #ABE2804.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox

If you see and/or have any information on the whereabouts of Major Harris or Jaheem Clark you are asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7405.

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