On Thursday, police said a three-year-old boy was found dead in an alley in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Last week, his mother was found dead.
Major Harris, 3, was found in the northern part of town, after a so-called “amber alert,” or search warrant, was sent after the three-year-old had disappeared without a trace.
The little boy’s body was found in a container near some trash cans in an alley.
On Friday the police went out with Autopsy report resultsIt appears that Harris died of a bullet to the head.
It is with a heavy heart that I must report that we have unfortunately found Major Harris dead. This is an ongoing investigation, and a confusing issue at this time. My thoughts and condolences are with the family, Milwaukee Police Inspector Jeffrey Clark said at a press conference Tuesday.
Harris was last seen on October 9 – four days after the murder of his 25-year-old mother, Mallery Muenzenberger. She was found last Thursday with several bullet wounds.
A 20-year-old man is considered a suspect in the case of Harris’s disappearance and a “significant person” in the murder of his mother. Wbay TV reported that the man was found dead last Sunday.
Police have arrested six other people in the case, but have not publicly identified any of the suspects.
Heartbreaking to say goodbye
The Muenzenberger family said in a statement that she was a victim of domestic violence. They did not choose to comment further on the specifics of the case, as it is still under investigation, according to Fox 6.
It is heartbreaking to have to prepare to say our last goodbye to Mallery who was taken from us in such a brutal way. When we looked through her stuff, we came across a school project she had in high school. There she chose to write about raising awareness of domestic violence. Mallery himself died as a result of domestic violence in October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the family statement said.
The family did not make a public statement about the death of the three-year-old.
Major’s father, Carlton Harris, immediately left his home in West Virginia for Wisconsin when he learned that his son was missing and Muenzenberger had been murdered. He also participated in the search for the three-year-old.
Harris described his son as a happy, lively boy who is always smiling.
On Thursday, he learned that his son had been found dead. According to a WISN-TV reporter, he broke down in grief when he received the heavy letter.
The police stated that they began searching for the pilot as soon as it became known that he had disappeared. They also report that an “amber alert” was sent in early October.
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