Amber Alert update: Suspect vehicle located, 3-year-old Major Harris still missing
The Milwaukee Police Department said local, state and federal agencies would all be involved in the search for Major. Dozens of police officers left from a laundromat near Sherman and Villard on Monday as part of a search party.
"It makes my stomach turn to know that there's a little boy out here somewhere without his mom, without his dad, and God knows where he is and what condition he's in," community activist Tory Lowe told CBS 58 in an interview Monday.
Police said they were searching for the suspect's car from the Amber Alert, a black 2008 Chevrolet Equinox with the license plate ABE-2804. However, on Monday afternoon, police announced they recovered the car but were still looking for the little boy.
CBS 58 cameras captured video of a vehicle matching the description being towed from a laundromat parking lot near Sherman and Villard.
AT THE SCENE: Large police presence near Sherman and Villard in Milwaukee. Police are looking at a black SUV, similar to the one described in an #AmberAlert. It's not confirmed if it is related. https://t.co/3dbvcX6POYpic.twitter.com/OOozg5T7BH— CBS 58 News (@CBS58) October 18, 2021
Police say the man wanted in connection to the Amber Alert, who is also accused in a homicide on Milwaukee's north side, is dead.
CBS 58 briefly spoke with Major's family Thursday and they say they just want him home safely.
Harris was last seen around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, near 37th and Clarke. He is about 40 pounds and is said to have shoulder-length dreadlocks. Harris also has a speech impediment.
The entire case began when the little boy's mother -- 25-year-old Mallery Muenzenberger -- was found dead near 37th and Clarke. Police then began looking for Major, who was believed to be with 20-year-old Jaheem Clark.
Authorities named Clark as a person of interest in the homicide. Then, police said they found Clark dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday afternoon, as officers approached a home near 41st and Custer.
"I didn't know what was going on, and next thing they said some shots was fired and the cops start moving back and they pulled their guns out," said Dimitri Holifield, who lives near 41st and Custer.
Community activists are now hoping neighbors' prayers for Major turn into answers for his family.
"I'm just urging the community...if anybody knows anything, if anybody has a heart, to come forward and let's find this boy," Lowe said.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department Sensitive Crimes Division at 414-935-7405 or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.