Man sought in Wisconsin woman’s killing is dead, boy missing

Posted at 7:46 PM, October 18, 2021 and last updated 3:14 PM, July 24, 2023

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police searched Monday for a 3-year-old boy after his mother was killed and the man suspected in her slaying was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Major P. Harris has been missing since early Thursday, when authorities say someone found his mother, Mallery Muenzenberger, 25, of Onalaska, dead in the backyard of a Milwaukee home. The medical examiner said her body had “obvious signs of trauma.”

Police said Jaheem Clark, 20, of Milwaukee, was a person of interest in Muenzenberger’s death and a suspect in Major’s disappearance, according to a Wisconsin Crime Alert Network bulletin.

On Sunday evening, an Amber Alert update said Clark had been found. About 15 minutes after police arrived at the Milwaukee home where Clark was, police heard two gunshots from inside. Police went inside and found Clark with an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” police said. He was pronounced dead and the medical examiner ruled it a suicide.

In one report, police listed the home where Muenzenberger was found as Major’s last known location, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. In another, authorities said he was last seen Oct. 9 on the way from La Crosse to Milwaukee.

On Monday, the vehicle that Clark was driving was found in Milwaukee and police said they were actively canvassing the area in an effort to find the boy. Several local, state and federal agencies were helping with the search.

Anyone with information was asked to call Milwaukee police.

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