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Major Harris killed around the same time as his mother, medical examiner believes

Major Harris and Mallery Muenzenberger
Posted at 3:12 PM, Oct 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-25 18:29:45-04

MILWAUKEE — Three-year-old Major Harris was likely killed around the same time as his mother Mallery Muenzenberger was killed, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has concluded.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Brian Peterson made the conclusion based upon the condition of Harris' body, the office confirmed in an email to TMJ4 News on Monday.

Major Harris
This undated photo distributed by the Wisconsin Department of Justice shows, Major P. Harris. Milwaukee police are searching for Harris, a 3-year-old boy after his mother was killed and the man who was a person of interest in her slaying was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Wisconsin Department of Justice via AP)

Harris was found dead at 35th and Rohr last Thursday. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide, the cause of death a gunshot wound to his head. An AMBER Alert was issued for him on Oct. 16.

Twenty-four-year-old Muenzenberger was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds two days before the alert was issued, on Oct. 14, in a home in the 2600 block of North 37th.

Major Harris and Mallery Muenzenberger

Two men in their 20s remain in Milwaukee police custody, tied to this case, police said on Friday. They have not been charged. Four others who were arrested are no longer in police custody.

MPD's investigation later identified Jaheem Clark as a person of interest. Milwaukee police approached a house on the 5400 block of North 31st Street on Oct. 17 that was believed to be housing Clark. Shortly after arriving there, officers heard at least two gunshots from inside the house.

 Jaheem Clark
Jaheem Clark

Officers entered the house and located Clark's body. He had died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds, police said.

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