Amber Alert: Suspect vehicle found; Onalaska toddler still missing
ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Although the suspect vehicle was found, an Amber Alert is still in place for 3-year-old Major Harris as of Monday.
Authorities were searching for a black, 2008 Chevy Equinox with the license plate ABE-2804. Police confirmed that the vehicle was found Monday afternoon outside a laundromat in Milwaukee, but Major was not inside.
The tot’s mother, Mallery Muenzenberger, was found dead Thursday near 37th and Clarke in Milwaukee. Muenzenberger lived in Onalaska with Major.
One day later, Jaheem Clark, the suspect in Muenzenberger’s death and Major’s disappearance, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In Onalaska, authorities are continuing to be on the lookout for Major.
“We’ve been working in close contact with the Milwaukee police department and their detectives, along with the local FBI office,” Onalaska Police Chief Charles Ashback said.
Members of the community gathered in prayer as police searched the area around the vehicle. Many members of the community have also been searching the area for Major.
“It is up to us to make sure that we do our part; I’m just thankful for everybody that is involved,” said Tory Lowe, a community advocate in Milwaukee.
Harris was last seen around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, near 37th and Clarke. He weighs about 40 pounds and is said to have shoulder-length dreadlocks and a speech impediment.
“See the pictures of Major, and just keep your eyes open. If you know any information that can help our case out,” Ashback said.
As the search continues, so do the prayers that this little boy is found safe soon.
If you have any information pertaining to the case, you can call the Milwaukee Police Department Sensitive Crimes Division at (414) 935-7405 or the Onalaska Police Department at (608) 782-7575.
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