Amber Alert: Search continues for missing 3-year-old Major Harris

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The desperate search for a missing 3-year-old continues in Milwaukee. An Amber Alert for Major Harris is still in effect Tuesday, Oct. 19, now five days after he disappeared. 

Milwaukee police held a news conference Tuesday afternoon, to answer questions from the media. Watch it below: 

In addition to the police search, a group of citizens are stepping up to help find Major. Tuesday, they searching through the Havenwoods State Forest. 

"I feel bad enough, not even being associated," said Bruce Wenzel, Milwaukee resident. "If it was a member of my family I don't know how I would take it." 

"It's tragic and it just seems so very weird because we don’t know anything. We don’t know what happened with the mother, with the guy that they found the other day," said Quovana Jones, Milwaukee resident. 

Major was last seen around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, near 37th and Clarke. His mother was found dead near 37th and Clarke on Thursday, Oct. 14. Police said she died from multiple gunshot wounds. 

"I think in any of these cases, we always want to think the best and that's why we are extremely glad of the finding of the car," said Tory Lowe, community activist. "We just want to get through all of that stuff and in hope bring him back and find his family some closure."

Monday, Oct. 18, police recovered a vehicle near Sherman and Villard in Milwaukee, matching the one connected to the case.

Police on Tuesday, changed Jaheem Clark from a person of interest in Harris' disappearance to a suspect. Police are looking for information on Clark and hoping for the best. 

Clark was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday, Oct. 17. Then, dozens of officers searched the area and also went back to the neighborhood where Major's mother was found.

Tuesday afternoon, police searched areas near 37th and Clark and 41st and Custer. 

MPD tells us Major's mother had some connection to Clark. They know Clark had contact with several people in the Milwaukee area, and hope someone comes forward with more information. 

Major is 3 feet tall, about 40 lbs., with brown eyes and shoulder-length black dreadlocks. Police say he was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt, and navy blue Nike basketball shorts. He also has a speech impediment.

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.

Share this article: