MPD: Several arrests made in connection to homicide of missing 3-year-old's mother

MPD: Several arrests made in connection to homicide of missing 3-year-old’s mother

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wednesday night the Milwaukee Police Department confirmed several arrests have been made in the shooting death of Mallery Muenzenberger, the mother of 3-year-old Major Harris.

But MPD was clear: no arrests were made in Major's case, and he is still missing after he was last seen Thursday, Oct. 14 in Milwaukee.

Major Harris' family is growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of answers in the case, and the lack of communication from police. His father, Carlton Harris,  is begging the community to share anything they know, saying he's angry so much time has passed without answers. At a news conference Wednesday, he said, "I'm tired of the tips. I'm tired of waiting. It's been too long."

Another day without credible information means another day Carlton Harris doesn't know where his son is. But he thinks someone in the Milwaukee community does. He said, "I think there are a lot of people who are not stepping forward, who are not coming forward. And I think there are a lot of people who are just keeping quiet because they don't want to communicate with the police department here."

Carlton Harris is frustrated with MPD, which suspended formal searches this week in the absence of new information. He said, "I contact them more than they contact me. Do I feel like they're doing their jobs? Hell no. I don't."

Harris claimed MPD is negligent. But Cavalier Johnson, president of the Milwaukee Common Council, said, "The Milwaukee Police Department is working with a number of local law enforcement agencies in order to make sure they find him. They're not wasting any effort."

False information claiming Major had been found spread quickly on social media Wednesday. It set off a flurry of police activity but when it ultimately turned up nothing, the family was even more frustrated.

Dontae Fisher, a family friend, said, "Put yourself in this situation. Think about how we feel and then if you know any information about it just put yourself in the situation."

As another night closes without Major and without new information, the message is frustratingly familiar. Carlton Harris' cousin Danielle Harris said, "Help us bring Major home. If you know something, give us a clue. We've hit a dead-end, a brick wall."

MPD is not scheduling any coordinated searches for Major right now. Department leaders say they need more credible tips, which can be called in to 414-224-TIPS (8477), or submitted online at

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