My heart instantly broke as I learned of the discovery this afternoon of the body of missing three-year-old Major Harris. Despite a large-scale search for Major by volunteer searchers and Milwaukee Police officers, our worst fear has come to fruition.

My prayers go to the loved ones of Major and his mother, Mallery Muenzenberger, who was shot to death and found in a backyard on October 14th.

No family and no community should go through such terrible trauma and heartbreak. As a community we must continue to show our support for the loved ones most affected by this entire senseless tragedy. I’ve had a pit in my stomach and my heart has been heavy since Major was taken. It is a feeling that no parent, no grandparent, no member of our community should feel — especially as it relates to the safety of our children.

Let me be clear: We should not be burying children because of violence. Period.

I want to thank all of the community organizations and volunteers (including MPD officers) who stepped forward and searched for Major. Your true selflessness and love shown through in your actions to try to find Major, and the entire city thanks you.

MPD has made arrests in connection with this case, and I strongly encourage anyone with information about the case that may be of interest to law enforcement to please call MPD at 414-935-7360 as soon as possible to share any detail, no matter how small it may seem. Or you can contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips App for a cash reward.

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