The search for missing Harmony Montgomery has turned into a homicide investigation
Law enforcement officials are now investigating the disappearance of Manchester girl Harmony Montgomery as a homicide.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Police believe Harmony Montgomery has been killed
The search for Harmony Montgomery, who was last seen in 2019 as a five-year-old, is believed to be a homicide victim but her remains have yet to be found.
Attorney General John Formella confirmed that Harmony Montgomery’s disappearance is now being investigated as a homicide.
He claimed, ‘We understand that this is truly devastating news for Harmony’s family, friends and loved ones. Our hearts go out to them.’
Furthermore, Formula revealed that some biological evidence led law enforcement to conclude that Harmony may have been murdered. He refused to give any information regarding the evidence.
Harmony Montgomery was murdered in December 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the NH Attorney General says.
This is now a homicide investigation.
Her remains have not been found, but police have biological evidence.
Harmony went missing in 2019 when she was 5 years old. pic.twitter.com/uA3ElAVfql
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) 11 August 2022
Harmony’s mother Crystal Sore told NBC Boston, ‘I really thought I was going to bring her home. I came to find that she was never lost. She is gone in all this time.’
“We are asking you to come forward with any information you know,” she added. We just want to find her remains so we can lay her to rest.’
Manchester Police Chief Alan Aldenberg emotionally announced that Harmony’s disappearance has now been turned into a possible homicide investigation.
He said: ‘As I have said from the beginning of this investigation, every effort has been made to reunite Harmony with her family.’
Aldenberg added, ‘Our commitment to bringing Harmony home has not and will not waver.’
— Michelle After Dark (@MichAfterDark) 11 August 2022
More on the Harmony Montgomery investigation
Authorities have not released much information about the ongoing investigation into Harmony Montgomery. But he has spoken to several Montgomery members.
Although she has been missing since 2019, the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families reported her missing to police in the last week of 2021.
Please join me in lighting a candle for Harmony Montgomery today. I am speechless guys. 😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/xLYRgBC3Pe
— Rose (@901Lulu) 11 August 2022
Earlier this year, Harmony’s father, Adam Montgomery, was taken into custody by authorities. In late 2019, he was charged with felony second-degree assault for assaulting his daughter.
Furthermore, police are identifying 31-year-old Adam as the prime suspect in a case that is now believed to be a homicide because he himself did not report Harmony missing.
Adam’s wife, Kayla Montgomery, was also detained by police in connection with welfare fraud. She allegedly collected ration stamps using Harmony’s name.
Kayla is Harmony’s stepmother. She collected $1,500 in food stamps from December 2019 to June 2021.
RIP Harmony Montgomery ❤️
i will miss you Always. pic.twitter.com/zylfbXmuvx
— Benji Vasquez (@benjiwoofwoof2) 12 August 2022