Search for Missing New Hampshire Girl Harmony Montgomery is Now Homicide Investigation, Officials Say

Officials in New Hampshire announced on Aug. 11 that the search for missing five-year-old Harmony Montgomery is now a homicide investigation.

State Attorney General John Formella told reporters that they believe Harmony was killed in Manchester in December 2019 after investigators recently uncovered “biological evidence.”

However, Harmony’s remains have not yet been located, Formella said.

Formella and Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg did not elaborate on the evidence that led them to declare Harmony was dead.

“Our investigators will continue to seek justice and look into the circumstances of Harmony’s murder and search for her remains,” Formella said.

The announcement comes nearly two months after Federal Bureau of Investigation agents removed a refrigerator wrapped in biohazard tape from a New Hampshire apartment building connected to Harmony’s disappearance.

According to authorities, Harmony disappeared between Nov. 28 and Dec. 10, 2019, but police only found out she was missing in November 2021 when her mother Crystal Sorey filed a report.

Sorey said that she last saw Harmony during a FaceTime call in April 2019. She claimed that Harmony was in the custody of her father, Adam Montgomery, who had blocked her attempts to communicate with her.

Authorities arrested and charged Adam and his wife, Kayla, but not in direct connection with Harmony’s disappearance.

Authorities charged Adam with assault after he allegedly told an uncle that he gave Harmony a black eye in June 2019, according to court documents.

Kayla was accused of welfare fraud and collecting more than $1,500 in food stamp benefits for Harmony, even though the child was no longer living in their house.

Adam and Kayla both pleaded not guilty to Harmony’s disappearance.

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