Here's an SOB who needs to die. Just as soon as they find that
little girl. If she's dead, send him on a long trip to Hell, but
put him down.
She was last seen in October 2019.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — An investigation into a missing girl who was last
seen in New Hampshire over two years ago has led to the arrest of
the child's father, officials announced.
Rewards totaling $33,000 are being offered for information leading
to 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery. She was last seen at a Manchester
home in October 2019, when she was 5.
Adam Montgomery, 31, was arrested Tuesday on charges including
second-degree assault connected to an incident in 2019 involving the
missing girl, interference with custody and endangering the welfare
of a child. The assault charge is a felony.
"Although an arrest has been made, the search for Harmony
continues," New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella wrote in
Adam Montgomery waived his arraignment Wednesday in the Hillsborough
County Superior Court North. He had not guilty pleas entered on his
behalf by his lawyer and has been jailed without bail.
According to an affidavit, Adam Montgomery is suspected of hitting
his daughter in the face and claimed that he brought her to live
with her mother, who lived in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg said Harmony was in the
child welfare system in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It was New
Hampshire's Division of Children, Youth and Families that notified
police last week that Harmony was missing and last seen two years
ago, the chief said.
A source told WCVB sister station WMUR that Harmony had been
reunited with her father after spending time in foster care in
An affidavit from the case indicates that Harmony's mother called
Manchester Police Department to report the girl missing on Nov. 18,
2021. She originally told officers she hadn't seen her in over six
months, but then said it had been since Easter 2019 when she video
chatted with Adam Montgomery and Harmony, according to the
Harmony's mother told police she had lost custody of the girl to the
state in 2018, in part to a substance abuse issue. According to the
affidavit, she told police that since Easter 2019, she attempts to
find Harmony by contacting various schools and driving by addresses
associated with Adam Montgomery, but those efforts were
unsuccessful. Harmony's mother said last year, Adam Montgomery and
his partner had blocked all communication from her. A boyfriend who
lived with Harmony's mother in 2019 said he never met Harmony in
The Manchester Police Department contacted DCYF to get contact
information about the father, but was unable to find him at the
addresses provided. More than a month later, on Dec. 27, 2021, DCYF
contacted police to report they were unable to locate Harmony. The
affidavit says that was when the department initiated its
During the investigation, a detective spoke with Adam Montgomery's
uncle. The document says he had first-hand knowledge that Harmony's
eye injury was caused by her father in 2019. Adam Montgomery's uncle
said Montgomery told him he hit Harmony after he had seen her
holding her hand over her younger brother’s mouth to stop him from
crying, according to the police documents. That family member said
he notified the state's child protective services. Adam Montgomery's
brother also told police he was concerned Adam was “super short"
with the child.
Adam Montgomery has three younger children with his current wife and
all were accounted for by investigators. The document indicates that
he had not been living with his wife since late October. According
to the affidavit, Montgomery's wife told police she had last seen
Harmony in November or December 2019. She said Adam Montgomery was
driving the child to see her mother, and that she did not see
Harmony after that.
Investigators wrote that they found Adam Montgomery sleeping in a
car with his new girlfriend in Manchester on New Year's Eve.
According to investigators, Adam Montgomery initially said that
Harmony was fine and he had seen her recently. In subsequent
interviews, the affidavit indicates that the father made
contradictory statements about his missing daughter, saying he had
not seen her since her mother picked her up in Manchester around
Thanksgiving 2019, or refused to answer.
According to the Essex District Attorney's Office, Adam Montgomery
has a prior criminal history in Massachusetts. The DA's office
confirmed to NewsCenter 5 that in March of 2014, Montgomery was
charged in Haverhill District Court with shooting a Haverhill man in
the head after he came to the city to buy drugs. Police charged
Montgomery with armed robbery and armed assault to murder in
connection with the incident, which happened the night of Jan. 24,
2014. He was also charged with carrying a firearm without a license
and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
Authorities said Adam Montgomery pleaded guilty to all the charges
he faced on Sept. 9, 2014, and he was sentenced to serve 18 months
in the Middleton House of Correction.
Manchester police have created a dedicated tip line for the search
for Harmony. Anyone with information is asked to call or text 603-
"Help us find this little girl," Aldenberg said. "Someone knows
something. Do what is right and call in. I cannot emphasize this
enough. Someone out there knows something."
On Sunday, Manchester police searched a home at 77 Gilford St. in
Manchester, which is where Montgomery used to live. Aldenberg said
the owner of that home has no involvement in the case, but noted she
has been cooperative with police and has assisted them in their
A person who saw the search said that a police dog went through the
home and did not find anything. That same person also said police
dug up a corner of the yard, but they did not appear to find
Investigators said they think Harmony has blond hair, blue eyes and
is blind in her right eye, so she may be wearing glasses.
Aldenberg said Monday that Manchester police are treating this case
as a rescue mission and not a recovery mission.
"For now, we have to operate under the assumption that she is alive
and well somewhere, and that somebody knows something," he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.