THE mom of a missing seven-year-old girl claimed the girl’s father was “violent” and strangled her while she was pregnant as cops continued their search.
Adam Montgomery was arrested last week on charges related to the disappearance of his daughter Harmony Montgomery after his mother Crystal reported her missing two years after her last visit.
Crystal Sorey last saw her daughter on Facetime in 2019 and claimed she spent months trying to report Harmony’s disappearance.
She spoke to NewsNation on Monday, saying “violent” Adam had strangled her countless times while she was pregnant.
On Monday, the FBI’s evidence response team arrived looking for Harmony Montgomery in Manchester, New Hampshire, as police thawed the frozen ground in the backyard with hot water pipes.
Harmony, who was not in the care of her birth mother Crystal, had not been seen since October 2019.
But his disappearance was not reported until two years later, in the last week of December 2021.
On January 9, Sorey told NBC10 Boston, “Hi, baby. If you can see me and hear me, I want you to know that I have never stopped looking for you and that I will not stop fighting until I find you, okay.
Sorey said she last saw Harmony on Facetime around Easter 2019.
But after that, Adam Montgomery, who had legal custody, blocked all contact.
This week, Harmony’s mother-in-law Kayla Montgomery and her father faced separate charges in court.
Kayla was arrested on January 5 and charged with one count of welfare fraud after allegedly continuing to claim food stamp allowances for Harmony for more than a year after her last visit.
Adam has been charged with Second Degree Assault due to the 2019 alleged conduct against Harmony.
The 31-year-old also faces one charge of interference in custody and two counts of endangering the well-being of a child.
But so far, no one has been arrested in connection with his disappearance.
Police recently raided a house in Manchester where Harmony was known to have last lived, according to the Union leader of New Hampshire.
City appraiser records show the house sold in 2020, just months after Harmony went missing.
Police also revealed that “many family members” had been questioned as the investigation continued.
Harmony used to take care of her little brother, Jamison, as they rebounded through the foster care system, but were eventually separated in 2019.
The seven-year-old was reportedly reunited with her biological father in February 2019 and Jamison was adopted by local FOX, WFXT-TV correspondent Blair Miller and her husband Johnathon Miller in November 2019.
Even at a young age, Jamison is very aware and continues to ask where his sister is, Blair told The Sun.
Harmony was last enrolled in school in Massachusetts in 2019, according to police.
New Hampshire officials have not released information about ongoing investigations in Massachusetts.
Harmony has been described as being 4 feet tall and weighing around 50 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes, wears glasses and is blind in his right eye.
Harmony’s most recent photos show her at five, although the missing girl is now seven.
The Manchester Police Department urges anyone with information to call (603) 668-8711.
The lead investigator, Detective Jack Dunleavy, can be reached at (603) 792-5561.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted via the Manchester Crimeline (603) 624-4040.