Police introduced Monday the conclusion of their three-day search of the last-known residence of Harmony Montgomery, a New Hampshire woman who went lacking in 2019 at age 5, and offered no different new data.
Montgomery’s father and stepmother, 31-year-olds Adam and Kayla Montgomery, have been arrested final week on fees referring to the kid’s security and welfare fraud, respectively.
The then-5-year-old was final seen in late 2019 when Kayla Montgomery says the woman’s father was taking her to Massachusetts to stick with her mom, Crystal Sorey, who was the one to report her lacking in November 2021.
Sorey reportedly advised police at first she hadn’t seen her daughter in not less than six months and finally stated the final time she noticed her was round Easter 2019, when she spoke to Adam and Harmony Montgomery by way of video chat.
The legal professional normal’s workplace stated in a information launch that police had completed their three-day search Monday that started Saturday, however stated no different data may very well be launched as a result of it’s an ongoing investigation.
Adam Montgomery was arrested final Jan. 5 on fees over Harmony’s well-being, alleging he was not conscious of the kid’s whereabouts and didn’t have her in his custody for over two years after he was allegedly one of many final folks to see her alive.
Harmony’s nice uncle reportedly advised police he noticed Harmony in July 2019 with a black eye, and stated Adam Montgomery advised him he had hit the woman after she put her hand over her brother’s mouth to cease him from crying. The man stated he notified New Hampshire Child Protective Services.
Kayla Montgomery was charged with welfare fraud, alleging she continued to use for and obtain meals stamps meant for use to take care of Harmony from December 2019 to June 2021, when the woman was not residing on the house.
She reportedly advised police she thought the woman was together with her start mom, however continued to obtain the meals stamps till June when she notified a welfare caseworker that Harmony had moved again together with her start mom.
The caseworker reportedly advised police that Kayla Montgomery appeared confused over whether or not she may declare Harmony when she was residing within the house as a result of she lived partially with herself and Adam Montgomery and partially together with her start mom.
The two have pleaded not responsible.
Police are nonetheless requesting assist from the general public in finding Harmony. Anyone with data can name 603-203-6060, he stated. Manchester police have additionally stated a reward for data that helps discover Harmony has additionally grown to $94,000. Harmony’s great-uncle additionally began a fundraising effort.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.