Harmony Montgomery updates — Search for missing Manchester girl, 8, ramps up as cops investigate dad's old home | The Sun

THE search continues for the missing New Hampshire eight-year-old as FBI agents investigate her father's former home.

Law enforcement officials have been spotted at a Manchester home today where Harmony Montgomery's father and stepmother, Adam and Kayla, previously lived.

Harmony has been missing since 2019, but her disappearance was not reported to the police until late 2021.

Agents were reportedly seen rolling a refrigerator into the home on Tuesday.

A former FBI agent exclusively told The Sun that bringing in the refrigerator is usually used to "maintain biological evidence.

"I have a really creepy feeling about this," the agent said. "It's not good."

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  • Carsen Holaday

    A refrigerator has been rolled into the home

    FBI agents have reportedly been seen rolling a refrigerator into the Manchester home linked to Adam Montgomery.

    Footage from WCVB shows FBI agents unloading a fridge and rolling it towards the home – a move that is usually used to "maintain biological evidence, a former FBI agent exclusively told The Sun.

    "If they found a body or body parts in a freeze, law enforcement would want to maintain the level of decomposition," the former FBI agent said.

    "I have a really creepy feeling about this. it's not good."

  • Carsen Holaday

    The investigation began last night

    Authorities began securing the area Monday night, according to WMUR 9, and investigators arrived early this morning, focusing on a second-floor apartment.

    Law enforcement officials have since set up a green privacy tent as investigators could be seen unpacking large scopes.

    In the back of the building, the Manchester Fire Department set up an incident tent, and large, white piping was going into the building, the outlet reported.

  • Carsen Holaday

    Police search has intensified

    The search for little Harmony Montgomery has intensified today as enforcement officials swarm a home in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Harmony's father and stepmother, Adam and Kayla, once lived in the home.

    Manchester police told The Sun the home on Union Street is "the focus of the investigation".

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    Harmony's mother said child services 'failed' her

    In a Facebook post, Crystal Sorey said that the New Hampshire DCYF “failed” her daughter.

    In all-caps, she wrote, "Myself & her family have filed dozens of reports of abuse & neglect & nothing was done until I called the police & wrote a letter to the NH mayor."

    Sorey was likely referring to the Manchester, New Hampshire Mayor Joyce Craig.

    The mayor received an email in December "primarily regarding issues with follow-up" on Harmony's case from the Division for Children, Youth and Families, but the mayor's office did not confirm if Sorey was the sender.

    "I'm calling on all my guardian angels to surround my baby & keep her safe & bring her home to me & her brothers," Sorey also posted, with a photo collage of Harmony and some of her siblings.

    In one comment, she said that she was not yet "allowed" to say more about the details of the disappearance and that she would not share information that might interfere with the investigation.

  • Carsen Holaday

    Harmony's mom last saw her on a Facetime call

    Harmony Montgomery’s mom, Crystal Sorey, claims said she last saw her daughter looking “frightened” during a FaceTime call around Easter 2019, according to an affidavit.

    “Crystal stated Adam was visible in the background of the video call,” read court documents. 

    “Crystal recalled that H.M. seemed frightened, and believes that was the last time she actually saw her daughter.”

    Since then, Adam cut off all ties with Sorey and the family, the affidavit says.

  • Carsen Holaday

    What happened to Adam Montgomery's girlfriend?

    The Seacoast Current reported that Montgomery's girlfriend, Kelsey Small, has died, although her cause of death is still unknown.

    A spokesperson for the Manchester Police said Small's death does not appear suspicious at this time, but would not release information regarding her living situation at the time of her death.

    Her death was reported on Twitter by the True Crime Sisters who said, "She was only 27 years young and many are mourning her loss.

    "Our True Crime Sisters team would like to extend our deepest heartfelt condolences to Kelsey’s family and loved ones at this time."

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    Montgomery is a suspect in an unsolved murder

    Adam Montgomery is the prime suspect in the 2008 murder of Darlin Guzman in Lynn, Massachusetts, according to Boston 25 News.

    On February 10 that year, cops found Darlin fatally shot in a convenience store parking lot in Lynn's Austin Square.

    She was shot in the chest and pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.

    Montgomery, who was 18 at the time, along with two family members has been the sole focus of the murder probe, the outlet reports.

    The outlet said Montgomery and his two family members agreed to meet with Darlin at the convenience store on the day she was fatally shot.

    Darlin's car was recovered days later in Billerica, which is in the direction of Bedford, New Hampshire, where Montgomery was living with his family at the time.

  • Carsen Holaday

    Who is Adam Montgomery?

    Harmony's father, Adam Montgomery, is being held without bail in a New Hampshire jail, according to a local media report.

    Montgomery is a suspect in an unsolved Massachusetts murder, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.

    Investigators announced the arrest of Adam Montgomery, who was taken into custody on January 4, 2022.

    Montgomery has been charged with felony second-degree assault, interfering with custody, and child endangerment stemming from his alleged 2019 conduct against Harmony.

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    Police have been searching for months

    During a press conference on January 3, 2022, Police Chief Allen Aldenberg said detectives "are running on fumes but working around the clock" to find Harmony.

    Aldenberg added, "I'm in rescue mode. We are not in a recovery operation.

    "We're operating under the assumption she’s alive and well, and that's how we'll operate until someone convinces me otherwise."

  • Carsen Holaday

    Police said two year gap is 'extremely concerning'

    During a press conference on December 31, 2021, Police Chief Allen Aldenberg told the media that Manchester authorities were not alerted to Harmony's disappearance until December 2021, two years after the little girl had gone missing.

    Aldenberg said, "For us to have a two-year delay, that is extremely concerning."

    He added, "That's not something that happens to us on a regular basis. It doesn't happen every day."

  • Carsen Holaday

    Who is Harmony Montgomery?

    Harmony Montgomery is an eight-year-old girl who went missing from her New Hampshire home in 2019.

    Harmony disappeared in October 2019, when she was just five years old, but was not reported missing until December 2021.

    The girl was enrolled at a Massachusetts school at the time of her disappearance.

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