New Hampshire police searched the former home of Adam and Kayla Montgomery Tuesday morning in the ongoing search for missing 8-year-old Harmony Montgomery.
The Manchester Police Department was at the Manchester home where Harmony’s father and his estranged wife lived in 2019, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office confirmed.
Investigators did not provide any more details, including why they were searching or what they were looking for.
Harmony, who was 5 at the time, disappeared between Nov. 28 and Dec. 10, 2019, while she was living with Adam Montgomery, according to police. The young girl had been in her father’s care since her mother, Crystal Sorey, lost custody in July 2018 due to her substance abuse issues.
Sorey told Manchester, N.H., police that she last saw Harmony on video chat around Easter 2019, describing the young girl as “frightened.”
Adam Montgomery was arrested in early January and charged with felony second-degree assault for a 2019 incident, one misdemeanor charge of interference with custody and two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child, all tied to Harmony’s disappearance. He was later arrested again in April on gun charges.
Relatives have accused Adam of abusing Harmony, including spanking, forcing her to scrub the toilet with her toothbrush and leaving her standing in the corner for hours, according to an arrest affidavit. His uncle told police Adam had told him that he “bashed her around this house” when he caught her trying to get her younger brother to stop crying while she was bathing him.
Harmony’s stepmother, Kayla Montgomery, has been charged with two felony counts of perjury for allegedly lying to a grand jury about where she was around the time Harmony disappeared. She has also been arrested on gun charges and for allegedly collecting food stamps and other benefits on behalf of Harmony while she was missing.
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