Harmony Montgomery Went Missing in Weeks After Family Evicted from Home, Police Say

Investigators looking for missing 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery say they've narrowed down the time frame of her disappearance to 13 days in late 2019 after her family was reported to be homeless.

New Hampshire's Attorney General Office announced Monday investigators believe Harmony disappeared sometime between November 28 to December 10, 2019, after her family was evicted from their Manchester home. She was 5 years old when she was last seen and wasn't reported missing until late 2021.

Harmony was living with her father Adam Montgomery, her stepmother, Kayla, along with her two other siblings. Witnesses reported seeing the family homeless and living in two cars. One of the cars was a silver 2010 Chrysler Sebring, and the other was a dark-blue 2006 Audi S4, the attorney general's office said in a press release.

Multiple witnesses said they saw Harmony with Adam and Kayla in the days following November 28. However, "by approximately December 6–10, 2019, Adam and Kayla apparently had only their two common children, and Harmony was no longer with them," the statement said.

Authorities have not arrested anyone in connection to Harmony's disappearance. Kayla was charged with welfare fraud for collecting $1,500 in food stamps intended for Harmony between December 2019 to June 2021, even while she was not living with her at that time, WBTS-TV reported.

In a court appearance Monday, Assistant Attorney General Jesse O'Neill told the judge that Kayla was a flight risk and "she knows what law enforcement is closing in on," WBTS reported. The judge is expected to rule whether to release Kayla on a $5,000 cash bail. She has pleaded not guilty,

Adam was charged with second-degree assault for a 2019 incident involving his daughter where he allegedly hit harmony in the face, according to an affidavit. He was also charged with interference with custody and endangering the welfare of a child, WCVB reported. He has pleaded not guilty.

Harmony was given to her father after a Massachusetts judge granted him custody even though he has a history of violent criminal activity, according to WCVB.

Harmony's biological mother Crystal Sorey told investigators the last time she saw her daughter was April 2019 via Facetime, according to The Daily Beast.

Sorey told The Daily Beast the updated timeline is critical information because it pokes holes in what Adam and Kayla previously told investigators.

"I strongly believe that the new timeline is more accurate," she said.

She added she remains hopeful as police search for her missing child.

"All I have right now is hope that she will be found and brought home, where she is so very loved and missed by many," Sorey told The Daily Beast. "The police are very serious about finding Harmony."

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Harmony is asked to call or text 603-203-6060.

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Investigators said on Monday January 24, 2022 Harmony Montgomery went missing in the weeks after her family was evicted from their New Hampshire home. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/ Pool/AP Photo