Police Say 5-Year-Old Girl Murdered

New Hampshire authorities announced that Harmony Montgomery, 5, was murdered in December 2019.

Harmony Montgomery was placed in her father’s custody months before she was last seen. Her return to her family has been the number one priority for the Manchester Police Department since late last year.

According to authorities, Montgomery went missing from her father’s custody in 2019. Still, a missing person report wasn’t filed until late last year when her noncustodial mother learned she had never been registered to attend school in her father’s hometown.

The adoptive father of Montgomery’s little brother posted Thursday on Twitter that it’s “nearly impossible and unjust to use words to describe how our family feels on this somber day.”

Adam Montgomery, Harmony’s father, has been held without bail since January on child abuse and other charges.

His estranged wife and Harmony’s stepmom, Kayla Montgomery, has been charged with fraud and other charges after allegedly collecting food stamps in the girl’s name for months after she last saw her and again for lying to the grand jury.

Police were collecting evidence at the former home of Adam Montgomery, who is accused of abusing his daughter, Harmony.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Harmony Montgomery believed to have been killed, New Hampshire AG says  WMUR Manchester
  2. Search for missing New Hampshire girl Harmony Montgomery is now a homicide investigation, officials say  Yahoo News
  3. New Hampshire officials determine Harmony Montgomery was ‘murdered’  Fox News
  4. Source: Harmony Montgomery case moving to homicide investigation  The Union Leader
  5. Mass. DCF calls Harmony Montgomery news ‘tragic and horrifying’  WCVB Channel 5 Boston
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