Harmony’s Parents are fighting over parental rights, but where is Harmony?

Harmony Montgomery is a 7-year-old girl that went missing from Manchester, New Hampshire in 2019. Her disappearance was just reported a few months ago and the search for Harmony is still on. Police say that the more we keep her name and pictures out, the more likely it will be that the little girl is found. A reward for information leading to Harmony is now up to $150,000.

Crystal Sorey updated her profile picture on November 1, 2019 with a picture of Harmony

No one seems to know exactly when Harmony Montgomery disappeared. Harmony’s parents, Crystal Sorey and Adam Montgomery have both changed their stories throughout the investigation into what happened to Harmony Montgomery. This week the parents of the missing little girl fought in family court over parental rights, but where is Harmony?

Manchester Police are not sure of when exactly Harmony disappeared because the parents can’t tell them, but in December 2021 the police did issue a “missing child” alert for Harmony. At the time, Harmony was still in the custody of the Department of Children and Youth Services in New Hampshire. Yes, Harmony was in state custody when she disappeared. The state had placed her with her parents but they were supposed to be watching to see how the Harmony was doing with her parents when she disappeared. Apparently, the whole time that Harmony has been missing, DYS had a case open on her, but failed to check on her or report that she is missing. Some family members say that they even reached out for help long before the police took notice and put the missing child alert out.

You can read the back stories to Harmony’s case here:

Where is Harmony Montgomery? The parents are not the only ones that failed Harmony. Children and Youth Services did too.

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Basically, Harmony Montgomery’s biological mother, Crystal Sorey, originally stated she hadn’t seen her daughter in over six months. She later said she last saw her daughter via video chat on Easter 2019,” reported Newsweek. Crystal Sorey also married shortly before Harmony Montgomery disappeared. Adam Montgomery is Harmony’s father and the police found him and his girlfriend sleeping in a car in Manchester. According to police, Adam initially said Harmony was fine and that he had seen her somewhat recently. However, he later said that he had not seen his daughter since Crystal Sorey came to pick her up around Thanksgiving 2019.

Manchester Police say that they received a report in December 2021 that Harmony Montgomery has not been seen since late 2019. “The circumstances surrounding this prolonged absence are very concerning and are being thoroughly investigated,” police said. Both parents gave police conflicting information about when Harmony went missing.

Other reports came in from someone that said he is Harmony’s uncle, NBC Boston reported, “a man who said he is the uncle of the girl’s father said that he asked DCYF in July or August of 2019 to help Harmony”. Blair Miller, a Washington D.C. television anchor adopted Harmony’s brother Jamison, but Harmony was not adopted.  He says that he has a close relationship with Harmony’s mother, but that they have “never seen harmony”. Adam and Kayla Montgomery share three children. “Kayla Montgomery told police December 31 that she last saw Harmony around November or December 2019, that Adam told her he was driving her back to her mother in Massachusetts, and that she had not seen or heard about Harmony since. Crystal Sorey denies ever taking custody of Harmony or ever seeing her after the FaceTime call around Easter 2019.

This case is certainly concerning, and confusing. Where is Harmony Montgomery? The Manchester Police Department are asking that anyone with any information that will lead to finding Harmony contact them at 603-668-8711 or Detective Jack Dunleavy at (603) 792-5561. You can also remain anonymous and call the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.

Update: 11/2022 by the Associated Press:

The stepmother of a New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 at age 5 and is presumed dead was sent to prison for at least a year and a half Friday after pleading guilty to perjury charges.

Kayla Montgomery, 32, pleaded guilty to two charges alleging that she lied to a grand jury about working at a doughnut shop on Nov. 30, 2019, the day she said she last saw Harmony Montgomery. She also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors who have charged her estranged husband with second-degree murder in the child’s death.

In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges that Montgomery lied to state health officials about having the child in her care in order to collect welfare benefits and that she received stolen firearms.

She did not speak at her hearing in Hillsborough County Superior Court other than to indicate that she understood the details of the plea agreement. She was sentenced to 3½ to seven years in prison, with 1½ years of the minimum suspended and given credit for time already served.

Update from Crime Online 11/2022:

In exchange for cooperating with investigators in the case against Adam Montgomery, Kayla Montgomery’s charges of lying to state health officials by collecting Harmony’s government benefits will be dropped.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, she was accused of continuing to collect welfare money meant for Harmony’s care for months after Harmony vanished.

Meanwhile, the search for Harmony continues.

Police received a call from Harmony’s biological mother, Crystal Sorey, on November 18, 2021, who reported the child was missing. Sorey told police that Alex Montgomery had physical custody of Harmony and she couldn’t get in touch with him.

Sorey reportedly lost custody of Harmony in 2018 due to drug issues. Adam, according to Sorey, blocked her calls and blocked her from social media, and didn’t allow her to speak to Harmony after Easter 2019.

New Hampshire police reached out to the New Hampshire Department of Children’s Services to locate Adam Montgomery after learning Harmony “had not been physically seen since October/November 2019.”

Adam Montgomery denied any involvement in Harmony’s disappearance and presumed death. He remains behind bars without bail on second-degree murder and additional charges.

A $94,00 reward for information on Harmony’s whereabouts is being offered. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police tipline at 603-203-6060.

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