Adam Montgomery was arrested for his connection to an alleged 2019 assault of his daughter Harmony Montgomery. The 7-year-old girl is still missing, and police are trying to understand what happened in this strange missing person’s case.
According to reports, the father was arrested on Jan. 4, and charged with felony second-degree assault stemming from that 2019 case, one misdemeanor count of interference with custody and two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child, in this case Harmony Montgomery.
Adam Montgomery will be arraigned in Hillsborough County Superior Court North at 11 a.m.
According to Manchester Police, despite this arrest, they are still actively looking for Harmony Montgomery. Investigators say that Adam Montgomery has not been charged with his daughter’s disappearance.
“At this time, I have dedicated all available resources and personnel to locating Harmony. I encourage anyone to contact the Manchester Police Department with any relevant information which will help us in locating Harmony,” Police Chief Allen Aldenberg said Friday.
Harmony Montgomery, now 7 years old, hasn’t been seen since October 2019 when police did a house call. She was recently reported missing, and police are baffled at how this little girl could have vanished. Aldenberg has not said who reported Harmony Montgomery missing, but the police chief said that he has spoken to multiple family members.
According to reports, it is unclear what the little girl’s living situation was like before she disappeared in the fall of 2019. Records show that she was last enrolled in school in Massachusetts. Her brother’s adoptive father, Johnathon Miller, said that they have been trying for years to reunite the siblings but never had any luck.
An Amber Alert has not been issued because police are unsure when the little girl was last seen or what kind of vehicle she was in.
“For us to have a two-year delay, that is extremely concerning. That’s not something that happens to us on a regular basis,” he said. “It doesn’t happen every day.”
The FBI announced on Tuesday that they would be helping the Manchester Police Department with the investigation. They released a statement to The Daily Beast and said, “In keeping with standard protocol, we are assisting the Manchester Police Department with their investigation into the suspicious disappearance of Harmony Montgomery,” an FBI spokesperson told the website on Tuesday. “We urge anyone with information about Harmony’s current whereabouts to contact law enforcement.”
Reports describe Harmony Montgomery as being 4 feet tall, weighing about 50 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and glasses. She is blind in one eye and all current photos of her are from before her disappearance when she was 5 years old.
A 24-hour tip line has been set up for the missing persons case and a reward of $33,000 has been issued for anyone who can provide information on the little girl’s location. Manchester Police still believe that Harmony is alive and will be operating their investigation under that assumption until evidence proves otherwise.
The $33,000 reward was created by donations from local businesses who want to help locate Harmony Montgomery. One of those businesses was Dick Anagnost, owner of Anagnost Realty and Development. His company donated over $20,000 for the reward.
“I have grandchildren of Harmony’s age, and it struck a note with me,” Anagnost said Monday. “Two years is a long time, and that trail has gone cold. Police are basically trying to investigate this with their hands behind their back. We just wanted to help generate some activity and incentivize people to bring information to the police.”
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Manchester police at (603) 668-8711 or lead investigator Detective Jack Dunleavy at (603) 792-5561. Anonymous tips can also be called in to the Manchester Crimeline (603) 624-4040.