MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – An extensive, day-long search of an apartment building in Manchester, New Hampshire failed to locate Harmony Montgomery.
The 8-year-old hasn’t been seen for two and a half years now.
New Hampshire authorities, including Manchester Police, the Hillsborough County Sheriff and the New Hampshire FBI office, spent hours on Tuesday recovering evidence from an apartment at 644 Union Street. The street reopened around 10pm after the night’s search ended.
Among the dozens of onlookers on Tuesday, Regina Carr watched the research and waited for updates. Carr has been making posts and organizing searches for Harmony over the past few months.
“We all want the epilogue. Her heart sinks,” Carr said, as she watched investigators clear potential evidence. “The fact that they didn’t find Harmony here keeps hope alive, meaning we can continue to search for her.”
Near midday, the investigators exited the apartment building, loaded a refrigerator and other items, including planks, into a truck.
The items will be brought to another location for further analysis.
Harmony’s father, Adam Montgomery, and his then-wife, Kayla Montgomery, once lived in the apartment.
Adam Montgomery, 30, was indicted in March by a Hillsborough County grand jury on felony second-degree assault, alleging he hit Harmony in the face in July 2019.
A grand jury indicted Kayla Montgomery, 31, with felony larceny by deception, alleging that she told workers at the New Hampshire Department of Health that Harmony was a family member from November 2019 to June 2, 2021, and that she received food stamp benefits for Harmony.
Kayla was also arrested earlier this month on charges of perjury.
Both pleaded not guilty and told police that Harmony was living with her mother in Massachusetts.
Adam is currently in custody, while Kayla is out on bond.
Sources say that neither Adam nor Kayla Montgomery is cooperating in the effort to find harmony.
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office is chairing the Harmony Montgomery investigation. The office did not say what prompted the police to search Al Ittihad Street. However, a source told me that the site was searched due to new investigation leads developed recently.
No one close to Harmony Montgomery appears to have changed course and is now cooperating with investigators.
Harmony Montgomery disappeared sometime in November or December 2019. It is not clear if she lives on Union Street with Adam and Kelly.
In January, the FBI helped NH investigators search for a home on Guilford Street where Harmony lives with her father and stepmother. not found.
As police spend hours searching Union Street, Harmony’s mother, Crystal Surrey, told Boston 25 News, “This is tough. I know in my heart this is no longer a rescue mission. They are looking for a body.”
Late on Tuesday afternoon, Manchester Department of Public Works staff opened a manhole cover near the Union Street apartment building and threw a camera into pipes down the street for clues.
As of 6 p.m., Harmony Montgomery had not been found, and the search was expected to continue into the night.
Anyone with information about Harmony’s disappearance can call or text the 24-hour advice line at 603-203-6060.
This is an evolving story. Check back for updates as more information is available.
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