The Death of Harmony Montgomery: Dad Adam Montgomery indicted for murder of 5-yr-old
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MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: The father of Harmony Montgomery, who is accused of beating her to death, has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge. Adam Montgomery was first indicted in the infamous case in October, and the New Hampshire Attorney General's office confirmed Thursday, January 26, that a grand jury has indicted him. Other charges against Adam Montgomery include abuse of a corpse, falsifying evidence and witness tampering.
Harmony's stepmother, Kayla Montgomery, is also in jail, and her bail was revoked because she failed to show up for a scheduled court date last September. The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to perjury in November and agreed to cooperate in the case against Adam Montgomery. Charges that Kayla lied to state health officials about having the child in her care in order to receive welfare and that she received stolen firearms were dropped by prosecutors in exchange.
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Murder indictment says Adam Montgomery caused the death of Harmony Montgomery by repeatedly striking her on the head with closed fist. pic.twitter.com/b0HMRIr9BS— Tim Callery (@TimCalWMUR) January 26, 2023
According to court records, the stepmother was questioned multiple times in June and she said that "Harmony had been murdered in December 2019" by Adam Montgomery, and that Adam had encouraged her "on multiple occasions to lie to police about Harmony's whereabouts, basically giving Kayla a 'cover story' and telling her that as long as she stuck to the cover story everything would be OK." Harmony's mother, Crystal Sorey, claimed that the investigators should have known this type of information a long time back. "When these two people knew she was deceased for two years and 10 months," Sorey said.
Always praying today will be the day she is found💜 let's never forget #harmonymontgomery pic.twitter.com/036GY9LXpK— 🙃 (@Janillo84) January 24, 2023
Has Harmony Montgomery been found?
In 2019, Harmony Montgomery was last seen when she was only 5 years old. The case of her disappearance did not come to light until December 2021. Adam was accused of beating her to death with a closed fist around December 7, 2019, and hiding her body until March 4, 2020. Her remains have not been found to date.
🚨BREAKING— Glenn Jones (@GlennNBCBoston) January 27, 2023
Adam Montgomery INDICTED on 2nd degree murder charges in the death of his daughter Harmony, age 5, the NH Attorney General just revealed. pic.twitter.com/uKyAbCz3qz
Timeline of Adam Montgomery's arrest and charges
Before he was arrested, Adam Montgomery, 32, was already serving time in the Hillsborough County House of Corrections on numerous charges. After his arrest, he pleaded not guilty and was charged with a second-degree felony stemming from alleged conduct against Harmony in 2019. The most significant development in the case came months after investigators searched the little girl's last residence. Investigators believed they had found biological evidence, said former FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer.
#HarmonyMontgomery | Adam Montgomery has been arrested for his daughter's murder. They say he "struck" Harmony in the head and disposed of her body. #JusticeForHarmony pic.twitter.com/z4lNm5cy4C— 🤓L̤̮E̤̮G̤̮🅰️C̤̮Y̤̮🤓 (@iamlegacy23) October 24, 2022
"Blood, DNA, either in that refrigerator, on the floorboards, in the carpet. There's no way to really get rid of that," Coffindaffer told WBZ-TV. Harmony had been in the care of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Massachusetts starting back in 2014 before a Juvenile Court judge awarded custody to her father in New Hampshire in February 2019.
Adam's brother Kevin made some chilling revelations about Adam's behavior towards his own daughter. He claimed that Adam was physically abusive to Harmony. He also alleged that Adam had told him in July 2019 that he “bashed her [Harmony] around the house.”