A tale of two moms: The tragic and heart-breaking life of little Harmony Montgomery
Two years after then-five-year-old Harmony Montgomery went missing, police have finally made significant developments in the case by arresting her father Adam Montgomery and stepmother Kayla Montgomery on January 6, 2022. Reportedly, Adam has been charged with second-degree felony assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of interference with custody. Kayla has reportedly been charged with welfare fraud.
As we reported earlier, Harmony was reported missing in December 2021, after she was last seen in October 2019. Manchester Police, who are leading the search were left baffled by the timing but nonetheless got to work. In a matter of days, they've made
significant developments thanks to Kayla's mother Christina Lubin, who accused Adam of being a career criminal with a history of drug and substance abuse. Adding to the mystery is Kayla, who has reportedly been collecting food stamps in Harmony's name.
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The case has also revealed the fact that Harmony was shuttled between Adam and her biological mother Crystal Sorey before she went missing. It's just one of the many aspects that have come to light, indicating the difficult and challenging conditions the now seven-year-old grew up in.
Harmony's two moms
In 2018, Sorey lost custody of Harmony due to substance abuse issues and has since denied ever taking her back. It appears she no longer has a relationship with Adam, who is Harmony's biological father. When she contacted the police, Sorey claimed she last saw Harmony in April 2019 on a FaceTime call and hasn't heard from her since. According to her Facebook page, Sorey is a "stay-at-home parent" of three in Tampa, Florida, and is originally from Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Little else is known about Sorey, who has managed to stay under the radar despite the ramping public interest in the case. According to The Daily Mail, she also denied ever taking Harmony back after losing custody, although she conceded to repeatedly try to locate her. Kayla though has told cops a different story. She said the last time they saw Harmony, was when Adam dropped her off with Sorey in November 2019, while Sorey was working at a Dunkin' Donuts and living in Lowell, Massachusetts.
That story has been backed up by Kayla's mom Lubin, who said the last time she saw Harmony was sometime between Thanksgiving and December 6, 2019. Furthermore, Lubin defended her daughter, saying, "Kayla claimed she never saw or heard about (Harmony) after that day." She added, "I drilled my daughter, believe me. She used to be a liar but I know how to get the truth out of my daughter."
Kayla has been roped into the case after police discovered she collected over $1,500 in food stamps in Harmony's name, even though the child was no longer living with her and Adam. Lubin claimed she had nothing to do with the case, despite her "history of dishonesty." She instead pointed the finger at Adam, who amongst other things has a history of drugs, substance abuse, and a long criminal record.
Sorey claims Adam cut off all contact with her and her family after the April FaceTime call, which appears to directly contradict Kayla's claims. With both Adam and Kayla now in custody, we may know more about what exactly happened to little Harmony as she shuttled between the two.