Harmony Montgomery: 'Very bad odor' reported at home where father Adam 'bashed' her
Harmony's mysterious disappearance wasn't reported until the last week of December 2021 even though she was last seen in the area in October 2019
The police said that a "very bad odor" was reported coming from a home where missing seven-year-old girl Harmony Montgomery was living with her father Adam Montgomery, who was arrested in connection with his daughter's disappearance in 2019.
Harmony's mysterious disappearance wasn't reported until the last week of December 2021 even though she was last seen in the area in October 2019. At the time that the suspect was moving out of the Manchester, New Hampshire home, a foul smell was reported. Within the first two weeks of January, Adam and Harmony's stepmom Kayla were arrested by the Manchester police and assisting law enforcement agencies.
'There was a very bad odor'
According to the probable cause affidavit filed before his arrest, Adam allegedly told his brother that he made Harmony clean the toilet with her toothbrush as well as "bashed (her) around the house," during a drug relapse. He had custody of his daughter since February 2019 and was living at the Manchester house until it was sold in May 2020, according to property records.
A neighbor saw an opened door and thought that someone had broken into Adam's home, reporting it to the police. When law enforcement agents arrived at the scene, they discovered a foul odor. "Door has not been kicked in. Looks like someone moved out, and they left the door open," according to the police report, obtained by the Sun. "Adam Montgomery. They were just airing it out. There was a very bad odor."
Between January 2019 and January 2020, the police had responded to the Montgomery residence at least 16 times, following reports of verbal domestic fights, alleged child abuse and animal abuse, and the condition of the home.
$100,000 offered for info on Harmony Montgomery
Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg has said that they're in "emergency rescue mode," when it comes to Harmony's case. More than $10,000 in rewards was previously announced by Aldenberg for information leading to the location of Harmony. The same offer has been bumped up to $100,000.
The police chief seemed emotional when delivering his message and pleading with the community. "Help us find this little girl. Someone knows something, do what is right and call in," Aldenberg said. He also urged the public to avoid social media theories. “Don’t play detective. Don’t play police. Leave that to us," Aldenberg said.
Earlier this week, Harmony's biological mom Crystal Sorely broke her silence issuing a heartfelt message to her daughter. "Hi, baby. If you can see me and hear me, I want you to know that I never stopped looking for you and I won't stop fighting until I find you, okay,” she told NBC10Boston. “You stay strong and mommy's right here fighting for you. I love you!" Later in a separate interview, she voiced the possibility that her ex might have sold their daughter for drugs.