It’s been almost 3 years since Harmony Montgomery, the 5-year-old from New Hampshire went missing in December 2019. Since her disappearance, Harmony’s father and stepmother, Kayla, have been arrested earlier this year.
Father of Harmony Montgomery Charged With Her Murder
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Kayla had been arrested for welfare fraud after it was discovered that Kayla had collected over $1,500 in food stamps meant to benefit Harmony. Prosecutors say Kayla never removed Harmony from her family’s account with the state’s Division of Family Assistance and went on to receive benefits between December 2019 and June 2021.
Harmony’s father, 32-year-old Adam Montgomery, was initially charged with felony second-degree assault, interference with custody, and two charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Now more charges are being brought to the table.
Now, Harmony’s father has been arrested and charged with the 5-year-old’s murder. Although Harmony’s body was never found, police allege Adam Montgomery beat Harmony to death “on or about December 7, 2019” by repeatedly “striking Harmony Montgomery in the head with a closed fist,” the Boston Globe reported.
New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella further explained that in addition to the second-degree murder charge, Adam has also been charged with “falsifying physical evidence, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with witnesses or informants in connection with Harmony’s death.”
It remains unclear what lead prosecutors to bring these new charges against Adam.
“Today, I do want to again express my deepest sympathies to Harmony’s family, friends, and loved ones,” Formella said in his statement.
“We understand that today’s news, while significant for purposes of this investigation, is yet another difficult moment for those who loved Harmony and those who have followed this case.”
On October 25, a spokesperson for the New Hampshire judiciary told the Boston Globe that Adam’s legal team filed waivers of arraignment. “Neither Montgomery nor counsel in the case will be present in court.”
Authorities are still asking anyone with knowledge of Harmony’s disappearance and alleged murder to come forward as the search for her body continues.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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