Manchester’s police chief made a heartbreaking appeal to the public in a Monday press conference where it was revealed that the father of a missing 5-year-old from New Hampshire would be charged with killing her by hitting her.
Adam Montgomery, 32, will be charged with murder in relation to the passing of his infant daughter Harmony, according to the announcement made by Aldenberg and New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella on Monday. Although the New Hampshire girl has been missing since late 2019, it took around two years before her disappearance was made public.
Investigators think Montgomery killed his daughter in early December 2019 by striking her with a closed hand. He will be charged with three other crimes in addition to second-degree murder, including witness tampering for allegedly trying to persuade his wife, Kayla, Harmony’s stepmother, to hide the death of the young girl.
Aldenberg was obviously moved as he took the platform at the Manchester press conference on Monday afternoon to express his gratitude to the investigators for their efforts during the 10-month investigation.
Since authorities initially publicly pleaded for information on Harmony’s whereabouts in the closing days of 2021, the investigation into her disappearance has attracted a lot of public interest.
Thousands of people responded to the information that Montgomery would be charged with murder on the police department’s social media website.
In November of last year, the girl’s mother, Crystal Sorey, called the police to let them know she had been looking for Harmony for months and thought she might be missing.
By the end of December, investigators allegedly contacted Adam Montgomery and other family members and informed them that Harmony had not been seen in more than two years and that there was concern as to whether she was still alive.