Investigators are searching an undisclosed location in Revere, Massachusetts, for the rmains of missing New Hampshire girl Harmony Montgomery after receiving “credible information.”
Johnathon Miller, the adoptive father of Harmony’s brother Jamison, told Fox News that the location is not far from where Harmony’s mother was living when the 5-year-old disappeared in 2019, and also close to where her father lived in New Hampshire at the time.
Adam Montgomery, Harmony’s father, is in jail, charged with her murder, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Prosecutors say he disposed of the girl’s remains sometime between December 7, 2019, and March 4, 2020. He was previously charged with child abuse for pummeling Harmony in the face with a closed fist.
Crystal Sorey, Harmony’s mother, reported her missing at Thanksgiving 2021 after losing custody in 2018. Investigators later discovered that the girl had not been seen since 2019.
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office confirmed to Fox News that investigators from Manchester, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts state troopers were searching in Revere, but declined to release any further information.
“Officials caution against any speculation related to the potential results of this search,” spokesman Michael Garrity said in a statement.
#Sources: Police searching wetlands in #Revere for body of missing #HarmonyMontgomery #NH
Adam Montgomery is in custody charged with second degree murder. This is the 2nd time the marsh has been searched. Montgomery had extended family in the area. #MSP #WBZ #ITeam pic.twitter.com/NrmskhGCij
— Cheryl Fiandaca (@CherylFiandaca) April 7, 2023
CBS Boston, however, reported that the search was being carried out in the wetlands along Route 107 in Revere. Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said troopers from a specialized unit trained to search in “difficult terrain and environments” were leading the search, joined by K-9 teams and a drone unit.
Miller told Fox that he hopes Harmony’s remains can be located “so our son, when he’s older and can comprehend this preventable tragedy will have a place to visit and grieve his sister.”
“He often asks us, ‘Why did my sister, my best friend, have to die?'” he said.
Kayla Montgomery, Harmony’s stepmother, also faces charges related to her disappearance, including lying to a grand jury and collecting welfare payments for the girl long after she disappeared. Kayla Montgomery reportedly told police that her now estranged husband “had encouraged her on multiple occasions to lie to police about Harmony’s whereabouts” and even gave her a “cover story.”
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[Featured image: Adam Montgomery, left, and Harmony Montgomery/handouts]