Mystery shrouds the missing child case of Harmony, who hasn’t been seen since October 2019 when cops were called to a home in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Harmony’s father, Adam Montgomery, was arrested on Tuesday[/caption]
Now, the missing four-year-old’s mom, Crys Renee Sorey, posted a Facebook post, saying the “New Hampshire DCYF failed” Harmony.
In the series of posts, Sorey wrote: “NEW HAMPSHIRE DCYF FAILED MY DAUGHTER!!! MYSELF & HER FAMILY HAVE FILED DOZENS OF REPORTS OF ABUSE & NEGLECT & NOTHING WAS DONE UNTIL I CALLED POLICE & WROTE A LETTER TO THE NH MAYOR!!!!”
The mother was likely referring to the Manchester, New Hampshire Mayor Joyce Craig.
In December, the mayor received an email “primarily regarding issues with follow-up” on Harmony’s case from the Division for Children, Youth and Families, but the mayor’s office did not confirm if Sorey was the sender.
“I’m calling on all my guardian angels to surround my baby & keep her safe & bring her home to me & her brothers,” Sorey also posted, with a photo collage of Harmony and some of her siblings.
In another post, she asked those on her profile to keep watch for Harmony’s father, Adam Montgomery, 31.
Most read in The US Sun
HARMONY’S FATHER ARRESTED
Adam was arrested on Tuesday and charged with assaulting his seven-year-old daughter before her mysterious disappearance.
The 31-year-old has been charged with felony second-degree assault stemming from an alleged attack against Harmony in 2019.
Adam is also facing a misdemeanor charge of interference with custody and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to court records released Wednesday, Manchester police got a call on November 18, 2021, from Sorey saying her daughter was missing and that Adam had custody of her.
Sorey, who lives in Lowell, lost custody of Harmony in July 2018 “in part due to a substance abuse issue,” court docs state.
“Crystal said that both she and Adam had past issues with substance abuse.”
Sorey told authorities she got sober and tried to track down Harmony and Adam, adding that she last saw her daughter during a Facetime video call around Easter in 2019 and that her daughter “seemed frightened.”
Police reached out to the Division for Children Youth & Families, which started a search for Adam.
Detectives began searching for the 31-year-old on December 27 after DCYF told them they were unable to local the father.
Investigators later learned that Harmony “had not been physically seen since October/November 2019,” per the affidavit filed Wednesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court.
HARMONY’S ALLEGED ABUSE
In their search for Adam, police spoke with his brother Michael, who told them the 31-year-old was physically abusive to Harmony and gave her a black eye.
A detective then talked to Adam’s uncle Kevin and asked him about Harmony’s eye injury.
According to court documents, Kevin said that Adam told him in July 2019 that he [Adam] “bashed her [Harmony] around the house.”
Adam was allegedly angry at Harmony, who was five years old at the time, because she was supposed to be watching her infant brother, but he started crying, which enraged the father.
The uncle also said Adam spanked his daughter, forced her to stand in the corner for hours and ordered her to scrub a toilet with her toothbrush.
On December 31, 2021, police found Adam’s current wife, who said she had not spoken to him since mid-November.
In a Facebook post, Harmony’s mother wrote: ‘I’m calling on all my guardian angels to surround my baby & keep her safe’[/caption]
She told investigators the last time she saw the young girl was “sometime in November or December of 2019” when Adam said he was driving her back to her mother in Lowell.
However, Sorey told police that never happened.
After interviewing his wife, police finally found Adam and his new girlfriend sleeping in a car in Manchester.
She told officers Adam never spoke about Harmony.
The father told police that Harmony was “fine and he had seen her somewhat recently,” but then allegedly contradicted himself, telling police he hadn’t seen her since her mother came to “pick her up in Manchester around Thanksgiving 2019.”
He then allegedly stopped answering questions and said: “I have nothing else to say.”
When police told him they were worried she might not be alive, they said, “Adam did not exhibit much emotion or reaction to this.”
Despite the arrest, the search for Harmony continues.
Her disappearance wasn’t reported until the last week of December 2021 – two years after she was last seen.
Harmony is described as being 4 feet tall and weighing around 50 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes and wears glasses, and is blind in her right eye.
During the press conference, Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg announced more than $10,000 in rewards for information and said this tips hotline can be called or texted and will be manned 24/7: 603-203-6060.