Shocking new footage is appearing in an apartment at the center of a renewed search for a missing eight-year-old girl with a torn floor and a torn cupboard.
Police descended upon the small, one-bedroom New Hampshire neighborhood on June 14, where they were seen removing a fridge as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Harmony Montgomery, now 8.
However, the current owner has now uncovered other evidence that was snatched away by the FBI who had been looking for the young girl for months.
The apartment was once occupied by Harmony’s father, Adam Montgomery, and her former stepmother, Kayla.
“It’s heartbreaking, to be in that apartment in which you think something might happen,” the current resident, using the alias Ginger, told Boston 25 News.
“Though I’ve been crying for days like this.”
She showed how extensive flooring has been removed in the kitchen, hallway and bedroom.
And the resident has been given a new fridge by removing the other.
“That fridge is supposedly a new fridge, it wasn’t there when they were here.
“The keeper was telling me there were three other tenants in front of me.”
Among other things, a worker is also working to rebuild the bedroom wardrobe after police removed a shelf and a bar.
Ginger reveals that the police were showing great interest in the cell.
“It was all torn down,” she said.
“He took the stuff out of the closet and then took the walls out of the closet.”
“It’s breaking my heart,” Ginger said.
Harmony was last seen in Manchester, New Hampshire in 2019, but her mysterious disappearance was not reported until late December 2021.
According to data kept by the Massachusetts DCF, Harmony spent a large part of her early life caring for her mother and back-and-forth between the Department of Children and Families.
In 2019, when she was about five years old, dad Adam was given the custody of the young girl.
Adam and his estranged wife Kayla cut all communication with their families – and a series of errors by Child Protective Services left Harmony’s mother and family in the dark about her disappearance.
Until earlier this month, the investigation focused on a home on Guilford St in Manchester, New Hampshire, where Harmony was last seen.
Police reports obtained by The Sun through a public records request show that officers visited his residence at least 16 times between January 2019 and January 2020.
According to a police report obtained by The Sun, Adam’s alleged criminal actions continued about four miles away on Union St, where he and Kayla lived for some time before separating.
The Union Street home has been identified as the address that was searched earlier this month.
There the father, who is currently in jail, allegedly stalked Kayla in March 2021 and was eventually arrested.
The arrest report mentions three children in the house. All his information except age was redacted, but none matched Harmony’s age.
The report also states that Kayla told the police that she had lost her keys so she kept the back door and rear window of the house open.
the hunt is on
Harmony’s case has disappointed the local police, disappointed the community and challenged the resolve of Harmony’s loved ones.
But Harmony’s five-year-old brother Jamison, her adoptive fathers Blair and Jonathan Miller, and older brothers have not given up hope that she is alive and that they will be reunited.
Blair Miller shared a video of baby-faced Jamison smiling in front of a cake that read “Happy Birthday Harmony” in pink icing for Harmony’s eighth birthday earlier this month.
In the video, Jameson said, “Harmony, I hope you have a nice birthday, big sister,” and gave her a kiss.
He then released eight pink balloons with the message on how much they loved him.
Blair said, “While Jamieson may not yet know the uncertainties surrounding his sister, he does know that she is loved, missed and hopes that these words of love will find her.”
“Jonathan and I would love to read how you celebrate him today. We will keep all these happy memories to share with Jamison when he is old enough to understand so that he can see the good in this world.”
Harmony’s biological mother Crystal Soare has been vocal in finding her daughter, who was delivered by Child Protective Services in 2019 to her biological father, Adam Montgomery.
Soare said she last saw Harmony on FaceTime around Easter 2019.
According to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office, she went missing sometime between November 28 and December 10, 2019, while Adam and Kayla were staying in a car.
According to police, Soare is not a suspect, but Montgomery and his wife Kayla, who was with Harmony when she disappeared, were both arrested in January on separate charges.
Adam was accused of assaulting Harmony shortly before her disappearance and also faced two counts of custodial interference and endangering the welfare of a child.
One possible reason, according to the affidavit, is that the father has a violent past and allegedly “cursed (harmony) around the house,” forcing him to scrub the toilet with his toothbrush and stand in the corner for hours.
A January 2020 police report described a “very bad smell” coming from the house, which caused the door to open.
Kayla was arrested shortly after Adam and was charged with one felony of fraudulent theft and two misdemeanors of welfare fraud.
And earlier in June, Kayla was charged with perjury, a charge for which she pleaded not guilty.
As time passes, the situation becomes dire and the matter becomes more mysterious.
In mid-March, Adam’s ex-girlfriend, Kelsey Smalls, was found dead in the same town where Harmony had gone missing.
According to Manchester Police, his death is not considered suspicious, but they have not released any other information as it is part of an ongoing investigation.
According to court documents, she dated Harmony’s father, Adam Montgomery, for more than a year, but told police she never knew about Harmony.
“We don’t know what she knew, if she knew anything or the details of what happened to her,” Blair Miller, the adoptive father of Harmony’s brother, told The Sun.
“When my husband and I heard about it, it left us dead in our tracks. It’s a sad loss. How many lives are going to be ruined in this case?”