Nearly $ 100,000 is now being donated in search of Harmony Montgomery, a 7-year-old girl from New Hampshire who has been missing for two years and is the subject of a major search.
Five new pledges of reward money since Thursday raised the total available for information leading investigators to Harmony to $ 94,000, the Manchester Police Department said on Friday. The new pledges include a private donation of $ 15,000 from someone in Nashua and $ 10,000 from someone living in Vermont.
Harmony has not been seen since late 2019, according to Manchester Police, who only recently discovered her disappearance and has since opened a major investigation that includes the FBI.
“We cannot thank the community and those in the surrounding states, towns and villages enough for their generosity and support as we continue to investigate the disappearance of this 7-year-old,” police said in a statement. “Your help is greatly appreciated and we hope this award will encourage people to provide valuable information. “
Investigators continue to search for Harmony Montgomery after her father’s arrest.
No one has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, but Harmony’s father was arrested this week on charges including not having had Harmony in his custody. His wife, Harmony’s mother-in-law, was arrested days later on charges of welfare fraud for allegedly collecting food stamps for the young girl when she no longer lived with them.
Officials say they continue to search for Harmony and assume she is still alive.
“We have to get her home safely. We want to make sure we have everyone on the bridge,” Governor Chris Sununu said Thursday.
Manchester Police have set up a 24-hour hotline, 603-203-6060, for information that may lead to Harmony. They work with the state’s Division for Children, Youth and Families and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to find her.
Harmony’s mother, who lives in Massachusetts, had called Manchester police in November to say that she hadn’t seen her daughter in a while. She first told officers she hadn’t seen her in over six months, but then said it had been since Easter 2019, when she video chatted with the father and Harmony, according to one. police affidavit.
Police said her father, Adam Montgomery, had legal custody of Harmony. He was arrested Tuesday for second degree assault, as well as for obstructing child custody and endangering children. Police accused her of “willfully violating a duty of care, protection or support” by not knowing her whereabouts since late 2019 – Harmony’s last reported sighting.
Harmony Montgomery’s father, 7, faces charges of assaulting her before she disappeared more than two years ago.
Montgomery, 31, of Manchester, had pleaded not guilty on his behalf through his lawyer. He was jailed without bail.
In an interview with police, Harmony’s great-uncle told officers he saw her with one black eye in July 2019. He said Montgomery told him he hit her. after seeing her daughter hold her hand over her younger brother’s mouth to keep him from crying. according to police documents.
The family member said he informed the state child protection services.
Montgomery’s brother also told police he feared Adam was “super small” with the child.