POTENTIAL Leads in the mysterious case of a missing seven-year-old girl were lost with the sudden death of the girl’s father’s friend.
Manchester Police say her death is not considered suspicious but they have not released any further information as it is part of an ongoing investigation.
She was dating Harmony’s father Adam Montgomery for over a year, but told police they never knew about Harmony, according to court documents.
“We don’t know what she knew, if she knew anything or the details of what happened to her,” Blair Miller, Harmony’s brother’s adoptive father, told The Sun.
“When my husband and I found out about this, it stopped us. It’s a tragic loss. How many lives will be ruined in this case?”
Miller and his husband have been actively trying to reunite their five-year-old son Jamison with his birth sister since Harmony was reported missing in late December.
Jamison and Harmony were inseparable while in the foster care system.
“We’ve been so focused on finding Harmony,” Miller said. “We’re looking at this whole case through Jamison’s eyes and want to do whatever it takes to bring them back together.”
Small was never arrested or named in Harmony’s missing persons case.
She was drawn into the saga when the police arrested Montgomery. The two slept in a parked car in Manchester.
Small’s cousin issued a statement, saying, “She was so much more than[Montgomery’s boyfriend]and I hate that one of her last connections on earth was with him.”
Montgomery was taken into custody Jan. 4 and charged with second-degree assault, interference with custody and child endangerment alleged conduct of 2019 against Harmony.
Harmony’s stepmother, Kayla has been charged with welfare fraud on suspicion of receiving $1,500 worth of food stamps for the child from December 2019 to June 2021 when the girl was not living with her and Adam.
Both have pleaded not guilty and are in prison.
Since her arrest, prosecutors have released new details in the Harmony case.
According to New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella, investigators assume so harmony disappeared sometime between November 28 and December 10, 2019. However, she was not reported missing until late 2021.
Adam’s brother Michael told police The 31-year-old physically abused Harmony and gave her a black eye.
A detective then spoke to Adam’s uncle Kevin and asked him about Harmony’s eye injury.
According to court documents, Kevin said Adam told him in July 2019 that he [Adam] “beat her up [Harmony] around the house.”
Adam was reportedly angry at Harmony, who was five at the time, for being asked to watch her little brother, but he started crying, which infuriated the father.
The uncle also said Adam beat up his daughter, forced her to stand in the corner for hours, and ordered her to scrub a toilet with her toothbrush.
THE HARMONY IS STILL MISSING: TIP LINE 603-203-6060
The big question remains: where is Harmony Montgomery?
Manchester Police and the Miller family remain ‘optimistic’
Miller said they received tips that seem “absurd” but he passed it all on to the police.
“It’s hard to tell if any of the tips will lead to anything,” Miller said. “Sometimes we tell the police what we hear and say, ‘It might be crazy, but,’ and the police say, ‘Nothing is too crazy.'”
Miller and Manchester Police are urging anyone with information – “no matter how small it may seem” – to come forward.
The Manchester Police Department has set up this tips hotline which can be phoned or texted and is staffed 24 hours a day: 603-203-6060.
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