Estranged Wife Now Says Missing Stepdaughter Is Dead
(UnitedHeadlines.com) – Police have presumed Harmony Montgomery dead for nearly two years, but they recently obtained a break in the child’s case. Her former stepmother, Kayla Montgomery, told law enforcement she’d known from the start that the little girl was dead, but the father had compelled her to stay quiet.
Harmony Montgomery, who would currently be seven years old, grew up in foster care most of her life, only returning to her father’s custody in February of 2019. He reportedly killed her only 10 months later by hitting her repeatedly in the head.
This story has haunted me from the beginning through today's latest tragic update:
A judge ordered Harmony Montgomery placed with her father.
He didn't require a home visit beforehand.
The child was dead by the end of the year, prosecutors say.https://t.co/1gimc08AJU
— Marisa Iati (@marisa_iati) October 24, 2022
Montgomery already had a history of violence before his daughter’s return, having prior convictions for attacking two women and shooting a person during a drug deal. Police recently launched an investigation against the suspect for numerous gun-related crimes, allegedly including selling stolen weapons for drug money.
The Washington Post reported that officials had opened investigations of possible abuse before the little girl’s death, but child welfare agents had deemed them “unfounded.” Adam Montgomery now faces charges of child abuse, second-degree murder, abuse of a corpse, evidence tampering, and witness tampering.
Officials have set up a tip line for any information on Harmony Montgomery or her whereabouts: 603-203-6060. To date, police have yet to recover any remains.
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