A “VERY bad odor” came from the home where a missing seven-year-old girl lived with her father before she vanished, according to police.
Harmony was last seen in the area in October 2019, but her mysterious disappearance wasn’t reported until the last week of December 2021.
Manchester police and assisting law enforcement agencies moved quickly and arrested Adam and Harmony’s stepmom Kayla within two weeks of the new year.
Adam allegedly told his brother he “bashed (Harmony) around the house,” forced her to scrub the toilet with her toothbrush and stand in the corner for hours during a drug a relapse, according to the probable cause affidavit filed before his arrest.
He reportedly took custody of Harmony in February 2019, and was living at 77 Gilford St. until it was sold in May 2020, according to property records.
The odor was discovered by police who were called to the home by a neighbor who saw an opened door and thought it was kicked in, according to the police report obtained by The Sun through the records request.
“Door has not been kicked in. Looks like someone moved out, and they left the door open,” according to the police report, which redacted the next couple of words.
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“Adam Montgomery. They were just airing it out. There was a very bad odor.”
This was one of at least 16 times between January 2019 and January 2020 that police responded to the home while the Montgomerys lived there, according to the documents obtained by The Sun.
Other reports detailed alleged verbal domestic fights, neighbors calling about concerns of alleged child abuse and animal abuse, and the condition of the home.
Earlier this week, Harmony’s biological mom Crystal Sorely broke her silence on the case and issued a message to her daughter.
“Hi, baby. If you can see me and hear me, I want you to know that I never stopped looking for you and I won’t stop fighting until I find you, okay,” she told NBC10Boston.
“You stay strong and mommy’s right here fighting for you. I love you!”
HARMONY IS STILL MISSING
The major question remains: Where’s Harmony Montgomery?
Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg and Harmony’s younger brother’s adopted parents Blair and Jonathon Miller said they’re in “emergency rescue mode.”
The Millers told The Sun in a previous exclusive interview that they believe Harmony is still alive and have been doing everything they can to find their son Jamison’s older sister.
They said the two were inseparable while they bounced around the foster care system.
The Manchester police chief announced more than $10,000 in rewards for information during a press conference.
The reward is now up to $100,000.
The Manchester Police Department set up this tips hotline that can be called or texted and will be manned 24/7: 603-203-6060.
The admittedly emotional police chief was emphatic in delivering his message and pleaded with the community of Manchester to “be an adult” and come forward.
“Help us find this little girl. Someone knows something, do what is right and call in,” Aldenberg said.
Then he urged the public to avoid social media theories.
“Don’t play detective. Don’t play police. Leave that to us,” Chief Aldenberg said.
He said he couldn’t say who and where Harmony was supposed to be and who she was supposed to be with, but she wasn’t with that person or in that location.
“Quite frankly, enough is enough. This is a seven-year-old girl. Let’s find her.”