Harmony Montgomery's mother says she "never stopped" searching for her daughter
The mum of missing 7 year old Harmony Montgomery has spoken out in public for the time since her daughter's disappearance at a vigil held on Saturday.
Claiming that she "never stopped" looking for answers, she has not seen Harmony for three years now.
Crystal Sorye told NBC Boston that she has been "begging for any type of answer" after Harmony's father Adam blocked all contact with her and Harmony after a video call in April 2019. He had legal custody of their daughter that this time.
"I don’t feel like she’s gone. I just don’t feel that in my heart,” Sorey said. “Like, I don’t feel like I lost her. And a mother knows, a mother knows if your baby’s here or not. I know she’s here.”
Police have been searching for the seven year old since it was discovered that she was missing in December, with Manchester police in New Hampshire saying the case is "very concerning" and is "being thoroughly investigated."
Police are also carrying out the search under the assumption that Harmony is alive.
Harmony's father and stepmother Kayla Montgomery have both been arrested but have not been charged with her disappearance.
— Manchester NH Police (@mht_nh_police) January 5, 2022
Adam Montgomery has been charged with felony second-degree assault, interference with custody and two misdemeanour counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The assault charge is reported to be from an incident dating back to July 2019 when he allegedly admitted he gave Harmony a black eye.
Kayla has been charged with welfare fraud and accused of collecting more than $1,500 in food stamp benefits for Harmony despite her no longer living in the home. Both have pleaded not guilty.
Kayla has claimed to police that her husband told her in late 2019 that Harmony had returned to live with her mother, and Adam claims that Crystal had come to pick her up.
Crystal has been trying to track down Harmony since April 2019, saying on Saturday that she made concerned calls to schools and the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families.
Harmony was "failed by everybody," Crystal said, adding: "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, OK? You stay strong, and Mommy's right here fighting for you. I love you."