HARMONY Montgomery’s mom has claimed her “violent ex — who used to choke her — may have sold their missing daughter” in New Hampshire.
The seven-year-old girl’s biological mother, Crystal Sorey, opened up about her daughter’s dad, Adam Montgomery, in an interview with NewsNationNow.
Harmony, who was not in the care of her mom at the time of her disappearance, hasn’t been seen since October 2019.
Speaking to NewsNationNow’s Brian Entin, the mom of the missing New Hampshire girl claimed Montgomery used to be violent and sold their seven-year-old daughter for drugs.
When Entin asked Sorey if she had ever seen her ex be violent, she said: “Yeah, when I was in a relationship with him. He used to choke me.
“[When] I was pregnant with her he choked me.”
She then went on to explain what she thinks happened to her daughter.
Sorey told Entin: “I think he sold her because the same week that they’re saying this happened — the day after Thanksgiving to December 6 — was the week after my son legally got adopted on the news.”
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“He knew what my son looked like. … He saw that and I really think that’s connected,” she added.”
“I think he got that idea from seeing that and was like ‘Oh, I can do it illegally.'”
Sorey also admitted she feels guilt “every day” because she “played a part in this.”
She explained: “I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m innocent.
“I’m a recovering addict. When I gave birth to her I didn’t know nothing [sic] about being a parent. I didn’t know nothing about getting in recovery. But I never stopped trying.”
Sorey told Entin that Harmony’s dad should have never had custody.
Harmony’s mom insisted no one took her concerns seriously because she was dealing with addiction and that the police in Manchester, New Hampshire only got involved when she threatened to confront the media.
She hopes people “hear” her and “come forward and tell us something because somebody knows something.”
“I thought she was with her dad and he was just being a jerk and that’s what I hoped was happening. In my head I knew something was wrong… something was very wrong,” Sorey said, noting that her daughter seemed “terrified” on their video chats.
The young girl’s disappearance wasn’t reported until the last week of December 2021, two years after she was last seen.
Since then, police have carried out a search for the young girl and raided a home where Harmony was last known to have lived.
And even as a special FBI evidence team searched the home and the ground for evidence on Monday, detectives have since been unable to find any evidence, Sorey told Entin.
Police were seen thawing “the frozen ground in the backyard with hot water piping,” on Monday, Entin reported.
The girl’s step-mom and father have recently faced separate charges in court.
Montgomery was arrested last week on charges linked with his daughter Harmony’s disappearance after mom Crystal reported her missing two years after she was last seen.
And on Saturday, speaking at a candlelight vigil attended by family and friends, Harmony’s mother Sorey 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!”
Sorey said she last saw Harmony over Facetime around Easter 2019.
But after that, Harmony’s father, who had legal custody, blocked all contact.
The heartbroken mother told the outlet that she had not given up on seeing her daughter again as she issued a desperate plea for answers.
“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.”
She continued: “We just want her to know how much she’s loved and we just want her to come home. If you know anything about my baby, please, I’m begging you to come forward, so she can come home.”
As the search continues, Harmony has been described as being 4 feet tall and weighing around 50 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes and wears glasses, and is blind in her right eye.
During an afternoon press conference last week, Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg said detectives “are running on fumes but working around the clock” to find Harmony.
“I’m in rescue mode. We are not in a recovery operation,” Aldenberg said.
“We’re operating under the assumption she’s alive and well, and that’s how we’ll operate until someone convinces me otherwise.”
During the press conference, the chief announced a 24-hour tipline and offered more than $10,000 in rewards for information. The tips hotline can be called or texted and will be manned 24/7: 603-203-6060.
As of Monday, January 10, rewards are being offered for upwards of $30,000.