Missing seven-year-old Harmony Montgomery’s dad has been blasted as a ‘sweet-talking’ liar by his mother-in-law – who told DailyMail.com: ‘He’s pure evil – I pray she’s still alive.’
Cops in Manchester, New Hampshire have spent the past few weeks searching desperately for the blond-haired youngster after learning from family members that she has not been seen since 2019.
Harmony was supposed to be in the custody of deadbeat dad Adam Montgomery, 31, who was found homeless and living in a car this week.
Montgomery was arrested on a felony assault charge after his relatives told cops he once gave the little girl a black eye – but so far he has not charged over her baffling disappearance.
Adam Montgomery, 31 (left), the father of missing New Hampshire girl Harmony Montgomery (right), has been arrested on charges of assault, interference with custody and endangering the welfare of a child.
This aerial photo shows police searching the backyard at 77 Gilford Street in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Sunday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of seven-year-old Harmony Montgomery
In a further twist Wednesday night his estranged wife Kayla Montgomery, who has three kids with him but is not Harmony’s mom, was arrested for claiming $1,500 worth of food stamps in Harmony’s name from December 2019 to June 2021.
Speaking after her daughter’s arraignment Thursday morning, Christina Rubin, 51, admitted Kayla had a history of dishonesty but insisted she had nothing to do with Harmony’s disappearance.
She pointed the finger of suspicion squarely at estranged son-in-law Montgomery, a career criminal with a history of violence and drugs.
‘Adam, for the first couple years was some sweet guy – but he’s not, he is pure evil. He is pure evil,’ she repeated from the doorstep of her Manchester home.
‘He can sweet-talk and swindle like he did with us for two years. He points the finger at everybody else and talks up quite the storm.’
Court records seen by DailyMail.com reveal that Rubin sought a restraining order against Montgomery last year.
She confirmed she has spoken several times this week with police and provided potential new information – but declined to go into specifics.
Harmony Montgomery, pictured as a 5-year-old, has not been seen in two years and police are still looking for her
Harmony was described as four-feet tall and weighs 50-pounds. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and wears glasses because she is blind in her right eye
Montgomery (left) is accused of punching Harmony in the face and giving her a black eye in July 2021. Multiple relatives observed the then-5-year-old with the eye injury at the time
Rubin said that after her son-in-law’s arrest she immediately grilled her daughter, 31, about what was going on with Harmony.
She said Kayla’s story was consistent with the account she gave to cops as outlined in her arrest affidavit.
In court filings Kayla is quoted as having told detectives last week that she had last seen Harmony, who is blind in one eye, in November 2019, before her husband dropped her off at a Dunkin’ Donuts, where she worked.
‘Adam said that he was driving [Harmony] back to Crystal who was living in Lowell, MA, at the time,’ the affidavit states, referring to the girl’s birth mother, Crystal Sorey.
‘Kayla claimed she never saw, or heard about [Harmony] after that day.’
Sorey, 31, lost custody of Harmony in 2018 and has denied even taking her back.
She told police she has not seen her daughter since a 2019 FaceTime call and has been trying to track her down ever since.
Crystal Sorey (right) had lost custody of Harmony in 2018 because of her drug addiction
When police pressed Kayla about receiving food stamps for Harmony for over a year after the child’s last sighting, she ‘acknowledged receiving those benefits knowingly,’ the affidavit goes on.
Rubin said her daughter told her an identical story about how she last saw Harmony sometime between Thanksgiving and December 6, 2019.
‘Adam dropped her off at work and he said to her, I am bringing Harmony to her mother. And then he came back later. I don’t know how many hours.
‘I’ve given all that information to the police. I do believe her, she is staying very consistent. I’m her mom. I can tell.
‘I drilled my daughter, believe me. She used to be a liar but I know how to get the truth out of my daughter. And all she said was that he dropped her off at work.’
She said of missing Harmony: ‘I hope and pray she is still alive but it’s been two years so I don’t know.’
Source: Daily Mail