New Investigation Tip Line Set Up For Missing Manchester Girl
MANCHESTER, NH — Manchester police announced at a news conference on Monday that a new tip line has been set up and dedicated to the mission to find Harmony Montgomery.
The tip line, 603-203-6060, will be manned 24/7 by detectives, and people can call or text information. People will not be sent to voice mail, they will speak to detectives.
Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg said this was not a recovery mission — it is a rescue mission.
"Until someone shows me otherwise we believe she is alive and we will do everything possible to find her," he said. "We believe Harmony is alive and we want to find her that way."
Harmony was last seen in Manchester in October 2019. She would be 7-years-old, but when she was last seen she was 5. Harmony is white, approximately 4 feet tall, 50 pounds, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and should be wearing glasses. She is blind in one eye.
Aldenberg stressed to key in on the glasses and the child's eye issue. He confirmed DCYF from both New Hampshire and Massachusetts was involved with the case. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is also directly involved. The FBI was on a conference call about the case Monday and is available, as needed, to provide additional resources.
Aldenberg said there was contact with the child’s family that included the whereabouts of the child in October 2019, which was a combination of police and DCYF presence at a residence.
On Sunday, detectives arrived at a small house on Gilford Street on the West Side of Manchester. The crime scene processing van was parked in the driveway surrounded by crime scene tape. Detectives and officers set up tents and tarps in the small backyard of the house and gathered items.
Aldenberg stressed the current owner and residents of the house have no involvement and purchased the house after the Montgomery family moved out. He stressed the current owner has been very helpful, and cooperative. Aldenberg also asked people to please respect the privacy of the current owner.
The house was sold in 2020, according to real estate transfer records. Prior to the sale, the father of the missing child, Adam Montgomery, was listed in an online database as one of the people at the address searched.
Several social media posts have shared names of relatives and theories. At the news conference, Aldenberg said he doesn't want people "playing detective and coming up with theories." If people have information contact the tip line.
A reward of $10,000 was established by local businessmen Dick Anaganost and Arthur Sullivan. An additional $2,500 is also added to that by Manchester Crime Line.
Aldenberg, who was very emotional at times, said he had up to 35 detectives working on this full time, and they will continue to work until the child is found.
Aldenberg stressed several family members have been spoken to but would not elaborate on who. He also reminded the public to concentrate on finding Harmony, they are not looking for anyone else.
Several times at the news conference, an emotional Aldenberg said, "someone knows something." He said investigators were two years behind the curve so there was a large gap of time. He said, "be an adult and remember it is a 7-year-old girl, enough is enough. Somewhere out there this little girl needs help."
He also asked people to come together as a community and realizes Manchester is a big community by New Hampshire standards, but a close-knit community.
Aldenberg said where she should have been, and who she should have been was not correct.
Anyone who has information about Harmony’s whereabouts is asked to call the Manchester Police Department at a dedicated tip line that will be staffed 24/7 by detectives. The tip line can receive calls or tips at 603-203-6060. You can also remain anonymous and call the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.