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Police in New Hampshire have just learned of a child who disappeared more than two years ago, and now they’re looking to the public for help.
Harmony Montgomery was only 5 when she was last seen in October 2019, according to a release from the Manchester Police Department. On Friday, police said they were “investigating this matter non-stop” since learning of the child’s disappearance earlier in the week.
“The circumstances surrounding this prolonged absence are very concerning and are being thoroughly investigated,” said police.
Manchester Police Chief Allan D. Aldenberg told local reporters that officers were called to Montgomery’s Manchester home in October 2019 but did not specify why.
“For us to have a two-year delay, that is extremely concerning,” Aldenberg said at Friday’s press conference cited by Boston’s 7 News. “I know people are going to say, ‘Here it is 2021, almost 2022, and nobody’s seen this young girl since late October 2019. So what’s happened in the past two years?’ Fair question. That’s why we are here today. Because we need assistance, we need help. We don’t have many answers to many questions that we have.”
Investigators stated they didn’t believe Montgomery was enrolled in school in that state, according to News 7. She was reported missing last week by a relative and a member of the New Hampshire Division of Youth and Families.
On Sunday, police searched a property as part of their ongoing investigation, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. Drone footage was reportedly posted on social media, showing a tent set up in a backyard. Though investigators didn’t release information about the tips leading them to the 77 Gilford Street address, city assessor records show the residence was sold in May 2020.
According to police, Harmony Montgomery would now be 7 years old, approximately four feet tall, and 50 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. She is blind in her right eye and requires eyeglasses.
“I’m begging the community, I don’t care if you saw this girl a year ago and you think it’s irrelevant,” continued Aldenberg. “Call us.”
Those with information about the disappearance of Harmony Montgomery are urged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711 or Detective Jack Dunleavy at 603-792-5561. You can also leave an anonymous tip with the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.
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