Final NH vigil for Harmony held; ‘nothing good happened for her here,’ her mom says
MANCHESTER — Crystal Sorey dressed as Minnie Mouse — her murdered daughter’s favorite character — as family and friends remembered Harmony Montgomery at a vigil in Manchester Sunday.
“We want to close this chapter on New Hampshire, because nothing good happened for her here,” Sorey told those gathered at the vigil, which she said would be the final one in the state.
Sorey spoke about her daughter lovingly to reporters. Harmony had not been seen for two years before authorities began searching for her.
Last week, Harmony’s biological father, Adam Montgomery, 32, was charged with second-degree murder for recklessly causing her death by repeatedly striking Harmony in the head with a closed fist in Manchester on or about Dec. 7, 2019.
He was also charged with falsifying physical evidence, abuse of a corpse, and witness tampering. Adam Montgomery had custody of Harmony when she died. Her body has not been found.
“Harmony was very, very small. At 1 year old she loved the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show … her favorite character is Minnie Mouse. Her whole room was Minnie Mouse … pretty much every Halloween she wanted to be Minnie Mouse,” Sorey said.
Sorey teared up remembering what the character meant to her daughter when she had custody before losing custody to Adam Montgomery. “Minnie Mouse really made her happy,” Sorey said.
Her life has been difficult, Sorey said.
“I’m not going to lie. I’ve been put through hell for the last 10 months, people bashing me and saying I was part of it in some way. But the fact that the truth is out and I don’t have to deal with that anymore, there are still going to be people who blame me in some way,” Sorey said.
” … I know my part and I have to live with that, but this means the world to me,” Sorey added, referring to the vigil and the people coming together for her daughter.
As for the case itself, police said at the time of Adam Montgomery’s arrest on murder and other charges that the work continues on the homicide and police continue to investigate it.
They ask anyone who may have any information about the location of Harmony’s remains or the circumstances of her murder to call or text 603-203-6060, which is the 24-hour tip line dedicated to Harmony Montgomery.
–InDepthNH.org staff report