The mother of Harmony Montgomery, the New Hampshire girl who has been missing for two years, made her first public appearance Saturday since the search began.
Crystal Sorey was in a park in Manchester with family and friends for a candlelight vigil, where the group said prayers and aimed to remind the public that Harmony is still missing.
Speaking to NBC10 Boston first, Sorey had this message for the 7-year-old: “Hi, baby. If you can see 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? Stay strong and mommy is here fighting for you. Love you! ”
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Researchers say no one has seen Harmony in more than two years. Sorey lost legal custody of the girl in 2018 and says her ex-husband prevented contact.
He said he tried looking for Harmony on his own and asked the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families.
“I don’t feel like he’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 her baby is here or not. I know that she is here.”
Harmony Montgomery’s stepmother, the 7-year-old Manchester girl missing since 2019, has been arrested.
The vigil was held after police raided the house, on Manchester’s Gilford Street, where Harmony was last known to have lived. Officials did not say what brought them to the home again, after searching there.
Harmony has not been seen since late 2019, according to Manchester police, who recently learned of her disappearance and have since begun a major investigation that includes the FBI.
No one has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, but Harmony’s father was arrested this week on charges that include not having Harmony in his custody. His wife, Harmony’s stepmother, was arrested days later on charges of welfare fraud for allegedly collecting food stamps for the girl even though she no longer lived with them. Both have pleaded not guilty.
Police, operating on the assumption that Harmony is still alive, have established a dedicated 24/7 information line that members of the public can call or text with information about Harmony’s whereabouts. On Saturday, they reiterated their request to call or text 603-203-6060.
Nearly $ 100,000 in reward money has been made available for information on where you are.
Investigators continue to search for Harmony Montgomery after her father’s arrest.