Adam Montgomery Pleads Guilty in Harmony Montgomery Disappearance Case
By Patrick Wilson
Manchester, NH (February 7, 2024) – In a dramatic turn of events, Adam Montgomery, the father of missing five-year-old Harmony Montgomery, pleaded guilty to two charges on Wednesday before his trial was due to begin. This development comes more than four years after Harmony’s disappearance in late 2019 and amid ongoing outrage over the authorities’ handling of the case.
Montgomery admitted to abusing a corpse and falsifying evidence, but maintains his innocence on the most serious charge – second-degree murder. He will still be tried on the remaining charges of assault and witness tampering.
Harmony’s case has gripped New Hampshire and the nation since her disappearance, due in part to the shocking failure of authorities to act despite the child’s known vulnerability. Harmony, who had contact with child protective services, vanished in late 2019. Despite reports of her being abused, it took over two years for authorities to launch a formal search.
According to an affidavit, Kayla Montgomery, Adam’s wife, told police that he struck Harmony several times after she had an accident in the car. He then allegedly placed her body in a cooler, stored it in his workplace freezer, and disposed of it in March 2020. Harmony’s remains have never been found.
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