Who was Harmony Montgomery? Exploring 2019 murder case as 5-year-old's father found guilty of beating her to death

Delve into the heartbreaking story of Harmony Montgomery, a 5-year-old whose life ended tragically at the hands of her father. Explore the chilling details of the 2019 murder case.

Published on Feb 23, 2024  |  08:52 PM IST |  35.5K
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Key Highlight
  • Harmony Montgomery, 5-year-old girl, met harrowing end at the hands of her father in December 2019
  • After a two-week trial, her father, Adam Montgomery, was found guilty of second-degree murder

Trigger Warning: This article contains references to child abuse, violence, and murder.

Harmony Montgomery, a vibrant 5-year-old girl, lost her life in December 2019 due to tragic circumstances. Harmony was born into a volatile family environment, and her innocence was overshadowed by the horrors she witnessed at the hands of her own father, Adam Montgomery as per a report from PEOPLE. 

Verdict: Justice served 

After a grueling two-week trial, a jury in New Hampshire came up with a resounding decision this week. Adam Montgomery, 34, was found guilty of all charges, including second-degree murder, assault, witness tampering, falsifying evidence, and corpse abuse. The jury's decision came quickly after only one day of deliberation, indicating the gravity of the crimes committed. 

Throughout the trial, haunting details emerged, shedding light on the terrifying sequence of events that led to Harmony's death. Prosecutors said Adam Montgomery brutally beat Harmony to death after she became unconscious in their car. Surprisingly, after the fatal assault, Adam went on to order food at a Burger King, displaying no remorse or concern for his daughter's well-being. 


Following Harmony's death, Adam set out on a macabre journey across Manchester, New Hampshire, transporting her remains in a red Under Armour duffel bag hidden in trash bags. He carelessly placed her body in a cooler, a shelter, and even his workplace freezer, demonstrating a disturbing disregard for her humanity. 

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Delayed discovery and legal proceedings 

Harmony's true ordeal remained hidden for months, and her disappearance went unnoticed until November 2021, when her biological mother, Crystal Sorey, reported her missing. The agonizing revelation sparked a relentless pursuit of justice, eventually leading to Adam Montgomery's arrest and conviction. 


Adam's wife, Kayla Montgomery, became entangled in the web of deceit, eventually pleading guilty to obstructing the murder investigation. Regardless of her guilt, Kayla's testimony provided critical insights into Adam's malevolent actions, emphasizing the depth of manipulation and fear she experienced. 

During the opening statements, Adam made a disturbing admission about the abuse of Harmony's corpse and the falsification of evidence, cementing his guilt in the eyes of the law. Adam is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence for an unrelated gun conviction, and his heinous crimes have left an indelible mark on the community, serving as a stark reminder of the vulnerability of innocent lives. 

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Know more about Harmony Montgomery:

What happened to Harmony Montgomery?
Harmony was murdered by her father, Adam Montgomery, who beat her to death in a horrific incident.

When was Harmony reported missing?
Harmony wasn't reported missing until November 2021 when her biological mother, Crystal Sorey, raised concerns about her whereabouts.

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