Police in Manchester, New Hampshire are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 7-year-old girl who was last seen two years ago.
Manchester Police said they received a report this week that Harmony Montgomery has not been seen since late 2019. “The circumstances surrounding this prolonged absence are very concerning and are being fully investigated,” said the department in a statement.
Detectives have been investigating “non-stop” since becoming aware of Harmony‘s disappearance, the department added. They work in conjunction with the state’s Division for Children, Youth and Families and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
“At this time, I have devoted all available resources and personnel to locating Harmony. I encourage anyone to contact Manchester Police Department with any relevant information that will assist us in locating Harmony,” the official said. Chief of Police Allen Aldenberg.
Harmony is described as 4ft tall, weighing around 50lbs, with blonde hair, blue eyes and glasses.
The last time she was seen, Aldenberg told a news conference on Friday, was during a Manchester Police Department call in October 2019 at a residence in the city.
“That was the last time she was seen here in Manchester City,” he said. “I’m not saying she hasn’t been seen elsewhere. I’m just focusing on the last time she was seen in the city of Manchester.”
“For us to be two years behind is extremely concerning. It’s not something that happens to us regularly. It doesn’t happen every day.”
Aldenberg said investigators spoke with “many family members” but did not disclose whether that included her parents or who reported her missing. He said the last time she was enrolled in school was in Massachusetts.
“There are a lot of questions that need to be answered from 2019 to where we are on December 31, 2021, with the hope and desire to bring Harmony home to her family.”
No Amber Alert has been issued, he said, because investigators have not reached the threshold to issue one, given that there is no specific information about who Harmony might be with. be or on a vehicle in which it could be.
“We’re not looking for any adults. We’re not looking for anyone other than Harmony,” Aldenberg said.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Manchester Police at (603) 668-8711 or lead investigator Jack Dunleavy at (603) 792-5561. Anonymous advice can also be called at Manchester Crimeline (603) 624-4040.
“It’s around the holidays and there’s no good time for a child to go missing, but I beg, I beg, I’ll go as far as I beg the community – I don’t care if you saw this girl a year ago and you think it’s irrelevant, give us a call,” Aldenberg said. “Let’s reduce that two-year window and continue to reduce that two-year window until today, and pursue every avenue we can in hopes of finding Harmony.”