Dad arrested in 2019 disappearance of recent Hampshire girl who changed into these days said lacking - NBC news

the daddy of a brand new Hampshire girl who hasn't been considered due to the fact that 2019, however who police just recently discovered is lacking, has been arrested, police talked about Wednesday.

Adam Montgomery, 31, was arrested Tuesday on prices of felony second-diploma assault, interference with custody and two misdemeanor prices of endangering the welfare of a baby in connection with the disappearance of his daughter, concord Bernard Law Montgomery, in keeping with police in Manchester.

concord, 7, continues to be lacking.

concord Bernard Law Montgomery.Manchester Police branch

The Manchester Police branch introduced final week that that they had simply acquired a file that concord became lacking, notwithstanding she has no longer been considered seeing that late 2019.

"The cases surrounding this prolonged absence are very regarding and are being wholly investigated," police stated.

An affidavit filed Wednesday in Hillsborough County sophisticated court observed harmony's mother, Crystal Sorey, called the Manchester Police department on Nov. 18, 2021, and referred to she had not seen her daughter in at the least six months. She later said she had now not considered concord, who become within the physical and legal custody of her ex, Sir Bernard Law, considering the fact that April of 2019, when she noticed her on a video name.

On Dec. 27, 2021, New Hampshire's Division for children, youth and households stated to police that they were additionally unable to locate harmony.

Investigators determined that harmony had last been viewed at a Manchester residence with the aid of police all through a "call for provider" in late October 2019, Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg said right through a news conference on Dec. 31.

Sorey informed police that she and Bernard Law Montgomery both struggled with substance abuse concerns, however she had considering the fact that turn into sober and many times tried to find Bernard Law Montgomery and harmony. The last time she saw her daughter, on the video call, she appeared anxious, Sorey advised police, according to the affidavit.

Police on Dec. 31 found Sir Bernard Law sound asleep in a car along with his girlfriend, the affidavit mentioned.

"all through our roadside interview with Adam, he made some contradictory observation throughout our interplay, which raised our suspicion and situation for [Harmony's] well-being," the affidavit mentioned.

1st viscount montgomery of alamein had instructed an ex-wife with whom he has other children that he drove harmony to Massachusetts to be with Sorey, but he told police that Sorey came to Manchester to decide on the infant up, the affidavit noted.

When police requested Bernard Law Montgomery about harmony's whereabouts, he said "now not speaking to you" and "I have nothing to assert," the affidavit observed.

The assault can charge he faces stems from an incident in July 2019 during which he allegedly admitted to a concerned uncle that he gave harmony a black eye after she failed to retain her little brother from crying, the affidavit referred to. The uncle instructed police that Bernard Law Montgomery admitted to him that he had "bashed" the 5-year-ancient "round this apartment."

Chief Aldenberg mentioned Monday during a information convention that the branch turned into "operating below the idea she's alive and well and that's how we'll operate until somebody convinces me otherwise."

"I'm in rescue mode. We aren't in a recovery operation," Aldenberg referred to.

Late Tuesday, the Manchester Police department said that, with aid from donations from group members, the reward for info leading to discovering concord totaled $33,000. The FBI also acquired concerned with the case.

Hours later, police announced the arrest of 1st viscount montgomery of alamein. He turned into due to be arraigned Wednesday, however the listening to become waived. it be uncertain if Montgomery has a attorney.

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