Children’s services say blaming them for Harmony Montgomery disappearance is ‘no use’, launch request for information

WHEN a seven-year-old girl has been missing for two years, the start of the search is not the time to lay blame, the New Hampshire Police and Children Services insisted.

The mystery wraps around the case of Harmony Montgomery’s missing child, who has not been seen since October 2019, when cops were called to a house in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Harmony Montgomery, now seven, has not been seen since October 2019, but her disappearance was not reported until December 2021
Anyone with advice or information is urged to call or text 603-203-6060, which will be monitored 24/7 by Manchester, New Hampshire Police.

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Anyone with advice or information is urged to call or text 603-203-6060, which will be monitored 24/7 by Manchester, New Hampshire Police.

But his disappearance was not reported until two years later, the last week of December 2021.

Harmony is described as being 4 feet tall and weighing around 50 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes and wears glasses and is blind in his right eye.

Her mother took to Facebook to tear up the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), claiming they had “failed” her daughter after filing “dozens of abuse reports and neglect “.

Children’s attorney Moira O’Neill of New Hampshire DCYF told the Sun Monday morning that she couldn’t discuss the details of a particular case, but “often the child welfare agency is blamed when things are going badly “.

“It’s a bigger picture than a single agency,” said O’Neill, who downplayed the importance of the pointing finger at this stage of the investigation.

“This is horrible, but it’s horrible to blame the police and child welfare social workers. We always let them work it out.

“We need the family, the community, the doctors or nurses all to look after our children. It is our common responsibility, but we are always looking to blame someone.”

O’Neill stressed that now is not the time to fight over who is at fault; everyone’s efforts, she said, should be devoted to finding this little girl.

“Where is Harmony and does she need help? Does her family need help? This is the priority, and this is our goal,” she said.

“We need his neighbors now. What do they remember about this child? Anything we can remember might help,” O’Neill told The Sun. “Someone somewhere knows where this child is.”

“WE OPERATE UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT SHE IS ALIVE”

Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg told a press conference on Monday afternoon that detectives “are operating on steam but working around the clock” to find Harmony.

I am in rescue mode. We are not in a salvage operation, “Aldenberg said.” We operate on the assumption that she is alive and well and this is how we will operate until someone convinces me otherwise. . “

During the press conference, the Chief announced more than $ 10,000 in information rewards and said this advice hotline can be called or texted and will be open 24/7: 603- 203-6060.

The admittedly emotional chief of police was adamant in delivering his message and pleaded with the Manchester community to “be an adult” and come forward.

“Help us find this little girl. Anyone know something, do what’s right and call,” Aldenberg said.

Then he urged the public to avoid social media theories.

“Don’t play detective. Don’t play police. Leave that to us, ”said Chief Aldenberg.

He said he couldn’t tell who and where Harmony was supposed to be and who she was supposed to be with, but she wasn’t with that person or in that place.

“Frankly, that’s enough. She is a seven year old girl. Let’s find it.

Since the case was first announced late last week, he said his department had received around 25 calls.

She was asked how two years went and no one reported her missing.

“This is part of the investigation,” he said. “But every effort is put into finding it. Then we’ll find the loophole in the system. I am not saying there was a loophole, but if there was, we will identify it and fix it.

“For now, we have to find her. “

GILFORD STREET INVESTIGATION

The investigation led police to a house on Gilford Street, but the chief did not say if anything had been found.

He said the current owners have nothing to do with the case and have cooperated with the police.

According to land records, the house was put on the market in early April 2020 and sold in May 2020.

Prior to that, the house was purchased in February 2016.

Harmony's mother said the New Hampshire Children's Aid Service had

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Harmony’s mother says New Hampshire Children’s Aid ‘failed’ with daughter
Harmony is described as being 4 feet tall and weighing around 50 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes and wears glasses

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Harmony is described as being 4 feet tall and weighing around 50 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes and wears glasses

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