REVERE, Mass. — Law enforcement officials from New Hampshire and Massachusetts are conducting a sprawling search in Revere on Friday in connection with the 2019 murder of 5-year-old Harmony Montgomery.
Manchester police and Massachusetts State Police began searching wetlands along Lynn Marsh Road around 9 a.m., according to New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella and Manchester Police Chief Allen D. Aldenberg.
“Today’s search was prompted by information developed by investigators,” a Massachusetts State Police spokesman said in a statement.
Eighteen state troopers trained in search operations in difficult terrain and environments, as well as K9 and drone units, are assisting in the search.
Formella and Aldenberg announced in August that the search for Harmony, who disappeared in 2019, was now a homicide investigation.
Multiple sources of investigative information and new biological evidence led investigators to conclude that Harmony was murdered, according to Formella.
Harmony’s stepmother, 32-year-old Kayla Montgomery, told Manchester police detectives that Adam Montgomery, Harmony’s father, had murdered his daughter in December 2019, court documents indicate.
Evidence uncovered during the course of an investigation indicated that Adam repeatedly struck Harmony in the head with a closed first, recklessly causing her death, Formella and Aldenberg said.
Harmony’s remains have not yet been located.
The Revere search ended Friday at about 4pm without police saying if they found any evidence related to Harmony Montgomery.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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