For more than two weeks, New Hampshire authorities tried to find Harmony Montgomery, the 7-year-old has not been seen for two years.
And while authorities have yet to arrest anyone in connection with her disappearance, her father is facing accusations of abusing her and her stepmother is accused of taking advantage of her child to get food stamp benefits even though she doesn’t live with the child.
Now, according to two local newspapers, Adam Montgomery is believed to be a suspect in an unsolved murder in Massachusetts. Citing a law enforcement source, Boston25 was first reported on Wednesday that Montgomery has been identified as a suspect in the unsolved 2008 murder of Darlin Guzman in Lynn, Massachusetts. Boston Globe also confirmed the report, citing a law enforcement official.
According to the outlet, police found Guzman shot dead shortly before 11 p.m. outside the parking lot of the old White Hen convenience store on February 10, 2008. Guzman was shot in the chest and pronounced dead. at a local hospital. One online obituary records that Guzman is a 28-year-old computer repairman born in the Dominican Republic.
Authorities at the time said Guzman’s shooter fled the scene in a red Honda Accord. Boston25 reports that Montgomery, who is currently being held without bail in New Hampshire, has been on the radar of the Lynn Police Department since 2008 after they learned he had an affair with Guzman prior to the incident. murder case.
At the time of the incident, Montgomery was only 18 years old. Montgomery has not been charged with Guzman’s murder — nor has he been publicly identified by police.
A spokesperson for the Lynn Police Department told The Daily Beast they did not know if Montgomery was a suspect in the Guzman case. “I don’t know if he’s a suspect, but he’s not in our system,” a spokesperson said.
Manchester Police have charged Adam Montgomery and his wife, Kayla, in connection with Harmony, who has not been seen since October 2019 but whose disappearance was reported just weeks ago.
The 31-year-old father is facing a series of charges, including felony second-degree assault, in connection with 2019 conduct towards his daughter. His wife, also 31, is facing a number of charges, including theft, in an alleged scheme in which she received more than $1,500 in food stamp benefits on her behalf. for Harmony even if she goes missing.
Under oath arrest against Montgomery noted that his uncle called DCYF “out of concern.” [Harmony’s] trauma” after he found Harmony with a black eye, though it doesn’t say when that happened. Prosecutors allege that Adam Montgomery admitted to his uncle that he inflicted injuries on Harmony just months after child protective services granted him custody of the 5-year-old.
Montgomery allegedly told his uncle in July 2019. To justify the abuse, Montgomery alleged that the injury was punishment after he left his daughter “in charge of looking after her brother.” her while Adam was in the bathroom” and later spotted the baby crying.