Investigators in the Harmony Montgomery disappearance ended their search of a Manchester apartment house Wednesday morning as officials warn not to read too much into what they are seeing.

Attorney General John Formela has not said what detectives hope to find in the building on Union Street where Harmony's father Adam Montgomery and stepmother Kayla used to live.

Speculation was rampant about the significance of a refrigerator wrapped in black plastic that was removed late Tuesday morning, according to a report by WCVB. Other items marked as evidence were also removed from the apartment.

"In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, officials will not be disclosing what items are being sought and what, if any, evidence is located. Officials also caution against any speculation related to items being removed," the state Department of Justice said in a statement.

Harmony Montgomery
Harmony Montgomery (NH Department of Justice)

Varying Degrees of Expectations

The adoptive parents of Harmony Montgomery's brother were not optimistic about what the search would yield.

"We have always held onto hope that Jamison & Harmony would be together again, today that hope feels like it’s being ripped away from Jamison. 2 days ago our door bell rang and J got so excited thinking Harmony had found him. The excitement he had in his eyes," Johnathon Bobbitt-Miller wrote on his Twitter account.

Harmony's mother Crystal Sorey told WMUR that she urged police earlier in the investigation to take a look at the apartment. She vowed to get justice for Harmony no matter the outcome of the investigation.

Harmony Montgomery turned eight years old just a week ago. She was reported missing in December, but had not been seen since October 2019.

She is described as approximately 4 feet and 50 pounds with blonde hair, blue eyes, and glasses. She is blind in her right eye. Information about the girl's current location or her disappearance can be called into a special tip line manned 24/7 by Manchester Police at 603-203-6060.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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