Stepmother Of Missing 5-Year-Old Harmony Montgomery Granted Parole

Kayla Montgomery, the stepmother of Harmony Montgomery, the 5-year-old girl who went missing in New Hampshire in 2019 and was later found to have been killed, was granted parole on Thursday morning.

The parole hearing video showed Kayla acknowledging her guilt for lying to a grand jury about her whereabouts when Harmony was last seen.

Her estranged husband, Adam Montgomery, was recently convicted of second-degree murder in Harmony’s death, along with other charges.

Harmony was reported missing by her mother, Crystal Sorey, in November 2021, although she had last seen her during a FaceTime call in the spring of 2019. Authorities determined Harmony was last seen in October 2019 and concluded she had been killed in Manchester, New Hampshire, in December of the same year. Despite extensive searches, her remains have not been found.

Adam Montgomery was indicted in January 2023 for repeatedly assaulting Harmony, causing her death, and for hiding her body to obstruct the investigation. He also allegedly coerced Kayla into providing false testimony.

During her parole hearing, Kayla tearfully admitted to lying and emphasized the importance of honesty. She expressed regret for delaying the investigation and wished she had been truthful from the start.

The parole board granted Kayla parole, with the condition that she completes required programs and establishes a home plan before her release in May. She will also be supervised for 90 days and required to participate in addiction recovery and mental health treatments.