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Wednesday
Aug222012

Kyron Horman's Stepmother Called 'Prime Suspect' by Judge

Kyron Horman has been missing since 2010. (ABC News)(NEW YORK) -- The stepmother of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman was called a "prime suspect" in his disappearance by a judge who ruled a $10 million civil suit against the woman could proceed.

The opinion was issued in the civil case filed by Desiree Young, Kyron's birth mother, against his stepmother Terri Horman.

Terri Horman will not be required to answer any questions in the civil suit, since there is an ongoing criminal investigation into the boy's disappearance.

"The defendant is a prime suspect in the investigation," Circuit Court Judge Henry Kantor wrote, explaining his decision to allow the case to proceed while allowing Horman to avoid a deposition that could potentially incriminate her in the criminal investigation.

But the judge said he believed the civil case could not be delayed.

"Witnesses and evidence may disappear. Memories may fade. The opportunity to find Kyron, alive or dead, lessens," Kantor wrote.

Young has said she believes Horman knows what happened to her son, who was 7 at the time of his disappearance in 2010.

"I believe that Terri Horman knows where Kyron is. I believe that Terri Horman is responsible for where my son is," Young said in June after she filed the civil suit.

Police have also have indicated there are discrepancies in Terri Horman's account of what happened on the morning of June 4, 2010, when Kyron disappeared, however she has not been named a formal suspect.

Horman admitted to hating her 7-year-old stepson, police said.

Kyron disappeared after his stepmother attended a school science fair where her stepson had displayed a project on red tree frogs.

She said she last saw Kyron walking down a hallway toward his classroom.

When Kyron didn't come home on the bus that Friday afternoon, his parents called the school, which in turn called 911, launching one of the largest search operations ever in Oregon.

Police have since spent more than 28,000 man hours searching for Kyron.

The missing boy's father, Kaine Horman, has since filed for divorce from Horman after being told she had allegedly tried to hire someone to kill him.

Terri Horman has released only brief statements through her attorney that she did not have anything to do with Kyron's disappearance.

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Saturday
Jun022012

Kyron Horman: Missing Boy's Mother Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against Stepmother

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Desiree Young, the mother of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman, filed a $10 million civil suit against his stepmother Friday seeking answers about her son's disappearance.

"I believe that Terri Horman knows where Kyron is. I believe that Terri Horman is responsible for where my son is," Young said.

Police have pointed a finger at the boy's stepmother, Terri Horman, and have indicated there are discrepancies in her account of what happened on the morning of June 4, 2010, when Kyron disappeared.

Horman also admitted to hating her 7-year-old stepson, police said.

Kyron disappeared on the morning of June 4, 2010 after Horman attended a school science fair where her stepson had displayed a project on red tree frogs.

She said she last saw Kyron walking down a hallway toward his classroom.

When Kyron didn't come home on the bus that Friday afternoon, his parents called the school, which in turn called 911, launching one of the largest search operations ever in Oregon.

Police have since spent 28,000 man hours searching for Kyron.

"The time has come for Terri to take responsibility for what she has done and to tell me and my family where Kyron is and how he got there," Young said on Friday.

The missing boy's father, Kaine Horman, has since filed for divorce from Horman after being told she had allegedly tried to hire someone to kill him.

Terri Horman has remained steadfastly silent through most of the investigation, only releasing brief statements through her attorney that she did not have anything to do with Kyron's disappearance.

Her lawyer, Stephen Houze, said last year that his client had received death threats and that the media frenzy surrounding the case had morphed into a "witch hunt."

Nearly two years later, Kaine Horman and Desiree Young say they won't ever rest.

"Kyron, we will never stop, we will never give up," Young said. "I promise."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Saturday
Jun042011

One Year Later, Kyron Horman Still Missing

BringKyronHome[dot]org(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Saturday marks one year since the disappearance of Kyron Horman, who was seven-years-old when he was last seen in Portland, Oregon on June 4, 2010.

The investigation into the boy’s disappearance is ongoing, and investigators say it will take a more technical focus beginning July 1, according to ABC News’ Portland affiliate KATU-TV.

Investigators say they will be looking at technology-based forensics, while following up on leads that were developed over the period of time, as they try to find some answers into the whereabouts of the now eight-year-old boy, who was last seen walking toward his Skyline Elementary School classroom after he had proudly displayed his science fair project on tree frogs.

KATU-TV reports that the FBI, Department of Justice, the district attorney's office and the sheriff’s office are continuing to work on the case.

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Sunday
Feb202011

Kyron Horman's Mom Pressures Step-Mom; Cops to Update Case

Photo Courtesy - BringKyronHome [dot] org(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Kyron Horman’s mother is putting new pressure on the child's stepmother, who has been a key focus of the police investigation since the young Oregon boy vanished last June.

Desiree Young – Kyron Horman’s biological mother – spent Saturday handing out flyers in the small town of Roseburg, Ore., some 200 miles from the grade school where her 7-year-old son was last seen and home to the little boy's stepmom, Terri Moulton Horman. Young’s goal is for everyone in the small town to ask Terri Horman – face to face – where Kyron is.

“This is by far the most dramatic step she’s taken,” said former Multnomah County Sheriff's Dept. Captain Bruce McCain.

Young says police have informed her of written clues from Terri Horman herself that detail her disdain for Kyron. She says the clues blame the boy for Terri Horman’s failing marriage to Kyron’s father.

But despite the scrutiny, Terri Horman has yet to be named a suspect in the case. No one has.

“There’s no bloody footprints, no torn CSI shirt, no broken eyeglasses,” McCain said. “So this investigation really has had a severe lack of physical evidence from the very, very beginning.”

More than 4,300 leads have poured in to police since last June, when Kyron was dropped off at school by his step mom, never to be seen again.

The sheriff has promised to update the status of the investigation this week.

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Sunday
Jan302011

Closure in Case of Missing Oregon Boy Kyron Horman?

Photo Courtesy - U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Oregon police were searching two spots in Portland's West Hills on Sunday at the request of the Kyron Horman Task Force, in an effort officials and family say may bring "closure" to the case of the 8-year-old who has been missing for more than eight months.

Speaking with ABC News Portland affiliate KATU, Desiree Young, Kyron's biological mother, said she has been anticipating the search and the closure that it could bring to the case of her son, who went missing from a school science fair he attended with his stepmother, Terri Horman.

"I have been waiting for this search to happen for some time now," Young told KATU. "The Kyron Horman Task Force has shared the intelligence information with me, but unfortunately I can't share that information with the media. I'm excited that today's search will hopefully bring some closure to this case."

Roughly 50 search-and-rescue workers, along with up to seven cadaver-detecting dogs were searching the dense forests and gated logging roads around the West Hills. The search group also notably includes a member of Multnomah County coroner's office, a new addition to the search, KATU reported.

The decision to search the two locations Sunday was reportedly based on investigative leads developed by the Kyron Horman Task Force.

Kyron disappeared on the morning of June 4, after he and his stepmother, Terri Horman, attended a school science fair where Kyron had displayed a project on red tree frogs. Terri Horman said she last saw Kyron walking down a hallway toward his classroom.

Kyron's father, birth mother and the police have all pointed fingers at the boy's stepmother, Terri Horman, but she has not been charged or even named a person of interest. 

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Friday
Dec032010

Kyron Horman Case Six Months Later: 'Never Give Up Hope'

Photo Courtesy - BringKyronHome [dot] org(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Exactly six months after 7-year-old Kyron Horman was reported missing from his Oregon school, the boy's parents said they would never give up hope of finding their son.

"We recognize that it has now been six months since Kyron went missing, and we are still deeply saddened that he is not home with us," the boy's father, Kaine Horman, and birth mother, Desiree Young, said in a statement released Thursday before the half-year anniversary. "We would like to stress to everyone that Kyron has not yet been found and we need everyone's help...Kyron still needs all of us."

Kyron's parents urged anyone traveling during the holidays to help out by passing out fliers, available at www.bringkyronhome.org, and to keep their eyes open for the boy who was last seen by his stepmother, Terri Horman, when he left for school June 4.

Kyron was last seen walking toward his Skyline Elementary School classroom after he had proudly displayed his science fair project on tree frogs. He was wearing a "CSI" T-shirt and black cargo pants.

Though a massive, months-long search has turned up few clues, Kyron's parents are undeterred.

"We love you Kyron and we will never give up hope," the family's statement said.

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Monday
Nov152010

Search for Kyron Horman: Dive Teams Scour Sauvie Island Waters

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Authorities have returned to the waters near an Oregon island hoping to find new evidence that would lead them to the missing eight-year-old boy Kyron Horman.

About 50 paid workers, divers and volunteers scoured Sauvie Island, not far from the little boy's home, in search of new evidence that may have turned up in the wake of changing weather patterns.

"When you have water levels that are changing, there's some idea if Kyron or some other evidence has been lurking on the bottom of that muddy flat all summer, it might actually get dislodged," said retired Multnomah County Sheriff's Captain Bruce McCain.

So far, authorities say, they have found nothing of note.

Kyron, who would be 8 years old by now, has been missing for nearly six months.  His father, biological mother and the police have all pointed fingers at the boy's stepmother, Terri Horman, but she has not been charged or even named a person of interest.

Authorities said this weekend that the new Sauvie Island search, which has been thoroughly combed in the last several months, was based on an ongoing investigation, not any new leads.

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