Search continues for Kyron Horman - 8 years after he vanished
PORTLAND, Ore. – Kyron Horman, the 7-year-old who vanished from his elementary school in Portland on June 4, 2010, has been missing for eight years Monday - but the search for him continues.
From almost the beginning investigators zeroed in on the last person to see him, Kyron's stepmother Terri Horman. She took Kyron to a science fair at his school, Skyline Elementary, the day he vanished, but she has never been charged or named a suspect.
"She's not been named a suspect just as a technicality. She's definitely a person of interest," Kyron's biological mother Desiree Young told KATU News in 2015.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released an age-progressed photo of Kyron Horman. Young hopes the photo will be the spark the investigation needs and remind the public that Kyron is still missing.
"Some days, the hope that our child will come home is all that keeps us going," said Young at an event recognizing National Missing Kids Day. "It is our job as parents to keep our child's case in the public eye and keep hope alive."
Investigators say the case is still open and active.
Terri Horman (who now goes by Terri Lynn Moulton) sat down with People magazine for her first interview about her stepson five years after Kyron went missing.
She says she toured Kyron's classmates' projects at the science fair, and then said "goodbye" to the boy. Later that afternoon, she recalls, Kyron was not on the school bus. She says she called the school, and they told her he wasn't there.
In the interview, she remembered taking a polygraph test. She says she was frustrated at her inability to hear the questions and with the results of the test.
"When that first polygraph was done, the polygrapher tells me that I failed. And my first reaction was 'How is that possible? I told the truth. How is that possible?'" said Horman.
Family members continue to search for Kyron, hosting community events and working with volunteers in the hopes that his case doesn't go cold.
An age progression photo of Kyron was released on May 25, 2017, on National Missing Children's Day. The photo was posted on digital billboards along the I-5 corridor through the week.
Anyone with helpful information can call the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office tip line at (503) 261-2847.