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MLK Breakfast 2021 Save the Date
Lisa Loving of The Skanner News


Search The Skanner News interactive map of clues sought in Kyron Horman's disappearance

 

More than two and a half months after 7-year-old Kyron Horman vanished from his school in rural Northwest Portland, investigators insist there is "no evidence" that he is dead.
At a press conference today Assistant District Attorney Rod Underhill and detective Bob O'Donnell called for more witnesses who can confirm sightings of the car Kyron's stepmother Terri Moulton Horman was driving the morning he disappeared.
That car, a white F-250 Ford pickup truck, may have been seen at various locations the morning of June 4, 2010, in the hours after the child went missing.
Specifically, investigators want you to call the Kyron tipline at 503-261-2847 if:
-- You saw Kaine Horman's white Ford F-250 pickup truck in the school parking lot between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. on June 4, where Terri Moulton Horman reportedly parked it that morning;
-- You saw any one else "either in or in the immediate vicinity" of the truck;
-- You saw the Hormans' white Ford F-250 truck at the Hillsboro Fred Meyer or the Beaverton Fred Meyer; or if you saw the truck along Northwest Skyline Boulevard between Springville and Newberry Roads, or on Germantown or Old Germantown Roads at about 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. June 4, 2010;
-- You parked your car at the south end of the Skyline Elementary School parking lot before 8:45 a.m. on June 4; specifically law enforcement wants you to call the tipline with your name; phone number; year, make and model number of your car; and its color and license plate number.

Check The Skanner News interactive Kyron Horman Disappearance map to see photos of the truck and a searchable satellite view of the locations police are seeking information here.
Meanwhile, reporters aggressively confronted Underhill, O'Donnell and Sheriff's Captain Jason Gates about the lack of hard information in the investigation and their refusal to answer questions about the Grand Jury investigation in the case expected to wrap up tomorrow.
After his refusal to answer repeated questions about Moulton Horman and the lack of charges against her in the case, a reporter asked Gates, "Do you feel any closer to closing this case?"


Moulton Horman has not
been charged with any crime.

He responded that investigators are "working full time seven days a week." He said the investigation is "certainly productive" but that the solution wouldn't "fall into our laps."
Gates went a step further in placing some blame for the lack of more witness tips on the media.
"I don't want to offend the media, but residents want to cooperate but they don't want to see their property on the news," he said.
Gates said investigators have "done several searches" since the suspension of the official search for the missing second-grader; he firmly rebuffed all questions about Moulton Horman, who has not been charged with any crime in the case.
"We have no evidence that Kyron's not alive," Gates said, touching off a flood of follow-up questions from reporters – most of which went unanswered.
However Underhill stressed that an unnamed witness has placed the white truck along the rural roads between Kyron's school and the two suburban Fred Meyer stores at the times noted above, and that investigators are looking for confirmation of that.
News reports this week are speculating on the possible role Moulton Horman's friend DeDe Spicher may have played in the case, after flyers were handed out along those rural roads last week that reportedly contained photos of the two women.
Moulton Horman remains in Roseburg, living with her parents. A court order has barred media from recording or photographing any witnesses arriving or leaving the Grand Jury hearings on the disappearance.
The Kyron Horman tipline is 503-261-2847.

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