Four years later: Kyron Horman still missing

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) —- On June 4, 2010, Kyron Horman, a 7-year-old boy, walked into his elementary school excited to show off a science project on the red-eyed tree frog. Four years later, the boy remains missing, and no one has ever been arrested.

A photo of Kyron, with a wide smile, wearing a black CSI tee-shirt, standing inside his classroom, with his science poster behind him, is the last known photo of the second grader.

Kyron Horman shown in a photo reported to have been taken June 4, 2010 - the last photo ever taken. (KOIN/File)
Kyron Horman shown in a photo reported to have been taken June 4, 2010 – the last photo ever taken. (KOIN/File)

Officials said Kyron’s stepmother, Terri Moulton-Horman, was the last person to see the boy alive on the morning of June 4, 2010. Six hours passed before Kyron was reported missing.

The state launched its largest ever search for a missing child within hours of his disappearance.

Kaine Horman, Kyron’s biological father, and Moulton ended their relationship in an emergency hearing held before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Henry Kantor in December 2013.

The former couple is scheduled to appear in court next week as they fight for legal custody of their now 5-year-old daughter.

Desiree Young, Kyron’s biological mother, dropped a $10 million civil lawsuit against Moulton in July 2013 after saying moving forward with the lawsuit could potentially interfere with the criminal investigation.

Four years after Kyron disappeared, detectives with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office have never named a suspect or person of interest in the case.

A grand jury has convened and continues to probe the child’s disappearance, but has never issued any criminal indictments.

Kyron Horman in a photo taken around 2009 (KOIN 6 News, file)
Kyron Horman in a photo taken around 2009 (KOIN 6 News, file)

Officials with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office have declined to comment on the criminal investigation.

The Kyron Horman Task Force, formed after the child disappeared, brought in detectives from across the metro. In June 2011, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office dis-banned the force, but said it could be re-formed in a major development is discovered.

The Portland Field Office of the FBI remains active in the investigation, officials confirmed.

Four years later, weathered signs and stuffed animals remain wrapped with blue ribbon at the Wall of Hope, which was constructed outside Skyline School in Northwest Portland shortly after Kyron’s disappearance. In August 2011, the wall was moved to Beaverton, Ore., where it stands at the parking lot of The Edge Gym.

Recently, officials with the sheriff’s office said they continue to work with their investigative partners, including the district attorney’s office, and work through leads and gather new information. The case remains a high priority for the sheriff’s office.

Message from Mom

On the Missing Kyron Horman Facebook page, his mother, Desiree posted this message on June 4, 2014:

An undated photo of Kyron Horman and his mom, Desiree, posted to her Facebook page on June 4, 2014
An undated photo of Kyron Horman and his mom, Desiree, posted to her Facebook page on June 4, 2014

As I sit here in the silence of our home, my mind wanders to Kyron. I miss all of the giggles that have filled our home since he was born. The smiles that Kyron gives us are infectious and I am a different person without them to brighten my days. I need my Kyron home so that I can smile again. I miss him even more today.

I will never give up looking for Kyron, I will never stop, and I promise all of my Kyron supporters….

I will find my Kyron.

I don’t want to be here in another year and certainly not in another four years either. I pray God look over us and help us have a successful search on the 20th, 21st & 22nd. I want to thank everyone who donated to help us bring in Klaas Kids to head up the search.

Now let’s bring Kyron home!

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