June 19, 2010 – According to news reports, police are focusing on Kyron Horman’s step-mother, who has recently been featured on a new flyer distributed to all parents and students attending Kyron’s elementary school and who is scheduled for a second polygraph test; they have not, however, named her a suspect or person of interest in his case.
The focus is also turning to Kyron’s uncle, Kristian Horman, who was arrested on unrelated child molestation charges in Seattle, Wash.
Kyron is the 7-year-old boy who went missing from his elementary school in Portland June 4.
Click here for more information about Kyron’s uncle, Kristian Horman, and the increasing public and media interest surrounding his recent arrest (includes slideshow).
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Questionnaire and flyer
A questionnaire and flyer has been passed out to everyone who may have been at Skyline Elementary School on June 4, the day 7-year old Kyron Horman went missing.
Most questions focus on the whereabouts of Kyron’s stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, and the white pickup she was driving that day.
Multnomah County Sheriff Department Captain Jason Gates said one reason she is being questioned is that, “Terri is the last known person to have seen Kyron alive before he disappeared.”
He said, “Detectives work in this case is exhaustive and they, along with Kyron’s family, are asking for the community’s assistance regarding anyone who saw not only Kyron, but also who may have seen Terri Horman and/or the truck she was driving that morning. Terri is the last person known to have seen him before he disappeared.”
Willamette Week reported that law enforcement sources say the search for Kyron is focusing on his stepmother and the alleged inconsistencies with her account of the day he disappeared.
There are two questionnaires on the flyer with a total of 18 questions. Ten questions are directed at adults and eight questions are directed at children. Both ask if anyone saw Kyron or Terri at or near Skyline Elementary or if they witnessed a pickup matching the description of the family’s white Ford F-250 pickup.
According to Fox News the flyer is aimed at jogging people’s memory of what they saw that day.
Friday authorities held a press conference and distributed the flyer that includes pictures of Kyron’s stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, and of the type of pickup authorities believe Terri was driving the day Kyron disappeared.
Terri told investigators she left the school around 8:45 a.m. after seeing Kyron off to his first class.
The flyer asks those who were at Skyline to answer questions and to, according to local news channel Northwest Cable News (NWCN), that the flyers be returned to Skyline Sunday, June 20, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Some of the questions asked on the flyer:
* At any time did you see Terri Horman on 6/4 at or near the school?”
* At any time did you see a White Ford F-250 truck on 6/4 at or near the school?”
At the press conference, Capt. Gates said, “We aren’t in a position to talk about suspects.”
Capt. Gates said Terri’s picture is in the flyer to help people who were at the school recall more details. Almost all of those people have already been interviewed by law enforcement, he said.
“In developing leads, sometimes in jogging people’s memories, it’s other things about that day or what was going on around them that will jog that memory,” he said.
Capt. Gates confirmed Terri’s pickup was towed from the family home some time after Kyron disappeared. It was towed by the family for “mechanical reasons,” and not as part of the investigation.
He said the family is in full support of circulating the new questionnaire.
He read a family statement that said, “Any parent would understand the grief that this causes our family… please know that we fully support the release of this flier and we want Kyron home and we hope that this will do that.”
Capt. Gates refused to comment about any possible suspects or “persons of interest” in the case.
Kyron was last seen wearing a black “CSI” shirt and dark cargo pants. If you have any information on Kyron’s disappearance, please call the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 503-261-2847.
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