June 19, 2010 – According to news reports, police are focusing on Kyron Horman’s step-mother, who is scheduled for a second polygraph test and who has recently been featured on a new questionnaire and flyer distributed to all parents and students attending Kyron’s elementary school; they are also focusing on Kyron’s uncle who was arrested Wednesday 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.
Click here for more information about the new questionnaire and flyer recently distributed.
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Step-mother Terri Moulton Horman
Online websleuthers continue to point fingers at Kyron’s step-mother, Terri Moulton Horman, alluding that she may have had something to do with the 7-year-old’s disappearance from Skyline Elementary over two weeks ago.
They said they don’t understand how a mother, one who has raised this child since he was an infant, could say on her Facebook page several days after he went missing, “I’m hitting the gym.”
Second Polygraph test
A friend of Terri Horman from Hillsboro, Jaymie Finster, told the Oregonian Saturday morning that Kyron’s stepmother is facing a second polygraph exam, and that Terri is “tired and frustrated with the intensity of the questioning she’s been getting.”
The Oregonian article stated “Kyron Horman’s stepmother — who became the most prominent figure in the investigation into the boy’s disappearance Friday — is scheduled to take a second polygraph test Saturday, according to a friend.”
Finster confirmed the Oregonian’s account that she and Horman have been friends since they went to junior high school together in Roseburg and that they worked in the Hillsboro school district.
Finster told the Oregonian that Horman was very down. “She’s exhausted. She said ‘I don’t understand why they keep asking me stuff. They want me to take the polygraph again. It doesn’t make sense because I didn’t do anything’.”
Horman told Finster, “I just don’t know what’s going on. This is what I did that day.”
According to the Oregonian, Finster said Horman had told Kyron’s teacher the day before that she was taking the boy to the doctor on Friday, June 11, and gave the teacher paperwork to fill out related to the appointment.
Finster said that when Kyron didn’t show up at the bus the afternoon of June 4, Horman talked to the teacher who said she thought that Horman had taken Kyron to the doctor that day.
Horman told Finster that the child’s teacher was new, in her first year of teaching, and was hard of hearing in one ear. “She doesn’t know if she understood her,” Finster said.
The new information provided by Finster comes the day after a new questionnaire and flyer was distributed to everyone at Skyline Elementary School asking if they saw Terri that day and if they saw the family’s white Ford pickup the day Kyron vanished.
A comment left to an earlier cakechow.com article read: “Stepmother’s story and actions on the day Kyron disappeared do not ring true for me.”
Comments to a Fox News article read: “Sad to say but I suspected her from the git go. Time to press her hard I’d say.”
And someone from New Mexico said: “Oh yeah, the first thing I do when my son disappears is go on my Facebook page. This woman won’t be able to do anything ‘right’ in some public’s eye. If she raised him from a baby, she must love him as her own son. I will delay my judgment of her until actual evidence proves her guilty. Otherwise, I will presume that she is innocent and devastated.”
The websleuthers based their initial conclusion Terri was involved in Kyron’s disappearance when they saw what she wrote on Facebook.
They commented that her Facebook page showed a photo of her young daughter and that prior to Kyron’s disappearance, she didn’t talk about Kyron and that it was all about her little girl.
They didn’t believe she was appropriately distraught, according to the Daily Weekly, and that she was behind Kyron’s disappearance.
A blog called Mom Logic pointed out that since her stepson’s disappearance Terri’s posted “trivial updates” about “hitting the gym” just days after Kyron vanished. They questioned why she didn’t change her Facebook profile photo from her young daughter’s photo to a photo of Kyron.
Six days later Terri changed her photo to missing person’s flyer with Kyron’s photo. She at some point changed her settings from “public” to “private.” People can no longer see what she is writing on her “wall.”
This should be a reminder that what you put online on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, blogs, etc., can be viewed by the world unless you set your settings to private. This is not the first time, and undoubtedly won’t be the last, when private information spreads like wildfire in high-profile cases.
Police are focusing their fact-finding on Terri and the truck she drove saying they are trying to jog people’s memories of what happened on June 4 when Kyron went missing.
Regardless of what anyone thinks, police are moving forward with a questionnaire listing questions about Terri Horman and the truck she drove the day Kyron went missing.
Capt. Gates repeatedly told the Oregonian he could not comment on suspects or persons of interest in the case.
In response to a question about the possible danger to the community, he said: “I can’t say for certainty that it wasn’t stranger-to-stranger, I can’t. But I also can tell you that the need for the public to be alarmed is very low.”
Cell phone “pings” inconsistent with Terri’s story
On Friday, Willamette Week reported five unnamed law enforcement officials said Terri Horman’s cell phone “pings” showed she was on Sauvie Island the day Kyron disappeared. This differs from her account of where she was that day.
The South County Spotlight reported that Capt. Gates said that a sheriff’s captain was no longer living around the clock with the family, but does have regular contact with them. Kyron’s biological mother and stepfather are still in Portland as the investigation continues, he said.
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.
Click here for more details about the questionnaire and flyer.
Family grieves loss of Kyron
CNN reported that during a brief phone interview with sheriff spokeswoman, Lt. Mary Lindstrand, they were told the focus of the investigation is not on Terri Horman.
“We’re looking for every bit of information that we can,” Lindstrand said. “We are not in a position to name anybody a person of interest.”
The case, CNN reported, is now considered a criminal investigation involving one of the largest police search and rescue operations in state history.
Kyron’s family released a statement Friday urging the public to help bring him home.
“It has been two weeks since our son, Kyron, disappeared,” the family said. “For the last 14 days, we haven’t been able to talk to him, see him playing around the house, or tuck him in bed. Any parent would understand the grief this has caused our family.
“Father’s Day is Sunday. For the first time in seven years, we will not have Kyron around to hug and talk to. It hurts us deeply and our hearts are broken,” the statement reads.
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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