PORTLAND – On National Missing Children’s Day, Kaine Horman held a fundraiser for Kyron and officials offered tips for parents to protect their kids.
At Sunset Lanes in Beaverton, bowlers gathered to benefit the Kyron Horman Foundation.
For $50, people bowled for two hours and raised funds to help find Kyron and help other families bring missing children home.
Kyron's dad, Kaine Horman, talked about what fuels his continued search for his son.
"That day he comes home, the day he's found, the day I'm able to look him in the eye and I tell him, 'We've been looking for you and doing everything we can,' that keeps me going," Kaine said.
While Horman is the most well-known missing Oregon child, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said thousands of children go missing in America every year.
“Shaina Kirkpatrick and her sister Shausha Henson went missing on April 4, 2001. Khoi Vu vanished on April 7, 2007. Kyron Horman disappeared on June 4, 2010. These children – all from the Pacific Northwest – remain missing today,” said Beth Ann Steele of the FBI.
Steele said the FBI was encouraging every family to take steps to protect their children.
The free Child ID App allows parents to create profiles for their children and upload recent photos. If their child disappears, parents can then easily show police what the child looked like and what they were wearing.
Steele also warned that Child sex trafficking is a national problem and parents should be aware about the dangers of sex trafficking crimes.
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