Who is DeDe Spicher?

Who is DeDe Spicher?

Who is DeDe Spicher?

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by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com staff

kgw.com

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 23 at 11:39 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- DeDe Spicher, identified as a close friend of Terri Horman’s, has been questioned by detectives investigating seven-year-old Kyron’s disappearance. Her condo was also searched last week and a reliable source told KGW she was doing gardening work near the Horman home and vanished for a block of time herself, on the day Kyron disappeared.

Spicher has known the Hormans for about seven years and used to work out with Terri, a former competitive bodybuilder, on a regular basis.

Spicher described herself on blogspot as "a fitness junkie, med school wannabe, pet-sitting veteran, HOA board survivor and worm herder.” She also talks about her first marathon, first century bike ride and what it’s like to grow a garden on the small patio of her condo. Her last blog entry was on May 5, a month before Kyron disappeared.

She also has a profile posted on the Yard-sharing Web site, hyperlocavore which described her as someone who’s passionate about organic gardening and actively seeking a yard to share. She wrote that she wants to learn from others about natural gardening methods. Her last update on this Web site was made on May 15.

Spicher also has a Twitter account. On June 5th, she responded to someone tweeting about Kyron's disappearance. She wrote, "This is my friend's child. I know him. It's so scary!" Her most recent tweet was dated July 9.

Spicher lives in a condo located on SW Sagert Street in Tualatin that has a “for sale” sign posted in the front yard. She apparently used to serve as the president of the condo association.

A reliable source told KGW that investigators learned Spicher was doing gardening work not far from the Horman home in Northwest Portland on the day Kyron disappeared. Spicher reportedly left where she was working on the garden at 11:15 a.m. on June 4 and returned around 1 p.m.

The person who owns the house, who was cooperating with investigators, told them she called Spicher on her cell phone but she didn't answer, the source told KGW. A person who was working with Spicher, who was also cooperating with investigators, told them of trying to unsuccessfully find Spicher. Both people have told investigators they have no idea where Spicher was during that period.

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