PORTLAND – Desiree Young, Kyron Horman’s mother, said she was not giving up on looking for her son after Saturday’s search near Skyline Elementary.
Young said the exhaustive search near Skyline turned up some things but she was not specific about what they found. Searchers were all volunteers and did not include any law enforcement.
Young said the items found were turned over to the sheriff's office for examination.
"I can't talk about the details because it is an ongoing criminal investigation," Young said. "We found a lot of things and possibly evidence - yes."
Young gave a heart-felt account of Saturday's search, reiterating that she would not give up hope in finding her son.
"It was simply me wanting to find my son...We're not going to find Kyron if we are not searching," she said. "I'm not going to lay down and take this."
A team of volunteers, including ten dogs and 59 searchers scoured the area for near Northwest Germantown Road and Northwest Skyline Boulevard for any evidence that would help find Horman.
Horman has been missing since June 4, 2010. He was last seen at his school, Skyline Elementary, and was taken to class that day by his stepmother, Terri Horman. Kyron was seven years old at the time of his disappearance.
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State and local police, along with the FBI, have searched repeatedly for him without success, and to date, no one has been charged in his disappearance.
On a Facebook page devoted to the boy, his supporters addressed the volunteers who, writing, “Please take a moment and light a candle or two for Kyron & his family. [Saturday] starts a weekend of searching for answers, for sweet Kyron Horman. He deserves to be home and his family deserves to have him home and get the answers they need and want.”
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office told Newschannel 8 that it was aware of the search and that their investigation is ongoing. They will process the items found by Young's search to try and determine if they may be linked to Kyron's disappearance.