Kyron search may resume on Sauvie Island this weekend

Credit: KGW.com

Searchers combed parts of Sauvie Island the first weekend of October.

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by Amanda Burden and David Krough, KGW.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on October 2, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 5 at 5:15 PM

PORTLAND -- After a month with few public developments in the Kyron Horman case, more than 100 searchers swarmed Sauvie Island on both Saturday and Sunday, looking for clues to the location of the missing boy.

On Saturday, 160 search and rescue personnel from multiple jurisdictions combed farms and forest in the rural area. On ATV's, on horseback and with K-9 crews, the mostly-volunteer team said they would not give up until this case is resolved.

On Monday, authorities said the search had been halted, but it may resume next weekend.

Kyron disappeared from Skyline Elementary on June 4. No suspects or persons of interest have been named in the case.

On Sunday, about 115 searchers, including units from Clark and Skamania counties in Washington, combed areas of the island that included forays deep into blackberry brambles.

Most all of the searchers were volunteers.

"They all have that mission," said Lt. Mary Lindstrand, spokesperson for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. "And that mission is to bring Kyron home. And that's what we are going to do."

Recently-developed information led investigators to conclude there were areas of Sauvie Island that needed to be examined--and in some cases, reexamined--in greater detail.

Lindstrand did not say exactly what evidence the crews were looking for. But she said they were not following up on any one new tip.
"We're being thorough, is what we're doing," she said.

Sources told KGW records showed Kyron's step-mom Terri-Horman had a cell phone that was pinged on the island the day he disappeared. She has not been named as a suspect and retained defense attorney Stephen Houze over the summer.

Sauvie Island resident Elaine Klein welcomes the return of searchers.

"We have all kept our fields mowed just in case there's something there that police would want to see."

A hearing was set for Thursday in divorce proceedings for Kaine and Terri.

 

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