PORTLAND, Ore. -- In order to keep his name in the spotlight and help fund the search, the family of missing Portland boy Kyron Horman planned a fundraiser for next month.
The Kyron Horman Foundation would be the beneficiary of the 50 percent of sales on trees and shrubs at the The Sleepy Ridge Tree Farm in Mulino on October 9 and 10.
"It has been some time since we have released a statement and we thought that we should go ahead and put to rest some of the questions that have been asked recently," a statement read Tuesday.
Kyron's father Kaine Horman and mother Desiree Young appeared on the Oprah show in early September to tell their story. Kyron disappeared from Skyline Elementary on June 4. No suspects have been named in his disappearance.
Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton said they would be moving to that format, more like a "business plan," to better utilize resources in the case. Shifted resources would also help maintain the effectiveness of the department in areas other than the Horman investigation, he said in a news conference on September 17. Details: Task force refocus
"We continue to support Law Enforcement in the most recent transitioning to the "task force" style of investigation. We believe this will be a more efficient use of Law Enforcement's resources and it shows a continued dedication to finding Kyron. We appreciate all that the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has done so far in looking for our son and we will continue to root for them in all that they do to help us find him," the statement read.
A website was being set up for the foundation.
Meanwhile, a divorce hearing for Kaine Horman and Kyron's step-mom Terri-Horman was set for October 7.
"It only takes one tip or one person to find him. Let's bring Kyron home! Thank you, Desiree, Tony, & Kaine."