PORTLAND -- Nearly 15 months after the 7-year-old Portland boy disappeared, the Kyron Horman Wall of Hope is on the move again.
Photos: Wall of Hope for Kyron Horman
His father, Kaine Horman, and some friends took the wall down Saturday from its temporary home at a fire station near Skyline School. Its new, permanent home is the X-treme Edge Gym at the corner of NW Cornell Road and Twin Oaks Drive, where Kaine has long been a member.
“We thought this would be over,” Horman told KGW Saturday. “This should be down and he should be home.”
Timeline: The search for Kyron Horman
“The gym owners stepped in when we were having a hard time and moving it from the school last year,” Horman added. “This is the permanent place. It’s good; it's positive.”
Friends said the wall will now get even more attention and help continue the support for the search effort.
“It’s a place of peace, a place to visit, leave things for Kyron,” said family friend Ronda Hall. “Show your thoughts and your love and your faith, and it keeps us moving.”
“Hopefully this is its last place,” Horman said, “and it won’t be here for very long.”
Background: Wall of Hope moved to fire station