PORTLAND DeDe Spicher told People magazine that she has nothing to hide and neither does Kyron Horman s step-mother, Terri Moulton Horman.
She made the statement in an interview with People that appeared in the latest issue of the magazine on newsstands and also online.
Police recently circulated a new flier in the investigation into the disappearance of seven-year-old Kyron Horman which prominently featured both DeDe and Terri. The flier showed photos of the women and asked if anyone could share tips on either of their whereabouts on June 4, the day Kyron vanished.
Asked by People in an exclusive new interview whether she thinks Terri was involved in Kyron's disappearance, DeDe Spicher, 43, said, I just really don't. In my heart, I really don't. In all of these years [as her friend], I have not seen anything that would lead me to believe that she is capable or motivated in any way to do something like this.
DeDe and Terri were both unaccounted for during the same period of time the day Kyron disappeared, based on information revealed by investigators and on information from KGW sources.
The sources told KGW that DeDe was doing gardening work not far from the Horman family home on June 4, but was unaccounted for during a three-hour period from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. She could not be reached by cell phone during this time either, according to sources.
Asked about her own whereabouts on that day, DeDe told People that she was at a 38-acre nursery preparing for a garden tour the following day. I never left the property that day, she said.
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(KGW's Colin Miner also contributed to this article.)