SOUTH BERWICK, Maine - A boy s body was found wrapped in a blanket off a remote road in Maine last Saturday and those investigators have contacted Multnomah County detectives for more information about Kyron Horman s disappearance.
As first reported on OregonLive, state police in Maine requested photos, flyers and other information about Kyron, according to Lt. Mary Lindstrand, with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
Law enforcement sources involved in the Kyron case told KGW Tuesday that investigators do not believe the body could be Kyron. The Maine boy's appearance was close enough that investigators there talked with detectives here but were later able to rule out any connection.
The query from Maine police is just one example of how Kyron's case continues to be top of mind with law enforcement across the country.
We're listening to our partner agencies and we're taking advice from the FBI. We're working together so if we're going along a certain path and somebody comes up with a better idea how we should go, we do that. We're trying everything that we can and doing it in a solid and educated fashion, said Jason Gates, one of the leaders of the Kyron Task Force.
Kyron's father, Kaine recently told KGWin a two-hour exclusive interview that he continues to hope for a break in the case that will solve the mystery of his young son's disappearance.
The Maine body was found by a resident in the small town of South Berwick early Saturday evening. Police described the cause of death as suspicious but said there were no missing child reports that matched the age of the dead boy in Maine or neighboring New Hampshire.
The boy appeared to be 4 to 6 years old, 3 8 tall, with dirty blond hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a Faded Glory gray camouflage hooded sweatshirt, a blue T-shirt, tan pants, and Lightning McQueen sneakers.
Maine police have also circulated a computer-generated photo of the unidentified boy and a detailed press release on Facebook. (See computer-generated photo above.)
Kyron has been missing since June 4th, 2010, when he vanished at the age of 7 after participating in a science fair at Skyline Elementary School.
Through winter and early spring, search crews scoured an area near Skyline Boulevard in Northwest Portland. They found nothing. They also unsuccessfully searched areas on Sauvie Island.
Kyron s stepmother, Terri Moulton-Horman has been named as a person of interest in the case, but there are no suspects.
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The Kyron case has generated more than 4,500 tips for investigators and the tip line is still open at 503-261-2847.