PORTLAND – The father of missing seven-year-old Kyron Horman said he can’t believe the summer is almost over and his little boy is still missing.
"I thought he'd be home. I'm gonna go school supply shopping this week, make sure he's ready for school... just continuing to hope and pray every day that he's coming home," Kaine told KGW in an exclusive interview Monday morning. "I have a phone with me 24/7 - when I sleep, everywhere I go, just waiting for that call so we can go pick him up and move on."
Kaine collected gifts and well-wishes at the Wall of Hope created outside Kyron’s school Monday. He continues to be touched by all the strangers reaching out to support Kyron and his family.
Kaine said he supports plans to move the Wall of Hope to another location before school starts in September, although he doesn't yet know where it will be moved to. He created an email account so people could send suggestions about where they believe the wall should be moved to.
“I think our primary concern is safety. Obviously we’re in a situation where a child has gone missing from school and the last thing we want to do is have a bunch of strange adults up on school grounds during the school day,” Kaine said. “Obviously they’re coming to pay their respects to Kyron and pray for him but at the same time, it puts a lot of additional people on school grounds that aren’t normally here, so there’s a lot of concern for the safety of everybody first.”
On Monday, Kainie Horman's lawyer filed documents that include a text message transcript where she clearly states that her lawyers will cost $350,00. Her lawyers had described the amount as "grossly inaccurate."
Kaine said he was also concerned that the Wall of Hope could be a "heavy thing" for kids to deal with, "staring them in the face" when they go back to school, if it wasn't moved elsewhere before the kids return.
Kyron was last seen at Skyline Elementary School where he attended a science fair on June 4 before classes began. His step-mother, Terri Moulton Horman said she left him in the hallway as he was walking toward his classroom and he vanished sometime after that.
Kaine has since filed for divorce from Terri and said he believes she is behind Kyron’s disappearance. On Monday, Kaine’s attorney filed new papers in court, objecting to Terri’s request to delay the divorce proceedings, saying it would not be in the best interest of the kids.
Kaine’s attorney has also once again requested that Terri be forced to identify the source of her reported $350,000 payment to her attorney, Stephen Houze.
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