Kyron Horman: Top story 2010

Kyron Horman: Top story 2010

Kyron Horman: Top story 2010

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by David Krough

kgw.com

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:08 PM

The search for Kyron Horman

The largest and possibly most mysterious missing persons case in Oregon history began on a cool, drizzly morning June 4, 2010.

That's when a 7-year-old Skyline Elementary student was photographed proudly showing off his tree frog project at the school science fair in the minutes before he vanished. Kyron disappears

At least six hours went by before school officials and law enforcement started their search when Kyron Horman did not get off the bus to meet his father and stepmother. The FBI and several state agencies became involved in the following days. Billboards and flyers went up around the nation. No suspects have been named in the case.

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Family unravels

It was not long before the true-life narrative took off in directions no one could have predicted. Kyron's father Kaine moved out and filed a restraining order against Terri-Moulton Horman, taking their young daughter with him. Restraining order

The reason? Records revealed police telling him Terri plotted a murder-for-hire against him. Murder plot

Sordid details

The focus turned to Terri Horman as investigators sought witnesses who had seen her or her white pickup truck the day of the disappearance. The missing boy's step-mom was also accused of sexting, sending sexually explicit messages over her cell phone, to a man who stepped forward to help the family. Sexting allegations

Details revealed Terri Horman and friend Dede Spicher were gardening together the day Kyron disappeared. It was learned that Terri was unaccounted for a period of time and police later searched Spicher's home. She also later appeared before a grand jury. Spicher property searched

Terri hires defense lawyer

Publicity grew nationwide in the case, with the family appearing on Oprah, People magazine and NBC Dateline. Terri went on to hire high-profile defense attorney Stephen Houze - court documents allege she paid fees of $350,000. Terri hires Houze

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton, head of the case's lead agency, requests and is granted a bigger budget for the search and investigation. The case was assigned to a task force. Task force

Court documents in the divorce case regarding child custody issues quote Kaine as saying their young daughter may have witnessed an "unimaginable horror" the day Kyron disappeared. A divorce hearing was set for early January. 'Unimaginable horror'

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