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« on: June 05, 2010, 09:12:03 PM »

Police looking for missing Skyline Elementary student

By KATU.com Staff

http://www.katu.com/news/local/95669809.html
  
Police are looking for a second grader from Skyline Elementary who did not come home from school Friday.

Story Published: Jun 4, 2010 at 8:42 PM PDT

Story Updated: Jun 5, 2010 at 12:42 PM PDT


PORTLAND, Ore. - Police are looking for a second grader from Skyline Elementary who did not come home from school Friday.

Late Friday night the search for 7-year-old Kyron Horman was upgraded to a major crimes team investigation which brings in the FBI. Officials said the search was upgraded because the FBI has more resources.

Portland Public Schools spokesman Matt Shelby said Horman was at school Friday and Portland Public Schools sent out an automated phone call to all Skyline parents alerting them to the missing boy.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau have been on the scene searching for the boy since early Friday evening and have been calling the boy’s name in the area of the school.

His stepmother took Horman to a science fair at the school Friday morning. They walked through a number of classrooms and his stepmother left at 8:45.

According to the sheriff’s office, the stepmother saw the boy walking toward his classroom as she left the building but officials with Portland Public Schools said Horman’s teacher never saw him in class which started at 10 a.m. The teacher marked him absent.

When Horman didn’t get off the bus in the afternoon, his parents called police.

Shelby said Horman’s parents weren’t notified when he was marked absent because Skyline doesn’t use an auto-dialer which calls parents to report the student is absent. Shelby said the school doesn’t use such a system because it doesn’t have problems with attendance.

If anyone has any information to the whereabouts of Horman they are urged to call the following phone number: (503) 261-2847.

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 09:18:01 PM »

http://www.kgw.com/news/Second-grade-student-missing-from-Skyline-Elementary-95670454.html

NW Portland second-grader still missing Saturday

by Michael Rollins and Amanda Burden

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Posted on June 4, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Updated today at 5:54 PM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Searchers culled from police agencies statewide, in addition to the FBI, were pursuing tips Saturday and still searching  around Skyline Elementary School after a student didn't return home Friday afternoon.

Kyron Horman, 7, was last seen early in the day at the school, 11536 NW Skyline Blvd., during a science fair.

He  is 3 foot 8 and 50 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was wearing black cargo pants, white socks, worn black Skecher tennis shoes with orange trim and dark-colored t-shirt with the "CSI" show logo.


Twelve police agencies, the Oregon National Guard and search and rescue units were involved in the search. In all, about 150 officers were working the case, said Captain Jason Gates of the Multnomah County sheriff's office.

Gates said Saturday that police received a 9-1-1 call at 3:45 Friday afternoon.

In most cases, missing children are often at the homes of a friend or a favorite hangout, he said, but those leads were quickly eliminated and police realized a major search needed to be launched.

As many as 15 Portland police officers were the first responders, Gates said. They searched the school grounds and immediate area without finding the child. The scope of the search and investigation was then quickly widened.

That first search included police bureau dogs who sniffed areas of the building where the boy might have been hidden from view. The roof was also searched, he said.

The Horman family has been very cooperative, he said, and are doing the best they can under traumatic circumstances. The birth mother came to Portland after her son was reported missing. All parents were in constant contact with detectives, he said.

Gates asked all neighbors to thoroughly search their properties, including outbuildings, a "no stone left unturned" search. He also asked neighbors to cooperate with detectives who ask to come on to their property.

While many civilians may want to help with the search, he said to please stay away and let the professional searchers, of which there are now a considerable number, do their jobs.

Parents of the 300 children and school staff will be asked to come to the school on Sunday on a staggered basis to interview with detectives to glean more information about Kyron's interests and school activities, he said. They will be notified via a Portland Public Schools messaging system.

If parents of staff cannot arrive at the designated time, simply show up at the school, he said.

Gates gamely fielded a barrage of questions but declined to answer most. The strategy of the investigation Saturday, he said, was to collect strong tips. Passing out information could taint a person's memory, or prompt false tips, he said.

Parent Gina Zimmerman was at the school for the science fair, which she described as major academic and social event for the school where the day's events included an afternoon talent show.

She said Kyron is not the type of child to wander off. "He knows 'stranger danger," she said. "He's a really good kid."

Parents are shocked at the disappearance, she said, and have been calling to share concerns at "our little school where everyone knows everybody."

She last saw Kyron in the morning, when he posed in a classroom in front of his "red-eyed tree frog" science project. He was posing for a picture taken by his mother, whom he loves, Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman's daughter Madi is one of Kyron's best friends.

The 8-year-old said she and Kyron would play Dragons and Knights and sway together on the tire swings. "I'm very worried and I hope he's okay," she said.

She also said Kyron would not have gone off with a stranger, only with his mother, whom he loves.

Portland Public Schools spokesman Matt Shelby said two teachers saw Kyron with his stepmother and thought the two left school together. He said it was common for parents to pick up kids this way, so no suspicions were raised.

District officials were notified that the boy was missing at around 4 p.m.

Police upgraded the case overnight to a Major Crime Teams investigation to allow more police resources to be tapped, said Multnomah County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lt. Mary Lindstrand.

Staff of the FBI, the Oregon State Police, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Portland  Gresham and Fairview police were searching area of the school, which is on NW Skyline Blvd. just east of NW Cornelius Pass Road. Canine units and search and rescue organizations have also been called out, she said.

Capt. Gates said the number of agencies will continue to grow. The effort is partly from the heart, as many in law enforcement  can identify with the Horman family because they have children of their own.

Lindstrand said about 20 miles of roadway and two square miles of land were part of the search area.

Anyone who has seen Kyron or knows of his whereabouts was asked to call (503) 261-2847.

PPS sent an automated phone message to parents of students at Skyline Elementary, but parents of students at other schools across the district have also reported getting the message.

Shelby said the message was only intended to go to Skyline parents, but he said it's good that more people may be aware of the missing child.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 09:29:01 PM »

http://abcnews.go.com/US/Media/kyron-horman-missing-disappeared-elementary-school/story?id=10836677

FBI, National Guard Search for Missing Boy Kyron Harmon

7-Year-Old Disappeared From School, Last Seen Friday Morning
June 5, 2010


Kyron Horman, a 7-year-old Portland, Ore., boy disappeared Friday, June 4, 2010, at Skyline Elementary School, shortly after leaving an early morning science fair, where he presented his project on tree frogs.
(Courtesy the Horman family)

 The FBI   and National Guard  have been called in to join the search for a 7-year-old Portland, Ore., boy who disappeared from his elementary school after being last seen Friday morning.

Kyron Harmon went to Skyline Elementary School early Friday morning with his step-mother, Terri Moulton Kaine, to participate in a science fair, but no one saw him after she left him, walking down a hallway to his classroom at around 8:45 a.m..

When Kyron did not return home on his school bus as scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Friday June 4, his family called to report that he had not returned home.

The Multnomah County Sherriff's Office was contacted at approximately 4 p.m.

"We definitely got a late start here," sheriff's office spokeswoman Lt. Mary Lindstrand said today. "The family didn't know that he wasn't at school, his teacher didn't see him so we are feeling like we are behind the eight-ball here."
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http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/06/search_for_missing_portland_bo.html

More pictures of search and video at the above link

Authorities upgrade search for missing Portland boy to major crimes investigation
By Allan Brettman, The Oregonian
June 05, 2010, 9:37AM

Detectives were going door to door in a rural part of Northwest Portland Saturday after the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office upgraded the search for a missing 7-year-old boy to a Major Crimes Team investigation, employing more than 150 personnel from several metro-area law enforcement agencies and the FBI.

Kyron Horman was last seen about 9 a.m. Friday after attending a science fair at Skyline Elementary School, according to Matt Shelby, spokesman for Portland Public Schools. The second-grade boy was with his stepmother at the fair that morning, but never checked back in with his teacher afterward, Shelby said.

The stepmother said she last saw Kyron at approximately 8:45, walking down the hallway towards his classroom, according to a sheriff's department press release. The school staff reported not seeing him after 8:45 and that he did not make it to his classroom.

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Capt. Jason Gates, speaking at a noon press conference at the school Saturday, said someone called 9-1-1 at about 3:45 p.m. to report Kyron missing. He would not say who made the call.

He said Portland police initiated the search and “it was realized it was not going to be an immediate find.”

Gates later said that meant that the boy was not going to be found in an expected place, such as the school or his home. He said, “The family has been nothing less than completely cooperative.”

He said detectives are going door to door in the area and he encouraged residents to talk to them. He said detectives are in the process of contacting every Skyline parent to come to the school on Sunday so they can be interviewed individually.
     
Asked if the FBI typically gets involved in a missing person’s case, he said no. In this instance, they are involved “because they care.”

Portland police responded to initial reports of the missing boy, then handed the case to the sheriff's office, which has jurisdiction in unincorporated areas of the county.

Members searched throughout the night, covering more than 20 miles of road and two square miles. Authorities set up a perimeter around the school that only searchers were allowed to cross. The school is a brick building in a rural area of farms and upscale homes along Skyline Boulevard.

Kyron is described as 3 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 50 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with the logo of the “CSI” television show, black cargo pants, white socks and black Skecher tennis shoes with orange trim. He wears glasses.

An automated phone message was sent to Skyline parents about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Parents of students at other schools in the district also received that message.

Lt. Mary Lindstrand, a sheriff's spokeswoman, said the agency would have searchers out as long as needed.

The boy lives with his father and stepmother. Lindstrand said his mother, who lives out of the area, was on her way here.

Gina Zimmerman, president of the school PTA, dropped by the Skyline search scene Saturday morning with her 8-year-old daughter Madi, who has been a classmate of Kyron for three years.

“He’s not the type of child who would just go out of school and go searching or wandering around,” Zimmerman said. “He’s just a timid, sweet boy.”

Zimmerman said she was in contact with the father, Kaine Horman, and stepmother, Terri Horman, and detectives Friday night. “Everybody’s just worried and in shock that this could happen in our little school where everybody knows everybody.”

She said the K-8 school has about 300 students.  The principal, Ben Keefer, declined to comment Saturday.
   
Zimmerman said she arrived at the school around 8:15 a.m. Friday, as most parents and students did, to attend the end-of-year science fair. Terri Horman took a photograph of Kyron in front of his project, Zimmerman said.

Kyron’s project was on the red-eye tree frog, Madi said.

“We always play on the swings together,” she said of her friend. I’m thinking my thoughts for him. I’m very worried.”
     
Zimmerman said everyone went into their classroom for the science fair and broke into parent-led groups of four or five. She wasn’t sure what group Kyron was in. but she said the last time she saw him was at 8:15, when the groups began going from class to class.

“Then you were supposed to stay with your group. I don’t know what group he was in.”

Zimmerman said the boy has no learning disabilities. “He’s a good kid who follows the rules,” she said.

“We’re really close to the family, “ she added, noting that Kyron has an older brother and a younger sister. “We’ve been on the phone with them all night.”

Anyone with information regarding Kyron's whereabouts is asked to call a tip line at 503-261-2847.

-- Allan Brettman
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http://www.katu.com/news/95691389.html
Search continues for missing 7 year old
June 5, 2010


This photo, from the Facebook page of the missing boy's step mother, was taken the morning of Kyron Horman's disappearance. The snapshot shows Kyron in the shirt he was wearing at the time he went missing. His science-fair project is in the background.

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Guard is now assisting in the search for a second grader from Portland's Skyline Elementary School who went missing Friday.

That's according to a press conference held Saturday by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. The FBI also has asked to participate in the search, although as of Saturday – according to spokesman and Multnomah Captain Jason Gates – it had yet to do so.

Even so, more than 150 searchers have been scouring this rural part of Northwest Portland. Searchers include several law enforcement agencies and a police helicopter. Authorities have set up a perimeter around the school that only searchers are being allowed to cross.

We know that 7-year-old Kyron Horman did not return home on his school bus as scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 4. Family called Skyline Elementary School soon after, and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office became involved around 4 p.m.

Matt Shelby, spokesman for Portland Public Schools, said Kyron was with his stepmother at a science fair that morning (see photo above). However, Kyron never checked back in with his teacher afterward, Shelby said.

The boy's stepmother reports they walked through a number of classrooms and she last saw Kyron around 8:45 a.m. Friday. She last saw him, she reports, walking down the hallway toward his classroom at 11536 N.W. Skyline Blvd.

School staff report not seeing him after 8:45 a.m.

Multnomah County deputies called in their Search and Rescue team to begin a search of the area surrounding the school after school hours Friday. As the evening progressed, SearchOne Canine Inc. and Portland Police also joined in the search.

High grasses on the surrounding property are making the search difficult: "If they're not calling out to you," said a spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in the Saturday press conference, "unless you basically step right over them you're going to miss them."

On Friday a decision was made to upgrade the search to a Major Crimes Team investigation. This allows for more resources to be deployed, which included resources from Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, Fairview Police Department, Oregon State Patrol and the FBI.

Search and rescue resources also expanded to include SearchOne Canine Inc., Mountain Rescue, Yamhill County Canine and additional members of the Multnomah County Search and Rescue team. Members continued their searching throughout the night, encompassing more than 20 miles of road and two square miles. Portland Police Bureau's air unit also was called in.

Saturday morning, around 7 a.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office readied for its second operational period to find Kyron Horman. It ordered more resources which include Search and Rescue resources from Washington County Sheriff's Office, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Clark County Washington, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue and a National Guard helicopter.

Anyone with information regarding Kyron Horman's whereabouts has been asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office tip line, 1-503-261-2847, or to dial 9-1-1 with emergency information.

Lieutenant Mary Lindstrand, a spokesperson for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, said the agency would have searchers out as long as needed.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010, 09:38:25 PM »

Search For Boy Continues As Nightfall Nears
Kyron Horman Last Seen Friday Morning

POSTED: 8:10 pm PDT June 4, 2010
UPDATED: 6:18 pm PDT June 5, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Search and rescue crews continued what they called "an exhaustive search" of rural northwest Portland on Saturday after a second-grade boy failed to return home from school.

The FBI and the National Guard have joined the search for 7-year-old Kyron Horman, who was last seen by his stepmother at 8:45 a.m. Friday at Skyline Elementary School, said Lt. Mary Lindstrand of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Gina Zimmerman, the president of the school's parent teacher association, said Kyron was excited for a school science fair being held that day and his project was about a red-eyed tree frog.

The stepmother said goodbye to Kyron while they were at the science fair and then watched him walk off to his classroom, but he never made it to class, deputies said.

"He's not the kind of child that would just go out of school, go searching or wandering around," Zimmerman said. "He's just a timid, sweet boy."

Kyron's absence went unnoticed throughout the day, deputies said, and he was not reported missing until hours later.

Sheriff's Capt. Jason Gates said teachers described Kyron as "an energetic student, a very social kid who loves to play soccer and build model cars with his dad." Gates said deputies have been working with Kyron's family and have received "a ton of information from them that helps us very much."

Kyron was supposed to be dropped off at the school bus stop near his house at about 3:45 p.m. Friday. His stepmother quickly realized her child was missing and then called the school, Lindstrand said.

School administrators said they started a search in the area but they were unable to find the boy. They called the non-emergency dispatch line to report Kyron as missing.

Officials with Portland Public Schools said they used their phone notification system to contact other parents and inform them that Kyron was reported missing.

Deputies launched their search at about 5:45 p.m. -- nearly nine hours after the boy was last seen. Since then, a number of local, state and federal police agencies have joined the search.

"We want to throw everything we can at this," Gates said. "If it were my son, this is what I would want to see."

Gates would not comment on whether any evidence had been found during the search so far. He said crews searched the two miles surrounding the school in a grid pattern.

As of 12:30 p.m. Saturday, there was no indication of foul play in Kyron’s disappearance, but deputies upgraded the investigation to involve a major crimes team. Lindstrand said this allows more resources -- including those of the FBI and Oregon State Police -- to be used in the search.

By Sunday, all staff and parents at Skyline school will have been called to be interviewed about the boy's disappearance, Gates said.

Deputies Ask Neighbors To Search Property

Multnomah County deputies asked that civilian volunteers stay away from the search scene Saturday.

With a number of neighboring police agencies and the FBI helping in the search, deputies said civilian volunteers searching in the area will only complicate the process.

"We would appreciate if the civilian volunteers keep Kyron in your prayers, but please don't come to the scene because it affects our efficiency," Gates said.

Neighbors who live near Skyline Elementary School have been asked to perform a "no-stone-unturned" search of their property.

"It would be very, very helpful to our process. If they find anything out of place, contact us through our tip line," Gates said.

Skyline School is located at 11536 NW Skyline Blvd. in a rural area of northwest Portland.

Kyron lives with his father and stepmother. He has an older half-brother.

Anyone who may have any information on Kyron’s whereabouts is asked to call 503-261-2847. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with the CSI logo on it.

Have You Seen Kyron Horman? Call: 503-261-2847

http://www.kptv.com/news/23800594/detail.html
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http://www.beavertonvalleytimes.com/news/story.php?story_id=127576029009015000
County expands search for missing 7-year-old boy
Second-grader Kyron Horman was last seen early Friday morning at school

June 5, 2010
Multnomah County officials have expanded their search for a 7-year-old Portland boy missing since Friday morning, turning it into an investigation by the region’s Major Crimes Team.

Sheriff’s deputies said Kyron Horman, a second-grader at Skyline Elementary School, 11536 N.W. Skyline Blvd., was last seen at about 8:45 a.m. Friday walking a school hallway to his classroom. However, school staff told deputies that Kyron apparently did not show up for class that day.

Kyron’s family reported him missing at about 4 p.m., when he failed to return home on a school bus. Multnomah County called in its Search and Rescue team to scour the area surrounding the school. SearchOne Canine Inc. and Portland police joined the search Friday evening.

By changing the search to a Major Crimes Team investigation, the sheriff’s office can draw on resources from the Portland Police Bureau, the Gresham Police Department, the Fairview Police Department, the Oregon State Patrol and the FBI.

Search-and-rescue resources also expanded to include SearchOne Canine, Mountain Rescue, Yamhill County Canine, Washington County Sherriff’s Office, Yamhill County Sherriff’s Office, Pacific NW Search and Rescue and a National Guard helicopter joined members of the Multnomah County Search and Rescue team.

Searchers spent most of the night going over 20 miles of road and two square miles of area around the school in Northwest Portland. Portland Police Bureau’s air unit also was used in the search.

Anyone with information about Kyron Horman’s whereabouts should call the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office tip line, 503-261-2847, or call 9-1-1 with emergency information.
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2010, 09:55:06 PM »

Search For Boy Continues As Nightfall Nears
Kyron Horman Last Seen Friday Morning

POSTED: 8:10 pm PDT June 4, 2010
UPDATED: 6:18 pm PDT June 5, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Search and rescue crews continued what they called "an exhaustive search" of rural northwest Portland on Saturday after a second-grade boy failed to return home from school.

The FBI and the National Guard have joined the search for 7-year-old Kyron Horman, who was last seen by his stepmother at 8:45 a.m. Friday at Skyline Elementary School, said Lt. Mary Lindstrand of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Gina Zimmerman, the president of the school's parent teacher association, said Kyron was excited for a school science fair being held that day and his project was about a red-eyed tree frog.

The stepmother said goodbye to Kyron while they were at the science fair and then watched him walk off to his classroom, but he never made it to class, deputies said.

"He's not the kind of child that would just go out of school, go searching or wandering around," Zimmerman said. "He's just a timid, sweet boy."

Kyron's absence went unnoticed throughout the day, deputies said, and he was not reported missing until hours later.

Sheriff's Capt. Jason Gates said teachers described Kyron as "an energetic student, a very social kid who loves to play soccer and build model cars with his dad." Gates said deputies have been working with Kyron's family and have received "a ton of information from them that helps us very much."

Kyron was supposed to be dropped off at the school bus stop near his house at about 3:45 p.m. Friday. His stepmother quickly realized her child was missing and then called the school, Lindstrand said.

School administrators said they started a search in the area but they were unable to find the boy. They called the non-emergency dispatch line to report Kyron as missing.

Officials with Portland Public Schools said they used their phone notification system to contact other parents and inform them that Kyron was reported missing.

Deputies launched their search at about 5:45 p.m. -- nearly nine hours after the boy was last seen. Since then, a number of local, state and federal police agencies have joined the search.

"We want to throw everything we can at this," Gates said. "If it were my son, this is what I would want to see."

Gates would not comment on whether any evidence had been found during the search so far. He said crews searched the two miles surrounding the school in a grid pattern.

As of 12:30 p.m. Saturday, there was no indication of foul play in Kyron’s disappearance, but deputies upgraded the investigation to involve a major crimes team. Lindstrand said this allows more resources -- including those of the FBI and Oregon State Police -- to be used in the search.

By Sunday, all staff and parents at Skyline school will have been called to be interviewed about the boy's disappearance, Gates said.

Deputies Ask Neighbors To Search Property

Multnomah County deputies asked that civilian volunteers stay away from the search scene Saturday.

With a number of neighboring police agencies and the FBI helping in the search, deputies said civilian volunteers searching in the area will only complicate the process.

"We would appreciate if the civilian volunteers keep Kyron in your prayers, but please don't come to the scene because it affects our efficiency," Gates said.

Neighbors who live near Skyline Elementary School have been asked to perform a "no-stone-unturned" search of their property.

"It would be very, very helpful to our process. If they find anything out of place, contact us through our tip line," Gates said.

Skyline School is located at 11536 NW Skyline Blvd. in a rural area of northwest Portland.

Kyron lives with his father and stepmother. He has an older half-brother.

Anyone who may have any information on Kyron’s whereabouts is asked to call 503-261-2847. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with the CSI logo on it.

Have You Seen Kyron Horman? Call: 503-261-2847

http://www.kptv.com/news/23800594/detail.html

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010, 10:11:39 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010, 10:34:36 PM »

This poor angel (if he just wandered off to the woods..) is probably so scared and night fall is quickly approaching. I would imagine that visitors would have to check in at the front office to be on campus, our schools even do that. This is so disturbing. He looks like such a bright little star!! Prayers to Kyron and his family that he will be found safe.
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This is the scanner link for those interested:    US > Oregon >  Multnomah (County) [Portland-Vancouver]

Multnomah County Oregonhttp://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=2230

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http://www.katu.com/news/local/95702034.html 


Infrared, grid search still turn up no sign of missing Skyline boy

By Margy Lynch, Meghan Kalkstein, KATU News and KATU.com Staff


Story Published: Jun 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM PDT

Story Updated: Jun 5, 2010 at 6:48 PM PDT

Infrared, grid search still turn up no sign of missing Skyline boy


PORTLAND, Ore. – Investigators say not a trace of Kyron Horman has turned up, even with hundreds of people searching.

Nearly two days after the 7 year old is believed to have gone missing from Skyline Elementary School in rural Northwest Portland, investigators are still trying to figure out what happened to the smiling second grader after he was last seen here Friday morning.

An entire night and full day has passed since 8:45 a.m. Friday morning when Kyron's step mom says she last saw the boy after taking him through a science fair at school and sent him off to class. His teachers say he never checked in.

If investigators do have solid information giving them any idea where he might be they're not saying: "The information we're keeping from the public and press has everything to do with integrity of investigation," said a search spokesperson.

Now searchers look through tall grass, from the air and on foot, for any sign of the little boy. The FBI has now joined the search, as has the National Guard. Using an infrared system, heat detection and a search pattern grid to not miss an inch, searchers have completely searched an area of about two miles surrounding the school.

We were given an inside look at Kyron's classroom here at Skyline Elementary. Inside Ms. Porter's second- and third-grade blended class we saw a glimpse into who this 7-year-old boy is: Kyron liked art and we're told the second grader is very good at it. Kyron wrote about splashing in a lake, with artwork to compliment his writing assignment. We also saw his science fair project, which was about red tree frogs.

"We're asking people who live in the area to do an exhaustive, no-stone-unturned search of their property," said Captain Jason Gates at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. They are being asked to search everything, including "their outbuildings, cars and trucks."

Gates said they have enough professionals for the search. Even so, one of Kyron's neighbors has put up missing fliers, hoping the photo will help remind people what Kyron looks like.

Meantime, classmates and their parents as well as complete strangers worry and try to help. The father of one Skyline Elementary School student, 5-year-old Pierce Sherpa, said his son couldn't sit home any longer: "He heard the news last night and he said this morning 'Let's go. We gotta go, gotta go find this little boy.'"

He, like others around the search perimeter, hope the little boy is OK.

Investigators said the family is cooperating in the case: "Our point is don't lose hope." We asked a spokesperson for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office about the step mother's whereabouts and what she knows. Deputies said they can't comment, as it is part of the investigation.

The search for Kyron will continue throughout Saturday night. Those with any information about Kyron Horman's disappearance are asked to (503) 261-2847 anytime.


This picture was taken at the science fair at Skyline Elementary Friday morning. Friends now say this snapshot - which KATU showed on its 11 p.m. news Friday - was the last image of Kyron

(bbm- The above picture of Kyron in front of his project is what he was wearing when he disappeared
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Dads facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1512276158



StepMom's facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1512276158#!/terri.horman

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http://www.king5.com/news/local/NW-Portland-second-grader-still-missing-Saturday-95689114.html
NW Portland second grader still missing
June 5, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Searchers culled from police agencies statewide, in addition to the FBI, were pursuing tips Saturday and still searching  around Skyline Elementary School after a student didn't return home Friday afternoon.

Kyron Horman, 7, was last seen early in the day at the school, 11536 NW Skyline Blvd., during a science fair.

He  is 3 foot 8 and 50 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was wearing black cargo pants, white socks, worn black Skecher tennis shoes with orange trim and dark-colored t-shirt with the "CSI" show logo.

Captain Jason Gates of the Multnomah County sheriff's office said Saturday that police received a 9-1-1 call at 3:45 Friday afternoon.

In most cases, missing children are often at the homes of a friend or a favorite hangout, he said, but those leads were quickly eliminated and police realized a major search needed to be launched.

The Horman family has been very cooperative, he said, and are doing the best they can under traumatic circumstances.

Gates asked all neighbors to thoroughly search their properties, including outbuildings, a "no stone left unturned" search. He also asked neighbors to cooperate with detectives who ask to come on to their property.

While many civilians may want to help with the search, he said to please stay away and let the professional searchers, of which there are now a considerable number, to do their jobs.

Parents of the 300 children will be asked to come to the school on Sunday on a staggered basis to interview with detectives to glean more information about Kyron's interests and school activities. They will be notified via a Portland Public Schools messaging system, he said.

Parent Gina Zimmerman was at the school for the science fair, which she described as major academic and social event for the school where the day's events included an afternoon talent show.

She said Kyron is not the type of child to wander off. "He knows 'stranger danger," she said. "He's a really good kid."

Parents are shocked at the disappearance, she said, and have been calling to share concerns at "our little school where everyone knows everybody."

She last saw Kyron in the morning, when he posed in a classroom in front of his "red-eyed tree frog" science project. He was posing for a picture taken by his mother, whom he loves, Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman's daughter Madi is one of Kyron's best friends.

The 8-year-old said she and Kyron would play Dragons and Knights and sway together on the tire swings. "I'm very worried and I hope he's okay," she said.

She also said Kyron would not have gone off with a stranger, only with his mother, whom he loves.

Portland Public Schools spokesman Matt Shelby said two teachers saw Kyron with his mother and thought the two left school together. He said it was not uncommon for parents to pick up kids this way, so no suspicions were raised.

District officials were notified that the boy was missing at around 4 p.m.

Police upgraded the case overnight to a Major Crime Teams investigation to allow more police resources to be tapped, said Multnomah County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lt. Mary Lindstrand.

Staff of the FBI, the Oregon State Police, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Portland  Gresham and Fairview police were searching area of the school, which is on NW Skyline Blvd. just east of NW Cornelius Pass Road. Canine units and search and rescue organizations have also been called out, she said.

Capt. Gates said the number of agencies will continue to grow. The effort is partly from the heart, as many in law enforcement  can identify with the Horman family because they have children of their own.

Lindstrand said about 20 miles of roadway and two square miles of land were part of the search area.

Anyone who has seen Kyron or knows of his whereabouts was asked to call (503) 261-2847.

PPS sent an automated phone message to parents of students at Skyline Elementary, but parents of students at other schools across the district have also reported getting the message.

Shelby said the message was only intended to go to Skyline parents, but he said it's good that more people may be aware of the missing child.
 
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2010, 11:15:59 PM »

Kyron's school address is: 11536 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97231 Skyline Elementary

From google maps there is a small church across the street and the area appears to be very rural with a two lane road in front of the school. Behind the school are woods but I haven't seen any bodies of water.

I do not have good luck bringing over google maps so here is the link to it where you can go to street view.

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From the comment section of this article: http://www.katu.com/news/local/95669809.html#idc-cover

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I am good friends with the missing boy Kyron and I need to fill in some blanks for your posters. Kyron lives in a marvelous home and is taken care of by two wonderful parents. He has a baby sister and an older brother and loves his stepmom dearly. There is nothing but support for him at home and this is a terrible shock that has happened. Stop turning everything into a CSI story line. What they didn't say is that Kyron's backpack and jacket were found in his classroom, so the something fishy is coming form the school who never reported him missing. The children pointed out to the teacher that Kyron was missing and she never called his parents. I am worried sick and the last thing anyone needs to do is point at the parents ... this time, the school dropped the ball and a child is out in the darkness possibly alone or possibly abducted. Keep your facts straight before you start the witch hunt. Kyron's Portland Aunt
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Searchers Keep Looking For Kyron Horman

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    It's been an exhaustive, and largely frustrating, effort for the more than 150 people who searched the ground around Skyline
School Friday and Saturday. Some of them planned to stay at it all night and into Sunday, looking for seven-year-old Kyron Horman, or for any sign which might lead to finding him.

Search & Rescue volunteers scoured a one-to-two-mile area around Skyline Elementary School. The second-grader's step-mother says she last saw him at the school Friday morning, walking toward his classroom in the K-through 8th grade school. (see related story).

More than 100 search & rescue volunteers remained out on the ground early Saturday evening, while more than 50 detectives were conducting interviews, trying io get any information they can. Many of those interviews were by knocking on neighbors' doors over a wide area, asking people if they'd seen anything, and also asking residents to search their yards, crawl spaces and every other inch of their properties.

Fourteen different agencies, including teams from the four neighboring counties and the FBI, are using any resources they can to help with the search. Nearly 40 hours after Kyron's disappearance, volunteeers like Multnomah County Search & Rescue's Tony Bernavo were trying not to feel discouraged. "The best thing we cvan do now is hope," says Bernavo."There's a lot of people looking for him, doing all we can." Bernavo is one of those people willing to search all night and beyond, if that's what it takes.

But as time moved on with no sign of the boy, the ground search part of the effort was slowly scaling down, while the detectives' investigational work was increasing - and spreading out over a much wider geographical area.

For more information, to to Childseek's Missing Kyron Horman Website.

http://www.koinlocal6.com/content/news/topstories/story/Searchers-Keep-Looking-For-Kyron-Horman/229uF9i160SiLDovQP1YYw.cspx
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Details emerge about the day Kyron Horman turned up missing

By Lynne Terry, The Oregonian
June 05, 2010, 11:21PM
  Friday began as a special day for 7-year-old Kyron Horman. His school in Northwest Portland was having a science fair and he was keen to show off his project to his stepmother.

So, instead of taking the bus near his home off Cornelius Pass Road as usual, he hopped into the car with his stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, who drove him to Skyline Elementary School.

They arrived sometime after the school opened about 8 a.m., went to his classroom, dropped off his coat and backpack and he showed his stepmother his exhibit, "The Red-Eyed Tree Frog."

Horman, who has raised Kyron since he was an infant, snapped a picture of him standing in front of it that she later posted on her Facebook page. It shows a bespectacled and beaming short-haired boy wearing a blue "CSI" T-shirt in front of an exhibit with photos of bug-eyed frogs, an anatomical drawing of the creature and other artwork.

"He was so excited about his science project," said Carol Moulton, Horman's mother and Kyron's grandmother. "They had worked on it together. He was anxious to take it to school and show it off."

After that, the two looked at other projects set up on desks in classrooms. There are about 300 students at Skyline Elementary, and all of them were invited to contribute to the fair.

Although the school usually opens at 8:35 a.m. and the final bell rings 10 minutes later, the school opened as early as 8 Friday for the science fair, said Matt Shelby, spokesman for Portland Public Schools.

Other students and parents showed up early as well to check out the fair, and Terri and Kyron saw people they knew while looking at the exhibits, Carol Moulton said.

Terri often volunteers at the school, working closely with Kyron's teacher, Kristina Porter. Shelby said that Porter saw Kyron in her classroom with his stepmom before 8:45 a.m. and another instructor reported seeing him in another classroom at some point.

At 8:45 a.m. when the bell rang, Terri walked her stepson down the hall close to his class.

"He told her, 'I'm going back to the classroom, Mom,' and she waves to him and left," Carol Moulton said. "She thought he was safely at school just like he is everyday."

What happened to the boy who went missing is unclear.

Carol Moulton said the kids were supposed to report to their classes and be divided into small groups of a few students each. Each group was supposed to tour the science fair with a chaperone. Afterward, when they returned to their classes for roll call, Kyron wasn't there, she said.

After leaving the school, Terri went about her day, running errands and taking care of household chores. She is a former elementary school teacher and has worked as a substitute teacher at various schools, but Moulton said that in recent years she has mainly been a stay-at-home mom.

Kyron's father, Kaine Horman, works at Intel's main administrative facility in Oregon, the Jones Farm campus in Hillsboro, the company said.

Kyron's biological mother, Desiree Horman, and his father were officially divorced in February 2003, according to Washington County Circuit Court records.

Carol Moulton said that Kaine, 36, and Terri, 40, have been together for seven or eight years and that they have been married for four or five years. The couple have an 18-month-old girl.

"Terri has raised Kyron," her mother said. "She's been with him since he was an infant. She's as much of a mom as the mom is because the parents had separated about the time that Kyron was born."

She said he visits his biological mother in Medford every couple of weeks and that Desiree, 38, came to Portland as soon as she heard about his disappearance.

Kyron was supposed to take the bus home Friday, so Terri went to the bus stop at 3:30 p.m. to pick him up.

But the bus driver told her he wasn't there.

Panicked, she ran home and called the school to discover that he had been marked absent for the day.

She called 9-1-1, setting off a search that's drawn in a swarm of officers and several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI.

Officers, working with sniffer dogs, have combed the hilly, wooded area around Skyline Elementary.

Moulton doubts Kyron wandered off on his own. It's just not in his character, she said.

"He's a little bit dreamy. He's a sweet kid. He gets distracted. He's your typical second-grader," she said.

But he's no Huckleberry Finn.

"He's not real adventurous," she said. "He's a little timid. But if a friend wanted to go outside and look at something, he would follow the friend. He has a friend who he regularly gets in trouble with in the classroom because he talks too much."

Moulton said Kyron will not even venture far from his home in a wooded area.

"He won't get out of sight of the house," she said. "He's pretty insecure about that. So I can't see him wandering off."

His disappearance is devastating for the close-knit family, which plays board games together, goes bowling and enjoys visits to the Oregon Zoo. A few years ago, the family took a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

Terri also has a 16-year-old son from a former marriage who has loved with her mom and dad for the past few months in Roseburg. The teen's father also lives in the area and the two are on a Boy Scout camping trip this weekend.

It will be difficult to give him the news, Moulton said.

"It's a total mystery," she said. "He just vanished. I just can't believe it."

Staff writer Stephen Beaven of The Oregonian contributed to this story.

Lynne Terry: 503-221-8503;

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/06/details_emerge_about_the_day_k.html
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