KYRON HORMAN – ENDANGERED MISSING June 4, 2010 – USMCC000345LTWH – UPDATED 01.04.2014
Date of Birth: September 9, 2002
Height: 3’8” Weight: 50 lbs
Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Missing: June 4, 2010 From: Portland, OR
Medical Conditions: Allergic to bee stings.
Last Seen Wearing: Black T-Shirt with “CSI” in green letters and a handprint graphic, Black Cargo Pants, White Socks, Black Sketchers Sneakers with Orange Trim and Metal Framed Glasses.
Kyron was last seen on June 4, 2010. He usually rode the bus to Skyline Elementary School, where he was a second grader. The school is in the 11500 block of Skyline Boulevard in a rural area in northwest Portland, about two miles from Kyron’s home in the 15700 block of Sheltered Nook Road. His stepmother, Terri Lynn Moulton Horman, stated she drove him to school because there was a science fair that day and Kyron wanted to set up his exhibit, a display about the Red-Eyed Tree Frog.
They arrived shortly after 8:00 a.m. and dropped Kyron’s coat and backpack off at his classroom. A witness saw Terri and Kyron together at 8:15 a.m., in front of Kyron’s exhibit. The bell rang at 8:45 a.m. and Terri says she left then. She said Kyron had told her he was going to his classroom.
He has not been heard from since.
Terri reported Kyron missing at 3:45 p.m. after he failed to arrive home at 3:30 p.m. as scheduled. She, Kaine and Kiara had walked to the bus stop to pick up Kyron, and when the bus arrived, the bus driver told them that Kyron had never boarded the bus. No one reported having seen Kyron at the school after the 8:45 a.m. bell. His teacher marked him absent after classes began at 10:00 a.m.; she thought he was at a doctor’s appointment. Because so many hours had passed since he was last seen, police launched an extensive search immediately.
Over the next few days they interviewed all of the students and staff at Skyline Elementary School and searched the school, school grounds and the surrounding area. It was one of the largest searches in Oregon history. Kyron’s loved ones described him as timid and stated he would be unlikely to leave the school and go off on his own.
Kyron’s parents, Kaine Andrew Horman and Desiree Young, have been divorced since 2003. Terri and Kaine married in 2007, but had been together for several years before that. Terri raised Kyron from infancy, though he did visit with Desiree and his step-father, Tony Young, every couple of weeks. Kaine and Terri had a one-year old daughter, Kiara Ariel Horman, at the time of Kyron’s disappearance, and Terri has a teenage son from a previous marriage who was living with her parents in June 2010.
Less than two weeks after Kyron’s disappearance, police stopped the search and announced that they had upgraded his case from a simple missing child to a criminal investigation. At the same time, that stated that they didn’t think Kyron was abducted by a stranger. They focused on Terri, stating cellular phone records indicated she wasn’t where she said she was on the day of her stepson’s disappearance.
Three weeks after Kyron’s disappearance, on June 26, Kaine moved out of the family home. That same day, Terri placed two 911 calls from their residence. The first one, at 5:17 p.m., was classified as a “threats” call, and the second, at 11:39 p.m., was classified as a “child custody” call. Kaine wasn’t home when either call was placed. During the following days, police released more information to the public: a landscaper who worked for the Horman family had told investigators that about six or seven months before Kyron disappeared, Terri offered him money to kill her husband. When the authorities notified Kaine of this, the news prompted him to take Kiara and move out. The police attempted a sting, bringing the landscaper to Terri’s door to demand money while undercover agents watched from nearby, but Terri called 911 instead to say someone was demanding $10,000.00 from her.
Kaine filed for divorce and a restraining order against Terri, saying he and the police believed she was responsible for Kyron’s disappearance in addition to the attempted murder-for-hire. A judge barred Terri from contacting Kaine, Kyron, Kiara or her teenage son. Kaine sought custody of Kiara and child support from Terri. He accused Terri of attempting to abduct Kiara from her day care two days after the restraining order was granted, beginning an affair with another man four days after Kaine moved out, and sharing sensitive information, including Kaine’s new address, with the man. In mid-July, Terri moved to her hometown of Roseburg, Oregon and Kaine and Kiara moved back into their Portland house.
Investigators questioned Terri’s friend, DeDe Spicher, about her possible knowledge of Kyron’s disappearance. They searched her home and asked the public if they had seen Terri, her white pickup truck or Spicher on June 4th between 9:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Spicher stated she knew nothing about Kyron’s disappearance and she believed Terri was innocent of any wrongdoing.
Kaine stated Terri suffered from post-partum depression after Kiara’s birth and her behaviour changed. In court documents, he claims she is an alcoholic, has a personality disorder and is “severely emotionally disturbed”. Kaine said he believed Kiara was not safe with her mother and may have witnessed whatever happened to Kyron on the day that he disappeared. Some of Terri’s acquaintances reported that she was angry with Kaine for making her teenage son move out of their home, which he did in February 2010, four months before Kyron’s disappearance. Desiree told reporters that she had attempted to get custody of Kyron prior to his disappearance and that Kyron had told her several times that he wanted to come live with her.
The Hormans’ divorce is pending. Authorities have yet to name a suspect in Kyron’s disappearance, in spite of their focus on his stepmother. Kaine speculated Terri caused Kyron’s disappearance in an effort to hurt him, and suggested that she may have had help from another individual.
In May of 2012, Desiree filed a lawsuit against Terri, accusing her of kidnapping Kyron and seeking $10,000,000.00 in damages. She has asked the court to order Terri to return Kyron, or say where his body is and was hoping to force Terri and her friend Dede Spicher to testify under oath about what happened to Kyron.
However, Spicher invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination more than 140 times during a deposition. A judge was getting closer to ruling whether Spicher can remain silent, when prosecutors suddenly convinced a judge to put a halt on the civil suit before Spicher could be forced to take the stand, triggering immunity in a criminal case, claiming the suit could hurt their investigation. The prosecutors were granted a 9 month delay.
On July 30, 2013, Desiree Young announced that she has dropped the lawsuit against Terri Horman. Desiree explained that she does not want to jeopardize the police investigation. She stated “Because my civil case cannot go forward without the police criminal investigation file, it’s with great disappointment that I make this difficult decision.” Desiree was tearful while reading her statement. Through her tears, Desiree spoke directly to her son, “Every day that you are not here safe in my arms is another day of agonizing torture. The deafening silence in the house is too much for me. I miss your sounds, your noises, I miss your smile, I miss your hugs and your kind heart.” She then addressed Terri Horman, “Terri, I can’t tolerate the continued silence. I will not stop. I will not give up.”
In late July, a Multnomah County judge signed a civil order that requires Terri Horman to have no contact with Kaine Horman, and their now 4 year old daughter, as divorce proceedings resume. The order states that Kaine Horman is awarded exclusive use of the home on Northwest Sheltered Nook Road in Portland where Kyron lived with his family, and Terri Horman cannot come within 150 feet of the home.
She must also stay 150 feet away from Kaine’s job at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro and his gym in Beaverton. Terri has also been order to stay away from the Skyline School, which Kyron attended, and is further prohibited from entering or attempting to enter Kiara’s daycare.
In August of 2013, Terri agreed to having psychological testing done to determine what type of visitation she could be entitled to have with her and Kaine’s daughter, Kiara.
However, Terri has stated that there will be stipulations to what can be asked during the testing to ensure that Terri’s constitutional rights are not infringed upon. Personally, that makes me sick. Here is a woman that may very well be responsible for Kyron’s death, who solicited someone to murder her then husband, Kaine, and who has done nothing to maintain a relationship with her daughter for the past 3 years.
I say keep that monster as far away from any children as possible. Kaine Horman’s lawyer, Brett Engel, summed it up in one statement. “So far she has chosen the privilege against self-incrimination over a relationship with her daughter. It is anticipated that she will now seek to establish a relationship with Kiara. The risk of physical and/or emotional harm to Kiara is high.
Terri Horman has been in seclusion for three years and has elected not to seek parenting time with Kiara. She refuses to cooperate with law enforcement.” Terri and her divorce attorney are now accusing Kaine and law enforcement of spreading incorrect information regarding the circumstances surrounding Kyron’s disappearance. I have to say, if this piece of trash really cared so much about being a mother, she would have attempted to gain visitation with Kiara three years ago. Kiara is better off with her father, and kept as far away from her “mother”.
Over 3 years have passed now since Kyron disappeared, and yet his spirit still drives the hope that he will one day come home alive. The love and sheer devotion Kaine and Desiree have shown while searching for their son is inspiring, and it only makes those around them want to do more and more each day to find Kyron.
They have given us the distinct honor of sharing with us a glimpse into Kyron’s life, and what we see is an incredible little man, full of promise and excitement.
A billboard raised by Desiree Young displays the love for her son that goes far above the ability to speak it in words.
Sometimes when a child goes missing, society can become desensitized to the tragedy, taking away the knowledge of who exactly this missing child is. So I encourage everyone to take a moment, and get to know Kyron. I promise you, you will fall head over heels in love with this young man, and understand what a gift he is to this world. Kyron’s favorite color is red.
He enjoys bowling, mini golf and playing his Wii. He is an outdoors man, and takes every opportunity to go camping, fishing and boating with his family. Kyron’s favorite toys are his hot wheels, his trains, his legos, and his sand box. His favorite places are Disney World/Land, anywhere with a beach and any zoo. He enjoys watching the movies, the Transformers, Iron Man, Wall-E and Toy Story. His favorite books are “Love You Forever”, “Chicken Soup With Rice” and the “Captain Underpants” Series. Kyron loves to eat sushi, Mac-N-Cheese, pizza and any dessert. His favorite songs are Fireflies by Owl City, Say by John Mayer and Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus. He is a typical little boy, not unlike your own children.
I look around my house, at my 3 sons, with my oldest being Kyron’s age, and I see Kyron’s life through them. Our Wii remotes are sitting on top of the fridge (the 45 minute time limit a day now used up), a picture hangs on the wall of the boys’ first camping trip. Hot Wheels and trains are set up on invisible tracks, and lego towers are built up waiting to be demolished. Hurricane vases hold the sea shells the boys’ collected on their first trip to the ocean, year passes to the zoo tucked into my wallet. Mac-N-Cheese and pizza are consistent dinner requests.
And as I tuck my sons in for the night, I read them the stories my parents read me. Just as I recall my mom softly singing “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”, my boys fall asleep to me singing that same song, and in that moment, I can hear Desiree softly singing to Kyron. It is in these everyday moments that I see Kyron, and these very moments, are what demand me to work harder, to do more and to never give up until this little man, so like my little men, comes home to his family. Kyron Horman is a young man that still has his life laid out in front of him. All we have to do now, is bring him home.
Kyron’s family has launched a website devoted to Kyron and the efforts to bring him home. Please check it out at the link below and show your support for the Horman family.
September 2, 2013 – Desiree Young is calling the search done for her son Kyron this weekend a success. Volunteers searched in Northwest Portland near Skyline School where Kyron was last seen 3 years ago. Desiree stated “We found a lot of things, and possibly evidence. … I think that this weekend’s search did a great deal. A lot of this information has to go to law enforcement, but I can say that it was successful.” The search which took a large amount of planning and organizing included 10 dog teams from all over the country and over 60 volunteers.
Desiree thanked the volunteers for searching for Kyron, and stated that she is glad that people have not stopped searching for Kyron. “We’re not going to find Kyron if we’re not searching.” says Desiree. Desiree also stated that this weekend has brought new hope, not only in the search for Kyron, but also determining the role Terri played in Kyron’s disappearance. “I refuse, I refuse to let Terri win.”
September 4, 2013 – The latest breaking news in Kyron’s case surrounds DeDe Spicher, the woman who was close friends with Terri Horman. Spicher claims she passed a polygraph exam, signed an immunity deal with prosecutors, and has agreed to “tell all” before the grand jury investigating the case. Spicher claims that she has been unfairly portrayed and that she has been cooperative with investigators.
She says that her only request was that her attorney be present during police interviews, and that her story has never changed. Spicher claims that she has nothing to do with Kyron’s disappearance and has nothing to hide. Spicher claims to not have spoken to Terri in 3 years. Despite all of the claims Spicher has recently made, the fact remains that in her October 2012, deposition, she pleaded the 5th to most of the questions ranging from knowing what happened to Kyron, to simply asking if she and Terri were friends. It’s clear that something doesn’t add up here, and I personally will wait for an official statement from police before I believe what Spicher is now claiming. Seems to me that an innocent person wouldn’t do all the hiding, scheming and refusing to answer questions. I do still strongly believe that Spicher is not innocent in this.
Desiree Young continues her crusade to uncover what happened to her son, Kyron, and to bring him home. Desiree is not going to stop fighting until Kyron is home, and as a mother to three little boys, I can tell you that I would be doing everything she is doing if I were in her situation. The strength and perseverance Desiree shows is inspiring. We can all take a lesson from her about fighting with dignity and passion.
This past weekend police were called to Terri Moulton Horman’s home by her mother, as Desiree and supporters picketed outside the home. Moulton’s mom, Carol, wanted to report trespassing and criminal mischief by eight or more people. Desiree has said that Terri and Carol stood looking out of the home’s picture window during the protest. Terri’s father, Larry, came outside at one point and took some photos of the protest.
When authorities arrived at the home, they found a group of people holding signs across from the home, however they were not breaking any laws as they protested responsibly and peacefully. The protestors used sidewalk chalk to write messages on the street such as “Bring Kyron Home” and “Where’s Kyron?”. They were also carrying signs, some with Kyron’s picture.
Desiree stated “I just felt like I needed to make a statement to her, that Kyron is a priority and we are not going to go away.” Desiree – I am cheering you on every step of the way., and we are not going to let Kyron’s disappearance become anything but a priority.
In addition to protesting outside Terri’s home, Desiree and her family and friends posted numerous fliers around the town of Roseburg.
They went into businesses to speak with the public about Kyron and Terri’s role in his disappearance. Desiree said that despite the national media attention Kyron’s case is receiving, many Roseburg residents were not even aware that Terri is living in the same town.
Desiree has said that she will carry out more protests in the future, and they will always be a surprise. Just a little reminder to Terri that Desiree isn’t going to go away.
TERRI HORMAN ASKED A LANDSCAPER TO MURDER KAINE HORMAN
UPDATE – JANUARY 4, 2014
So I haven’t really talked about this entire mess this far, and feel the time has come to open this discussion. Terri Horman has been accused of soliciting her landscaper, Rodolfo Sanchez, to kill her now ex-husband, Kaine Horman. In 2008 Terri hired Sanchez to do yard work, but Sanchez states that Kaine was not aware that Sanchez was doing the work for Terri. Little did Sanchez know just what work he would be asked to do.
The alleged proposal actually occurred about five months BEFORE Kyron disappeared. The entire plot was hatched by Terri when she invited Sanchez to meet her at a restaurant. Once the two were there, Terri launched into a story claiming that Kaine was abusive both physically and mentally which is why she desperately needed Sanchez’s help to ‘get rid of’ Kaine. Terri also expressed her concern to Sanchez that she didn’t want Kaine to take their daughter Kiara away from her, and it is worth mentioning that Kiara, only a baby at the time, was brought along to the meeting where her mother was asking someone to murder her father. With that, Terri shared how the murder should be pulled off. She gave Sanchez Kaine’s schedule and told him that Kaine always carried $10,000 in cash and a computer, and the murder would easily be disguised as a mugging. Despite the proposal, Sanchez refused to take part in Terri’s plan for Kaine’s murder in any way, shape or form.
Now there is controversy surrounding the murder for hire plot, and it is referenced to the affair between Terri and Sanchez. Rumors are floating around that when Terri attempted to end the relationship between she and Sanchez, an altercation ensued causing law enforcement to respond to the scene. No charges were ever laid in regards to this ‘altercation’. Terri claims that Sanchez was angry with her because he is in the country illegally (something I struggle to believe), however this is just another sad attempt to obscure the truth by Terri Horman.
Let’s be clear – Terri clearly put some thought into just how to get away with murder, the murder of her husband. When this is considered, it sure makes the possibility of her showing the same malicious callousness for Kyron’s life much more of a reality. If this woman could so easily ask someone to murder her husband, then she could just have easily “gotten rid of” Kyron as well. She clearly has no concern for another’s life, and has gone to great lengths to prove that she is capable of ANYTHING.
The murder for hire plot was completely entwined with the Horman’s divorce proceedings, often the focal part of hearings right up until the day the divorce was finalized only last week. I suppose now it is a waiting game to see how the case will be handled criminally without the distraction of the divorce proceedings, but I sure hope that the state steps forward and holds Terri accountable for so callously asking someone to end Kaine’s life. Then she can be held accountable for showing the same disregard for Kyron’s life.
Kyron is still out there, he still needs to be brought home, and the person(s) responsible for ripping this little boy away from his family, his life, need to hear us say loudly and clearly – YOU WILL NOT GET AWAY WITH IT. WE WILL NEVER STOP SEARCHING FOR KYRON – AND WE WILL NEVER STOP FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE FOR KYRON. WE ARE COMING FOR YOU.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Kyron Horman, please immediately contact the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office at:
1-503-261-2847 (Tip Line)
The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children at: