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Old 07-20-2010, 03:22 PM
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Search for Kyron nearing $1 million in costs

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PORTLAND, Ore,- Kyron Horman has been missing for more than a month and the case is far from being closed. Thousands of dollars have been poured into the investigation for the 7-year-old boy and more money will continue to be spent, raising some question over when enough is enough.

Since June 4, Multnomah County has spent $485,000 on the search for Kyron. However, Multnomah County commissioner Jeff Cogen said the search for this little boy is hardly about the money.

“It’s appropriate and I support it,” said Cogen.

Cogen is expected to approve nearly half a million dollars in county funds to continue the search.

“In a way it’s hard to discuss in dollars and cents because fundamentally this is not about dollars and cents. It's about protecting our children,” said Cogen.

Kyron Horman vanished from Skyline Elementary School on June 4. That month, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office spent a total of $350,000 combined.

This week the sheriff will ask the county for an additional $438,000 to hire an investigative technician and for overtime costs, bringing the running total to $788,000.

This extra money will come out of a county contingency that is currently stocked with $1.6 million.

“Our top commitment is to make sure resources continue to find Kyron and resolve this case,” said Cogen.

Some community members agree with the Cogen that the search must continue, but at what cost?

“It’s good to do, but at some point, this has got to end,” said one Portland man who declined to give his name.

In an already tight economy, resources and money are stretched thin, but the search for Kyron continues.
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Sources: Missing boy had doc appt on day he vanished

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PORTLAND, Ore. - There was no expectation on the part of Skyline School that Kyron Horman would be in class after the science fair the day he disappeared, according to multiple sources.

Prior to his June 4 disappearance, Kyron Horman's stepmother, Terri Horman, informed his teacher he had a doctor's appointment on Friday, the sources said, and as a result, there was no expectation the boy would be in class after the science fair. And once class began at 10 a.m., his teacher marked him absent.

According to sources, investigators believe Terri Horman was vague about which Friday she was referring to when she gave notified the school of her stepson's anticipated absence, and only after he was missing did she clarify that the doctor's appointment was on June 11, the Friday after the science fair.

Portland Public Schools spokesperson Matt Shelby told KATU News, "Two teachers were the last school staff to see Kyron at Skyline. His own teacher and another teacher saw him inside the school with his stepmother, and there didn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary."

At the science fair preceding the boy's disappearance, Terri Horman photographed Kurtis Holm with his science project. The boy's mother, Kim Holm, said her son knew about Kyron Horman's appointment, too.

"And the teacher said, 'I thought he left with his mom,' because they thought they had a doctor appointment," Kim Holm said. "And then at lunchtime - Kurtis ate lunch with him every day - he wasn't there at lunchtime. And then I got a call at 4:30ish, saying he didn't get off the bus, I guess. And Kurtis said, 'Oh yeah, I knew he was already gone all day, Mom.'"

At 1:21 that afternoon, Terri Horman posted the science fair photos on her Facebook page. At 3:30, she went to meet her stepson's school bus, which he never boarded. Then came her 911 call, which launched the search for Kyron Horman.

The issue of the doctor appointment is among several questions KATU News has submitted to Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton. He is expected to answer those questions in writing some time in the next few days.

Terri Horman has not been named a suspect or person of interest in her son's disappearance, and there have been no arrests made in the case.
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Sources: Homes of Terri Horman's friends searched

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sources tell KGW police have searched the homes of three friends of Kyron Horman's step-mother in the past week to look for evidence in the case.

One of the unidentified friends reportedly had information on Terri Moulton-Horman's whereabouts on the day Kyron disappeared from Skyline Elementary on June 4. The friend may have violated a judge’s orders by seeing a then-sealed restraining order, filed against Terri by Kyron's father Kaine Horman, according to the sources.

Two of the homes were in Tualatin. A third search warrant at an undiclosed location was executed Thursday. Sources tell KGW investigators decided to obtain the search warrants after examining cell phone records, emails and conducting surveillance. All three friends had spent "significant" amount of time with Terri since the case began, sources said.

There have been no suspects or persons of interest named since Kyron disappeared.

However, in court documents, the boy's father Kaine Horman stated police provided him with "probable cause" to believe that Terri-Moulton Horman was involved in Kyron's disappearance, plotted to have Kaine killed, and was having a sexual affair. DETAILS: Restraining order issued

Last weekend, Kaine had Terri evicted from the family's NW Portland home and he returned to the home with Kiara.

Terri Hormanhas since relocated to her parents' home in Roseburg. MORE: Investigation shifts to Roseburg

Meanwhile Thursday, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton postponed a request for $242,000 for the case until October. District Attorney Michael Schrunk was granted a request for $196,000 for a deputy D.A. and a limited-time investigator to continue the investigation
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:10 AM
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Missing Oregon Boy's Parents Ask Mystery Woman to Step Forward

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The parents of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman are asking a mystery woman to come out and help them find out what happened to their boy.

"We have been informed [by law enforcement] that they have identified a person that has been in close communication with [Kyron's stepmom] Terri Moulton Horman since Kyron went missing, and her name is DeDe Spicher," a statement from Desiree Young and Kaine Horman reads. "She has not only been in close communication with Terri but has been providing Terri with support and advice that is not in the best interests of our son."

Young and Horman have both pointed the finger at Terri Moulton Horman, Kaine Horman's estranged wife, saying they're certain she is the person responsible for the Oregon boy's disappearance from his elementary school on June 4.
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Friend of Terri's near Kyron's home when he vanished

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- DeDe Spicher, identified as a close friend of Terri Horman, was doing gardening work not far from the family's home in Northwest Portland on the day Kyron Horman disappeared, KGW has learned from a reliable source. Spicher reportedly left where she was working at 11:15 a.m. on June 4 and returned around 1 p.m.

The person who owns the house, who is cooperating with investigators, told them she called Spicher on her cell phone but she didn't answer, the source told KGW. A person who was working with Spicher, who is also cooperating with investigators, told them of trying to unsuccessfully find Spicher. Both people have told investigators they have no idea where Spicher was during that period.

Sources tell KGW that police searched Spicher's home last week. Spicher has known Terri and Kaine for about seven years.

Family pleads with Spicher to cooperate

Thursday evening, the parents of Kyron Horman issued a public plea to DeDe Spicher, naming her in a written statement that says police have informed them Spicher has been in "close communication" with Terri Moulton-Horman since Kyron went missing, and that Spicher has been "providing Terri with support and advice that is not in the best interests of our son."

The statement from the family went on to say that police tell the family Spicher "is refusing to cooperate with law enforcement, she is also going as far as to suggest to others that may have information regarding Kyron's disappearance, not to cooperate as well."

The family statement implored Spicher to tell what she knows about Kyron's disappearance, and threatens the possibility of civil action if she does not. Read: Family statement

Earlier Thursday, KGW learned from sources that police have searched Spicher's home and the homes of two other friends of Terri Moulton Horman's in the past week
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Sheriff Q&A: 'criminal behavior has occurred' in Kyron case

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Deputies: 'Significant' progress being made in Kyron search

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies said Friday they continued to make "significant" progress in the search for 7-year-old Kyron Horman, getting tips from across the country and even other nations.

County investigators answered several question via email Friday.

"We are continuing to hope Kyron is alive and will proceed under that premise," deputies said. "Criminal behavior has occurred and we will continue to investigate toward a resolution."

Investigators with the sheriff's office said they had received aroundf 3,300 tips in the case.

No suspects or persons of interest have been named in the case, but deputies said Kyron's step-mother Terri-Moulton has at times not cooperated.

Detectives had not interviewed her since she retained high profile criminal defense attorney Stephen Houze in July.

In court documents, the boy's father Kaine Horman stated police had provided him with "probable cause" to believe that Terri was involved in Kyron's disappearance, plotted to have Kaine killed, and was having a sexual affair.

This past week police have searched the homes of three friends of Kyron Horman's step-mother Terri Moulton'Horman in the past week to look for evidence since he disappeared from Skyline Elementary on June 4.

One of those friends was identified by Kyron's parents as DeDe Spicher, and they say she has information about Terri's whereabouts on the day Kyron disappeared. A family statement also said Spicher is not cooperating with the investigation.

Last weekend, Kaine had Terri evicted from the family's NW Portland home and he returned to the home with Kiara.

"There were numerous questions that could not be answered based upon this being an ongoing investigation," deputies said Friday.

Sheriff's officials also said the media attention has helped to keep the public's attention focused on finding Kyron.
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Kaine documents: Terri paid $350,000 to retain her attorney

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Kaine Horman, the father of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman, filed paperwork Monday with Multnomah County to seek money from his estranged wife, Terri Horman, to pay for his mounting legal bills.



According to court documents dated July 26, Terri Horman has "tendered payment of $350,000 to her attorney Stephen Houze for her legal representation."

We do not know if that money has actually been paid to Houze, a Portland-based criminal defense attorney. Court documents however allege Terri "has indicated in a written communication to a third party" that she paid that amount.

Kaine's attorney said Terri Horman "should be required to immediately disclose the source and amount of such funds."

Portland-based child custody attorney Laura Rackner, who represented Kaine in Monday's filing, also wrote in court documents that if Terri borrowed the money, and if that loan is considered a marital liability, then the cash should be considered a shared marital asset. That, said Rackner, would make Terri Horman responsible for giving half of the $350,000 to Kaine Horman for his "attorney fees and costs."

Meanwhile, Rackner said Kaine "does not have sufficient income or resources to pay for these legal services and meet his other financial obligations for the children and himself."

If Terri contests the motion, then Kaine's attorney asks that Terri pay his attorney fees for filing the motion.

Meanwhile, investigators and a grand jury continue to gather evidence.

A Multnomah County grand jury investigating the disappearance on Monday subpoenaed Terri Horman's close friend DeDe Spicher.

Spicher's attorney, Chad Stavely, said Spicher was asked no questions but told to return, possibly within a few weeks.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Norm Frink declined to comment.

Stavely said Spicher is fully cooperating with investigators, including an interview last week that lasted more than three hours.

Stavely disputed allegations made in a statement last week by Kaine Horman and the Youngs, that Spicher was advising others not to talk to law enforcement.

"We've had several follow-up visits with detectives and the lead prosecutor, and the idea she's encouraging other people not to cooperate is just completely not founded in any fact," Stavely said.
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Officials to share information into Oregon boy's disappearance

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CNN) -- Authorities in Oregon will hold a news conference on Tuesday to share information on the status of their investigation into the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has said it has developed 3,300 leads from tips that continue to pour in, and that "significant progress" been made in the investigation. But the office has not provided details.

The news conference Tuesday is expected to offer further information.

On Monday, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office declined to comment on published reports that an arrest in the case is imminent.



His stepmother, Terri Horman, told investigators that she last saw Kyron as he walked down the hall toward his second-grade classroom at Skyline Elementary School.

On Monday, a woman who has been in close contact with Terri Horman was subpoenaed to meet with the grand jury investigating the disappearance.

Police have not named a suspect in the case, but intense scrutiny has been placed on the stepmother.

DeDe Spicher is a friend of Terri Horman's who stayed with her after Kyron's biological father filed for divorce shortly after his son's disappearance and moved out of the family home.

In divorce filings, Kaine Horman has said he believes that Terri Horman "is involved in the disappearance of my son Kyron."

Spicher appeared before an investigative grand jury in Portland on Monday, according to her attorney, Chad Stavley.

Stavley, who told HLN that he was retained Friday, said Spicher was not asked any questions by the prosecutor but was ordered to return at a future date.

A statement released Friday by Kaine Horman and Kyron's mother, Desiree Young, described Spicher as someone who "has been in close communication with Terri [and] has been providing Terri with support and advice that is not in the best interests of our son."

The statement also described Spicher as uncooperative in the investigation and "going as far as to suggest to others that may have information regarding Kyron's disappearance not to cooperate as well."

Stavley disputed those comments Monday, saying Spicher has been "extremely cooperative" with police as they executed search warrants on her home and car. He said she also met with the lead investigator in the case last week for more than three hours.

He added that Spicher is not speaking to Terri Horman.

The Oregonian reported that detectives have asked Spicher about her whereabouts June 4.

According to the newspaper, Spicher was doing gardening work for a Portland homeowner when she "abruptly left about 11:30 a.m."

The homeowner tried reaching Spicher on her cell phone, the newspaper reported, but got no answer. Spicher returned to the house about 90 minutes later, the newspaper reported, citing detectives.

Stavley declined to comment Monday on what Spicher was doing during those 90 minutes.

Officials with the sheriff's office say they believe that "criminal behavior has occurred" in Kyron's disappearance, even as they hold out hope that the boy will be found safe.

"We are continuing to hope Kyron is alive and will proceed under that premise," the office said in response to written questions submitted last week by the media.
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Day of Kyron Horman's disappearance, e-mails from Terri Moulton Horman reveal something amiss

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The day Kyron Horman quietly vanished from Skyline School, stepmother Terri Moulton Horman sent several e-mails to the boy's mom -- but something was amiss.

Instead of the usual long, chatty messages, the ones on June 4 were spare and straight to the point, said Desiree Young, Kyron's mother.

"One-sentence e-mails she'd shoot off to me," Young said Tuesday in a one-on-one interview with The Oregonian. "She e-mailed me three of four times that day, which is kind of strange."

That communication now arouses the suspicion of Young and her ex-husband, Kaine Horman, who say they think Terri -- Kaine's estranged wife -- had something to do with the second-grader's disappearance. Investigators say Terri Horman was the last person to see the 7-year-old boy after dropping him off at school science fair.


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» All videosThe odd e-mails were among several revelations to emerge as the missing-child case nears the end of its second month. On Monday night, Kaine Horman acknowledged to "Dateline NBC" that he'd had an affair with Terri when Desiree was eight months pregnant with Kyron.

Kaine Horman told The Oregonian that Terri Horman deliberately misled friends about when their relationship began, saying they met when he hired her to take care of Kyron.

"Completely false," he said.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, heading a massive criminal investigation of Kyron's disappearance, announced Tuesday (PDF) that it is doubling its reward for information about his whereabouts from $25,000 to $50,000. An anonymous donor is funding the reward.

"Significant progress is occurring in this case," Capt. Monte Reiser said in an afternoon news conference in Northeast Portland, 25 miles east of the rural school where Kyron went missing. "We believe Kyron's disappearance involved criminal behavior because his parents have been deprived of their son for 53 days. We remain steadfast, determined and focused in our work to bring Kyron home to his family."

Sheriff's deputies have logged 11,000 hours in the case and developed 3,500 leads. In their morning interview with The Oregonian, Kyron's parents remained resolute in their belief that Terri Horman knows something about where Kyron is. But Kaine Horman said nothing seemed out of the ordinary when he came home from his job at Intel just after 2 p.m. the day of the disappearance and found his wife in a chair tapping on her laptop computer.

Terri told Kaine about the school's science fair and Kyron's diorama of a red-eyed tree frog. There was nothing about her demeanor that he found peculiar.

"She showed me the photos of Kyron really quick," he recalled. "I went and found Kiara" -- their toddler was playing in her room -- "and gave her a hug, grabbed something to eat."
Within hours, Kaine Horman's world turned upside down. He would wait for Kyron's bus with Terri, only to find that his son was missing from school.

For the next 10 days, 500 searchers would comb the rolling green farmland around Skyline School, the Horman home on Northwest Sheltered Nook Road and nearby Sauvie Island -- the biggest search and rescue operation ever recorded in Oregon.

The case took a strange turn two weeks later, when investigators told Kaine Horman that his wife had allegedly attempted to hire a landscaper to kill him. He filed for divorce, obtained a restraining order against her and gained custody of their daughter.

Investigators have focused intently on Terri Horman, but she faces no criminal charges and has not been named a suspect in the case.

Kaine Horman, Desiree Young and her husband, Medford police detective Tony Young, have publicly distanced themselves from Terri while urging her and at least one of her closest friends to cooperate with authorities to help find Kyron.

Before the split, Terri Horman was vocal about the way authorities were leaning on her, the missing boy's parents said.

At one point, they said, she complained to them that investigators were pressuring her about where she went after dropping Kyron at school. Terri told them that investigators were confused about where she traveled, because her story didn't jibe with cellular phone records that indicated she traveled elsewhere.

In previous interviews, Kaine Horman said Terri failed her initial polygraph, walked out of a second and waited more than a week before agreeing to a third.

Kaine Horman and Desiree Young said Tuesday that they, too, along with Tony Young, were interviewed by police and took polygraph exams. They said they believe investigators ruled them out as suspects within four days.

"They were working with me pretty heavily up to the polygraph," Kaine Horman said, "and I think the polygraph was my last step."

The 36-year-old software engineer and Kiara, now 20 months old, have moved back into the home vacated by his wife. But he has not yet returned full time to his job at Intel. He spends many days meeting with investigators and doing news interviews to keep his son's case in the public eye.

Kiara has been away from her mom Terri Horman for about a month, he said, and does not ask about her.

"She's a new kid," he said. "She's a whole new kid now."

Kyron's parents said they remained flummoxed about where Terri Horman came up with $350,000 to hire high-end defense lawyer Stephen Houze.

"Good question," Kaine Horman said. "I want to know the answer, too."
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