June 18th, 2010 | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts

The Step-Mom, the Truck and the Uncle: The Latest on Kyron Horman

Skyline School

Yesterday, WW reported that law enforcement sources say the search for 7-year-old Kyron Horman is focusing on the boy's stepmother and alleged inconsistencies with her account of the day he disappeared.

Today, authorities held a press conference and distributed a flier that includes pictures of the step-mom, Terri Moulton Horman.

The flier (PDF) contains a questionnaire authorities hope will be filled out and returned by everyone who was at Skyline Elementary School on June 4, the day Kyron disappeared.

The flier also contains pictures of the type of pickup authorities believe Horman was driving that day. Horman told investigators she left the school around 8:45 after seeing Kyron off to his first class.

The flier asks those who were at Skyline to answer these questions, among others:
"At any time did you see Terri Horman at or near the school?"


"At any time did you see a White Ford F250 truck near the school?"

At the press conference, Lt. Jason Gates of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said, "We aren't in a position to talk about suspects."

Gates said Horman's picture is in the flier to help people who were at the school recall more details. Almost all of those people have already been interviewed by law enforcement, Gates said.

"In developing leads, sometimes in jogging people's memories, it's other things about that day or what was going on around them that will jog that memory," Gates said.

Gates acknowledged the Hormans' pickup was towed away from the family's house at some point after Kyron disappeared. Gates said it was towed by the family for "mechanical reasons," not as part of the investigation.

In a bizarre but unrelated development, Gates also confirmed online reports that a man recently convicted in the Seattle area for child molestation is Kyron's uncle.

On Wednesday, Kristian Horman was convicted of third-degree child molestation in connection with a 2008 case and was booked into jail on a three-month sentence. Authorities in Snohomish County, Wash., have confirmed the victim in that case was a female relative.

Gates said investigators are working with authorities there to establish where Kristian Horman was on the day Kyron vanished.
 
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