Kyron Horman

Claim:   A boy named Kyron Horman is missing from his Portland, Oregon home.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, August 2012]

OK folks, we don't often get serious but this is important. Little Kyron Horman has been missing and his mother just put up this billboard in WA state.... please share everyone... please! This boy needs to be home with his Momma :(((


Origins:   As noted on the web site of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Kyron Richard Horman, then seven years old, went missing from his Portland, Oregon, home back in June 2010:
He was last seen at school on June 4, 2010. Kyron was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with "CSI" in green letters and a handprint graphic. He was also wearing black cargo pants, white socks, and black Sketchers sneakers with orange trim. Kyron may wear glasses.
More than two years later, this missing child case was brought to widespread public attention in conjunction with legal maneuvering in a $10 million lawsuit being pursued by Kyron's biological mother, Desiree Young, which sought to compel Kyron's stepmother, Terri Horman, to either return Kyron or provide information about what happened to him:
More than two-years after 6-year-old Oregon boy Kyron Horman disappeared, the boy's stepmother is asking a judge to delay hearing a civil suit that says she knows the child's location.

The lawsuit was filed against Terri Horman by Kyron's biological mother, Desiree Young, asking the judge to order the stepmother to return Kyron or, if he's dead, say where his remains are located.

The lawsuit also seeks $10 million.

Terri Horman says in a brief that a criminal investigation is under way, and the civil suit should be stayed two years while it plays out.

Investigators have long focused on Terri Horman, although they have not named her as a suspect or filed criminal charges.

The lawsuit accuses her of kidnapping Kyron, by herself or with help.

The boy was reportedly last seen on the morning of June 4, 2010 at Skyline Elementary School in Portland, where his stepmother had taken him for a science fair.
As of May 2015 Kyron's whereabouts were still unknown, and supporters in Klamath Falls organized a car wash to raise money for continued search efforts:

In less than a month, Kyron Horman will have been missing for five years. Supporters organized a car wash in Klamath Falls to raise money for the next search effort coming up in a few months.

This search will be number six, organized by family among others done by law enforcement agencies. June 4 [2015] will mark five years since he disappeared.

Family members hope fundraisers like this will put pressure on people they believe are connected to Kyron's disappearance.

Money raised from the car wash will go towards funding search and rescue teams as well as paying for Klaas Kids, a non-profit providing search and rescue teams for missing children.
A Facebook group has been established to help disseminate information about Kyron and raise funds for ongoing search efforts.

Last updated:   18 May 2015


    Leibowitz, Barry.   "Kyron Horman's Stepmom Wants Delay in Lawsuit."   25 July 2012.