I’m going to take a minute and post this, because it is so sad, and happened close to where I live. As a mother I ask you to please take a minute and read below. (Picture above was taken just minutes before he disappeared)
From KGW, my local news:
Boy missing since Friday
Kyron Horman and his step-mother, Terri Moulton Horman, arrived at Skyline Elementary School around 8 a.m. Friday and attended a science fair at the school. Around 8:45 a.m. Terri said goodbye to Kyron and watched the second-grader walk down the hallway toward his classroom. Police say that the last time the boy was seen was about 9 a.m.
At 3:45 p.m., when the school bus arrived at Kyron’s stop without him on board, his step-mom called the school. She was told he was marked “absent” by his teacher. She called 9-1-1 just before 4 p.m. and the search effort was launched.
Portland schools sent an automated message to parents in the school district that the boy was missing. Meanwhile, police walked the school grounds with K-9 tracking teams, searched every room and closet inside the school and even checked the roof.
The search quickly snowballed as word of the little boy’s disappearance spread among the small school’s community in Northwest Portland. Police said the search area was spread across 20 miles of roadway and two square miles of land. Officers also handed out fliers and questioned drivers and area residents Monday.
By Monday, the search included 22 law enforcement agencies, according to Capt. Gates.
Investigators were trying to interview all the families of some 300 Skyline students. Gates said parents had been very cooperative.
Capt. Gates said 1,200 tips had been received by Monday, and characterized some as “viable leads”, but pleaded with people to call with more tips. “Every tip, no matter how insignificant, is important to us,” he said.
Sheriff Dan Staton said late Sunday night that he was “not prepared” to call the boy’s disappearance a kidnapping. He described Kyron as a “missing endangered child” because more than two days had elapsed since he disappeared and because search efforts were hampered by rainy weather.
“We have developed a lot of information which has to be processed thoroughly, and I am not in a position to divulge any specifics of our investigative plan at this time,” Staton said in a statement.
Police indicated their search was not limited to the area around the school but they would not specify where else they were searching.
An FBI profiler was studying everything from Kyron’s schoolwork to his friends, to try and determine where the little boy might be. Two local criminal experts told KGW that if Kyron was kidnapped, he believes all the clues point to someone who knew the boy, not a stranger.
If anyone has any information at all, please call the Tipline: 503-261-2847.
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