It has been six long years since Kyron Horman mysteriously disappeared from Portland, Oregon. He was last seen alive by his step-mother at the time, Terri Horman. According to Terri, she last saw little Kyron as he walked toward his classroom at Skyline Elementary School in Portland on June 4, 2010. Kyron Horman was just 7-years-old when he vanished, and despite the biggest search effort in Oregon history, no evidence of the boy’s whereabouts has been uncovered since he was last seen, reports the Huffington Post.
At the time of his disappearance, Kyron Horman had been living with his father, step-mother, little half-sister, and teenage step-brother. Since he vanished, however, his biological mother, Desiree Young, has led the effort to bring Kryon home. Desiree also believes she knows precisely who is responsible for her son going missing six years ago.
On the six-year anniversary of his disappearance, Kyron Horman’s devastated mom posted an open letter compelling the “evil” person responsible for Kyron’s absence to “grow a conscience and do the right thing.”
Desiree Young posted the open letter on Kyron Horman’s GoFundMe page, “Justice For Kyron Horman.”
“What is it like to have a missing loved one? Every day is just as painful as the last. You struggle to hold on to hope when you are constantly riding a roller coaster of emotions. You struggle to remember and find any bit of happiness, but are convinced that it no longer exists. Many moments and events in your family’s life that should be celebrated are just reminders that you still have someone missing from it.”
The letter was posted on June 4, 2016, the six-year anniversary of the day Kyron vanished.
On the day Kyron Horman went missing, his disappearance wasn’t discovered until he didn’t come home after school. It was then that his distraught family called his elementary school and found out that, after the school’s early morning science fair, Kyron had never made it back to class for the official school day. Authorities and private searchers meticulously searched several miles around the school as well as other sites, but no trace of Kyron turned up. The disappearance was originally classified as a missing endangered child case, but that was ultimately changed to a criminal investigation.
Initially, the Horman and Young families presented a united front to the public and the media, but it didn’t take long for the facade to begin to crumble as rumors of infidelity in the Horman’s marriage began to swirl. The public and media also learned that Terri Horman reportedly had a deep-seeded hatred for her young stepson, who she had raised from infancy.
Just weeks after Kyron Horman vanished, his father, Kaine, filed for a divorce from Terri Horman. Officially, he cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the filing, but the drama continued and even reached epic proportions only days after the divorce filing almost six years ago.
Not long after Kyron Horman’s father filed for a divorce from the last woman to see his son alive, he also asked for and received a restraining order against Terri Horman. The reason: He had learned through law enforcement that his “loving wife” had allegedly been involved in a murder-for-hire plot against him.
Kaine was ultimately granted full custody of his toddler daughter following the allegations against Terri Horman.
As for Kyron Horman’s biological mother, in the six years since Kyron disappeared, she has made it perfectly clear who she believes to be responsible for her son’s disappearance. In June of 2012, Desiree Young filed a lawsuit against Terri Horman, Kyron’s now-notorious stepmother. In that lawsuit, Young publicly accused Terri of kidnapping or hurting Kyron, either by herself or “with help from others.” In her lawsuit, Desiree asked the presiding judge to order Terri “to return Kyron or, if he is dead, reveal where his remains are.”
Ultimately, Desiree dropped that civil lawsuit because she said she didn’t want to compromise the police’s investigation into her son’s disappearance.
Terri Horman has since moved out of the local Portland area and has been rumored to have resettled in California, near her adopted parents. As the Oregonian reports, Kyron Horman’s stepmother attempted to legally change her name in 2014, but a judge denied that request. According to Horman, she’d been unable to find work in the four years (at the time) since Kyron disappeared because of the stigma attached to her name. Despite not having ever been charged in connection with the case, the presiding judge was unsympathetic to her plight.
Despite Desiree Young’s lawsuit and clear belief that Terri is the person responsible for Kyron being yanked away from his family, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has never named her a suspect in the case. No arrests have ever been made in connection with the disappearance of Kyron Horman.
On the sixth anniversary of Kyron Horman’s disappearance, his bereaved mother once again made a reference to Terri Horman’s alleged involvement in her son’s mysterious vanishing, alluding to “the evil one” in her open letter.
Desiree Young is still holding out hope that Kyron is alive, saying she has no reason to believe otherwise.
The local community and the world are still spreading the word and keeping Kyron’s name and face in the news as it has been for the last six years. Everyone touched by the case has pledged to keep doing the same until Kyron Horman is brought home.
[Image via Horman Family/Twitter/PDX News Now]