Missing boy stepmom being suspicion. The search for 7-year-old Kyron Horman is now focused on the boy’s stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, who was the last person to see the him. Moulton Horman was not where she said she was on the day the boy vanished.
“This will not become a cold case for us,” Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jason Gates said in a statement. However, new details have emerged because cell phone records show that on the day Kyron Horman was last seen, Terri Moulton Horman was on Sauvie Island, just five miles from the school. Divers and rescue teams have been combing that island for any signs of the second-grader since June 10.
Since the early days of the case, many found the Horman family’s relative silence about their son’s disappearance odd. In most child cases, parents try to use media attention to raise awareness about their children, but the Hormans have made only two public appearances. Even so, some experts say the family may have a good reason for remaining so quiet.
“The police might think that this is an abduction and, because of that, don’t want to feed information to the suspect,” Harold Copus, a former FBI agent, said in a statement. “They may also want the family to remain silent, so they don’t inadvertently say something they shouldn’t to reporters.” However, Terri Moulton Horman raised suspicions almost immediately for having claimed to have gone to the gym after reporting Kyron Horman missing.