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.
Now, more than two years later, this missing child case has been 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 seeks 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.