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Kyron Horman: police, justice and media collude to create a secret criminal case from thin air

by | 4th, February 2013
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WE still have no evidence of what happened to Kyron Horman , the seven-year-old who went missing from Skyline School in northwest Portland on June 4, 2010. We don’t know what crime befell him. We don’t know know it he was the victim of a crime.

The latest news is that lawyers working for Kyron father, Kaine Horman, have filed a motion to delay the divorce proceedings against his estranged wife, Kyron’s step-mother Terri Horman. Says Kaine Horman:

“There’s two civil cases pending right now, one from his mother and then the divorce case that we have that’s still pending and on hold. And that’s exactly how we’re going to progress. We need to bring him home.”

Where is home? Kaine and Terri have split . Is Kyron coming home to live with his father, his step-mother or his birth mother, Desiree Young? Kaine and Desiree blame Terri for Kyron’s vanishing . The accused says she’s innocent. The police have no leads. They’re looking for a confession. But police have never named a suspect in the case. The local media and Kyron’s birth parents have done the police’s dirty wor k. The result has been to subject Terri Horman to a voracious media feeding frenzy.

She was the last person known to have seen Kyron. Other than that, there are no more facts. The story has a single thread. Reporting has been prejudicial , some might call it a witch-hunt .

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has no significant new evidence or potential evidence in the Kyron Horman disappearance?

The other case Kaine Horman referred to is the $10 million lawsuit filed by Kyron’s mother against Terri Horman, alleging she was involved in the boy’s disappearance.

In August 2010, we read :

Terri Horman’s lawyer, Peter Bunch, had urged the court to delay the case for at least two years and allow the criminal investigation to continue unimpeded. Bunch argued that his client would not be able to defend herself and the civil proceeding would “eviscerate” Terri Horman’s constitutional rights and threaten the grand jury process.

Young’s lawyer, Elden Rosenthal, objected to any delay, noting that more than two years have passed since Kyron disappeared without a criminal indictment issued.

The judge agreed that the lengthy passage of time without an indictment swayed his ruling to allow Young’s civil case to proceed.

Why does Kaine Horman want to delay the divorce? He says it’s to focus on the hunt for Kyron. His announcement might also be a way to raise the missing child’s profile in the media. But playing the media has, as yet, served no useful purpose. It has only titillated the reader and broadcast statements that in libel-rife Britain would have seen news outlets and Kyron’s natural parents censured .

Note: Kaine’s move has come around at the same time as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has posted Kyron’s age-progressed photos onto the Gordon Trucking fleet of trucks in Washington and Oregon.

As for Terri Horman, well, she has three attorneys: Mark Wagner is her Civil attorney; Peter Bunch is her Divorce attorney; and Stephen Houze is her Criminal Defense attorney. They each have different jobs. But surely Houze is in charge. Might it be that in a divorce court we will learn more of Kaine’s relationship with Kyron? Might we also learn why he was granted custody of Kyron and not Desiree? Their personalities would be under the microscope. So far, little is known about either. The media has been sympathetic to both. The inference is that police know more than has been revealed. But the

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