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Kyron Horman: Talk Is Cheap As Media Do The Police Work

by | 20th, July 2010

KYRON Horman: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the missing Oregon seven-year-old in the news: Ron Tarver, Terri Moulton Horman and poor police rely on the media…

No evidence. No clues. Not proof a crime has taken place. But all eyes remain on Terri Horman, the last person known to have seen Kyron Horman.

CBS: “Kyron’s Dad: I Think Stepmom Had Accomplice”

Isn’t that slander? Are the police listening?

Kaine says, “Based upon briefings, I firmly believe that someone else is involved.”

The police tell Kaine Horman and Desiree Young, Kyron’s birth mother and wife to police officer Tony Young. And the parents tell the media.

The police are still getting the media and the family to do their dirty work. Nothing new in that. But the police appear to be clueless. If they had evidence they could arrest Terri Horman, their target. But they clearly do not have.

As he says:

“As long as there’s no body, there’s this shadow of a doubt that he could be out there somewhere,” says a police detective who asked not to be identified. “As cold as it sounds, I think part of what law enforcement is doing is hanging back and waiting for her to do something stupid.”

Maybe the police have no more money to do a proper investigation? Talk is cheap:

The sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices of Multnomah County are prepared to ask the Board of Commissioners for nearly $700,000 to aid in the search for seven-year-old Kyron Horman, missing since June 4th. Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton and District Attorney Michael Schrunk will reportedly ask for the money to hire a technician, pay for overtime and the ongoing criminal investigation.

Terri Horman has now moved out of the family home.

* Terri Horman has moved approximately 170 miles away from Portland and is living with her parents in Roseburg, Oregon. Now that she has moved there are logistics in the case that will make the investigation difficult. According to a report by KGW, Terri Horman’s parents have posted a sign on their door announcing that they will not speak with media.

Introducing Ron Tarver And Terri’s son James

* As part of our coverage of the Kyron Horman case, we went to Roseburg last month to talk to Ron Tarver, ex-husband of Terri Moulton Horman and the father of her oldest child, 16-year-old James.

Tarver revealed then to WW the answers to questions many observers had been asking—when and why James had moved away from the Portland home he shared until recently with the Hormans.

Tarver said Terri Horman had sent James to live in the southern Oregon town of Roseburg last March because the boy’s grades at Lincoln High School in Portland were dropping and he was acting out at home, including butting heads with his stepfather, Kaine Horman. Tarver said James was living nearby with Terri Horman’s parents but frequently visited Tarver’s home.

Sara Libby looks at the media’s obsession with Kyron Horman:

It was only a yet another example of the media’s crush to report on abductions and foul play involving white women and children, while giving little coverage to minorities who disappear: The latest example is 17-year-old Norma Lopez, who appears to have been kidnapped on her way home from summer school in Moreno Valley, Calif. Most of the coverage of Lopez’s disappearance has come from local news outlets, while the national attention to the case by places like the Los Angeles Times and CNN has been restricted to short blog posts — rising nowhere near the level that dominated the disappearances of girls like Elizabeth Smart and Natalee Holloway.

Kyron Horman is missing.


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