Tuesday marked three years since Kyron Horman was reported missing.
The 7-year-old Oregon boy’s stepmother told police she last saw him at Skyline Elementary School around 8:45 a.m. of June 4, 2010. Terri Horman said she took him to a school science fair that morning and watched him walk toward his second grade classroom afterward, but he never made it to class.
Kyron was reported missing around 3:45 p.m. when he failed to return home on his school bus.
Authorities have conducted many extensive searches for Kyron and investigated thousands of leads, but no charges have been filed in the case and no suspects have been named.
Kyron’s father, Kaine Horman, alleged in a petition for a restraining order against Terri in late June 2010 that he believed she was “involved” in the boy’s disappearance. Kaine Horman also filed for divorce in the weeks after Kyron went missing, but proceedings in that case have been repeatedly delayed because of the criminal investigation.
In June 2012, Kyron’s biological mother, Desiree Young, filed a $10 million civil suit against Terri Horman alleging she “intentionally kidnapped” him. At the request of county prosecutors and police, the judge in that case has delayed further proceedings until later this year because it "could impact an ongoing criminal investigation," according to KGW.
In an interview with KPTV this week, Kaine Horman said Kyron’s family has not abandoned the belief that he is alive.
“We've been hopeful that he is still out there, since very early on. We've seen a lot of cases over the past three years come to resolution where you've got kids 6, 8, 10 years later being found and brought home,” Horman said.
Attorneys for Terri Horman did not return calls seeking comment on the case. According to KPTV, attorney Peter Bunch said at a court hearing in February that Terri would invoke her Fifth Amendment rights if deposed in the divorce case, which is currently on hold until August.
"I haven't seen anything in any of the state's filings, even including the ones under seal, that would indicate anything specific that would lead to the conclusion that by next August the state will have found a suspect in Kyron Horman's disappearance,” Bunch reportedly said at the time.
Lt. Steve Alexander of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office told HLN Wednesday that the Kyron Horman case is “an active investigation” and the office still has an investigator assigned to the case full-time.
“They’re still continuing to follow up on leads,” Alexander said, although he could not discuss the details of leads they are pursuing.
Anyone with information regarding Kyron Horman’s disappearance is asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office at 503-261-2847.