Kyron Horman went missing from an elementary school in Portland, Oregon, 12 years ago. The National Center for Missing and Endangered Children has shared a new photo that shows what the then-7-year-old boy might look like now.
A photo on the center’s website and a video on its social media show a young guy with light brown hair and blue eyes that are covered by rectangle-shaped glasses. He is 19 or 20 years old.
The text says, “Police hope this brand new picture will finally help bring him home.”
On June 4, 2010, the boy went missing from Skyline Elementary School without a trace. This led to the biggest search in Oregon’s history and drew attention from all over the country as the investigation focused on the boy’s stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman. She was never charged with anything about what happened.
Desiree Young, Kyron’s mother, said that the trip from southern Oregon to Portland never gets any easier, even though she works hard to keep the public aware of what happened.
“Making the drive in for 12 years and pulling up to the school and knowing this was the last place Kyron was, I can’t even explain the anguish and heartache,” Young said Saturday at a news conference with Portland TV stations.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office used reference photos to make a new picture of what Horman might look like more than 10 years from now. Photos of the second grader at progressively older ages have been released every few years: first at age 10 or 11, then at age 14 or 15, and most recently at age 18 or 19.
Kyron’s stepmother took the last known picture of him the morning he went missing. He was standing in front of his red-eyed tree frog science fair project. He was wearing a black T-shirt that said “CSI” in green letters and had a picture of a hand on it. He was also wearing black cargo pants, white socks, and black Skechers with orange trim, according to the police. He had a strawberry mark in the shape of a V on his forehead.
Kyron Horman went missing from an elementary school in Portland 12 years ago. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says that the criminal investigation is still open and going.
The criminal investigation is still “open and active,” said a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.
Chris Liedle, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said that the office gets between one and twenty leads each month, depending on how much attention the case gets. He said that two detectives and an FBI agent are still working on the case and following up on tips.
Liedle didn’t give out much else. The sheriff’s office has turned down requests to release case records, such as 911 calls, many times, saying that an investigation is still going on.
The national DNA database is being used to compare DNA from Kyron’s toothbrush and other family members, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. Kyron’s teeth and X-rays have also been put into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons system so that they can be compared to unidentified remains found across the U.S.
For information that helps solve the case, there is a reward of $50,000. Call 503-988-0560 to reach the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office tip line or 1-800-THE-LOST to reach the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tip line.
“The possibility of Kyron still being alive is not zero, and our greatest hope has always been that he would be returned to his parents unharmed,” Liedle said.