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Kyron Horman

Kyron Horman: Renewed interest in 2010 missing boy case; is his stepmother involved?

An Oregon boy who disappeared in 2010 is still missing and investigators vow to keep looking for him until they find answers. Authorities recently combed through 5 miles of woods searching for new clues in the disappearance of Kyron Horman.

FOX News reports that a search and rescue team went through a five-mile radius around the area of Skyline Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend. They came back with numerous items, but it’s still unclear whether the items are related in any way with Kyron’s disappearance.

“We want to ensure we leave no stone unturned,” Multnomah County Sheriff spokesman Lt. Chad Gaidos. “This wasn’t based on any new information. It’s an investigation that will stay near and dear to our hearts until there’s an answer.”

On June 4, 2010, Kyron, just 7 years old, disappeared vanished from Northwest Portland after his stepmother, Terri Moulton, dropped him off at school for a science fair. Moulton has since divorced Kyron’s dad and moved to California. She denies having anything to do with the little boy’s disappearance, but his biological mother, Desiree Young, thinks otherwise.

Earlier this year, detectives began investigating claims that Moulton was involved in a murder-for-hire plot in 1990, years before Kyron was born. The reported plot was against Sean Rea, Moulton’s former boyfriend. Police have reportedly known about the alleged murder-for-hire plot since 2011, but it was only recently made public.

According to Rea, he was sitting outside eating lunch with Moulton when a man jumped out of the bushes and pointed a gun at him. Rea broke up with Moulton shortly after, but he never filed a police report about the incident. He didn’t speak about it again until 2011, when investigators sought him out to ask about Moulton while investigating Kyron’s disappearance. Rea was later summoned to testify before a grand jury in Multnomah County.

In February, the court granted another former boyfriend of Moulton’s a two-year restraining against her. Joseph Cristobal filed a domestic violence charged against Moulton in November 2016. When she failed to show up to court in February, the judge granted the restraining order.

Meanwhile, Kyron’s mother is pleading for answers. She still holds out a shred of hope that her son may one day return home to her.

“I appeal to the people or persons that have that bit of information that they may not feel is relevant to contact law enforcement. Some days the hope that our child will come home is all that keeps us going. It’s our job as parents to keep our child’s case in the public eye and keep hope alive so the public keeps looking for all missing children.”

[Feature Photo: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children]