Missing Oregon Boy's Mom Forced to Give Up Chance to Find Her Son

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Kyron HormanUgh. Kyron Horman's mom has been dealt another horrible blow. Remember the sweet-faced little boy who went missing sometime after attending a science fair at his Oregon elementary school in 2010? The then 7-year-old is still missing, and now a lawsuit against stepmother Terri Horman is dead in the water.

Kryon's mom, Desiree Young, has officially pulled the $10 million suit against Terri, the woman Young suspects knows what happened to her little boy. Kyron's mom says she can't move forward unless cops release information necessary for her case. The problem? The cops can't release that information because it's part of the investigation into Kyron's disappearance.

Talk about a catch-22!

Terri Horman was the last person to see Kyron alive. Kyron's dad, Kaine Horman, has allegedly filed for divorce because he too thinks she was somehow involved in the child's disappearance.

And Young has said her lawsuit wasn't about the money. It was about getting answers about what happened to Kyron.

But she can't get answers because the police can't give her information. But the police can't give her information because they don't have the answers either!

Jeez Louise, can this woman catch a break? I'm not questioning the cops here; they're just doing their jobs. I don't really know that they can do anything BUT what they're doing. They just need a break in this case so they can help this family.

That's what makes this so frustrating. The cops, the professionals, can't get anywhere in three years.

A lawsuit seemed like Desiree Young's last chance to actually get answers about what happened to her little boy. Now that chance is gone.

Quite frankly, the only chances that remain are someone screwing up and getting caught -- which is pretty unlikely after three years -- or that the new attention to the case from the dropped lawsuit will prompt someone, somewhere to come forward. That's probably just as unlikely, but for Desiree's sake, for Kyron's sake, I hold out hope.

There's only so many devastating blows a mom can take.

Have you followed Kyron's case? What's your hunch?


Image via National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids

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youth... youthfulsoul

She can always refile after the criminal case or investigation is over.

lucky... luckygirlyo

This article is a little odd-don't you think that the cops want a break in the case?So many murdrs,disappearances, and rapes go unsolved-because speculation isn't evidence.

nonmember avatar Kimber

I have always wondered what happened with this case. I think it's obvious that the step-mom knows something and isn't sharing.


The last I heard of the case was about 2 years ago,the chief said there was going to be some earth shattering news about it, then there were crickets.Never heard a thing.The step mom was a piece of work, she wouldn't  talk.I can't be like you Jeanne,as much as I would like to,and hold out hope,I think that little one is gone.

Karen Smith Fulps

God Bless Kyron's Mom and all those who loved him. This is the saddest story. May he be peacefully in God's arms as I speak. May God comfort you & give you the justice & closure you need.

Karen Claud

My kids go to Skyline elemntary, and Kyron rode the school bus with my daughter. I am not convinced that the step mother did it, although, her behavior immediately after he vanished was odd. The FBI special task force was here from Washington DC the very next morning, early. My daughter was interviewed by police two or three times at our house, and then had to go testify for the grand jury. It was a really stressful time for the whole community. Statistically speaking, when a young girl disappears, the majority of the time it's a family member or someone the family knows that is responsible, but when a young boy disappears, nearly 90% of the time, it's a stranger. The response by the FBI, and some other circumstances, make me think that someone else snatched him.

nonmember avatar MissV

The problem with armchair detectives is that you might not know the whole story. Rumor is that the lady who is friends with the step mom and was with her that day is ready to talk. Dropping this suit was part of the agreement.

Sondra Bowers

Someone out there, knows where Kyron is. Please, find peace w/yourself (or) selves & tell his mother where he can be located. He has a beautiful face & probably misses his mommy very much.

Miriam Lynn Wright

MISS V, coming here with a very condescending attitude to share a "rumor" makes you no better than the "armchair detectives" you derided.

Sabrina Trentham Ross

MissV May I ask where you are getting this info.. Not doubting you just wondering

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