Thursday, July 25, 2013
Kyron Horman / August 2013 Foreshadowing / Kyron's Disappearance and Case Resolution / or Maybe Not
As the days of July fade away, we are all wondering what August will bring in the Kyron Horman inquiry. We recall that the authorities had previously requested a long delay in the civil case filed by Desiree Young against Terri Horman – with the promise – maybe not promised – perhaps ‘implied’ would be a better word – that they required the delay until August of 2013 to meet some sort of resolution in the Kyron case; and that the civil case, if continued, would compromise the criminal investigation.
I’ve said it before, but it may warrant repeating, that this is a very unusual case. A seven-year-old boy turns up missing from a public grade school; and, after 3+ years, law enforcement has been unable to explain it. The authorities are even unwilling to state that a crime has actually been committed. The school appears to have not been held responsible, in any way, for a missing child. Alien abduction? I don’t think so.
I suppose that for years Terri Horman, the step-mother, has been the principal, albeit undesignated suspect. Her apparent unwillingness to cooperate with authorities, her contentment with a self-imposed exile to Roseburg where she has holed-up in her parents’ residence, as well as her 3+ years of separation from her biological daughter who is now four, makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
When August finally arrives, I have a prediction. The authorities will put forth:
· ‘We, the Multnomah County Prosecutor and the Multnomah County Sheriff, have conducted an extensive investigation involving Kyron’s disappearance. We have left no tangible lead uncovered, leads that have numbered in the tens of thousands. None of those investigative leads have substantiated a viable (prosecutable) suspect. Nor are we able to confirm that a crime has been committed. Blah, blah, blah, etc., etc. etc. Furthermore, we have expended more investigative hours and financial resources on this case than any other in Sheriff’s Office history. Blah, blah, blah. We regret to say that we will be putting said case in suspended status until there are additional developments that warrant further inquiry.’
· They, the authorities, will release no additional information regarding particular details of their inquiry – citing the fact that the case, while in suspended status, will nonetheless be considered potentially active and that any release of information could compromise future developments. ‘Blah, blah, blah.’
· ‘On behalf of all of us in the law enforcement community, our hearts were broken by Kyron’s disappearance. We all have children of our own, and recognize how difficult this has been for Kyron’s parents. Our hopes and prayers are with the family.’
· Exit stage right.
Whether or not Desiree Young’s civil case will continue, I do not know. I am, however, doubtful that it will.
Terri Horman will be given visitation rights with her daughter.
Life goes on – at least for some of us.