Portland, Ore. – the reward for anyone with information in finding missing boy, Kyron Horman, is now set at $50,000, investigators said in a live press conference held on KVAL CBS 13. Originally the amount was $25,000 and after 53 days of following up 3,300 leads in the Kyron Horman case, the amount has dramatically increased.
Press Conference Tuesday a Disappointment
Reporters at the press conference held at 2:00 PM, sat in anticipation for new developments in the ongoing investigation into Kyron Horman’s disappearance. Instead, the investigators simply repeated what they’ve said in the past to the press, explaining they cannot comment on the investigation as to prevent jeopardizing it.
The only real news that came of the press conference was the fact an anonymous donor increased the reward in finding missing Kyron Horman to $50,000.
Original Reward for Finding Kyron was $25,000
Just over a week into Kyron Horman’s disappearance in June, the reward for anyone helping solve the case was set at $25,000 and authorities called off massive search efforts only to deem it a “criminal” investigation.
Stepmom and Her Friend Smack in the Middle of the Investigation
On June 4, the 7-year-old went missing from his school after being last seen by his stepmom, Terri Horman. She claims she watched him walk towards his second-grade classroom after a school science fair exhibit she attended with him.
Since the case has unfolded that tragic day, Terri Horman has been the center of the investigation. She’s undergone and failed polygraphs, has been involved in an alleged murder-for-hire plot with a landscaper against her husband, “sexting” a high school classmate of Kyron’s father, Kaine Horman, and has been reportedly uncooperative with police. If that’s not enough, the stepmom of missing Kyron Horman may allegedly have an accomplice into the little boy’s disappearance – DeDe Spicher – a long-time friend.
On Monday Spicher was subpoenaed to testify before a Grand Jury. Her activities have been part of the investigation since last Thursday when she was suddenly a part of search and investigation efforts. Her movements made the day of Kyron’s disappearance aren’t clear. Since the 7-year-old went missing, Terri Horman has been in close contact with DeDe Spicher.
Though Terri hasn’t been named an official suspect or even a person of interest in the case, her actions are watched intently and prosecutors are waiting for solid charges to make their break, rather than arrest on “probable cause,” which they very well could.
Hope and Optimism for Kyron Still Strong
Hope and optimism in Kyron coming home is still strong. The nation has heard the despair in finding the missing boy and heartfelt thoughts and letters come his way everyday. He’s a charming boy who got caught in something no one completely understands. His ear-to-ear smile in all of his photos reveal a charming boy with so much ahead of him. No one wants to give up on a spirit like that.
While it’s disturbing the original reward of $25,000 is now at $50,000, the fact investigators are holding out hope gives the rest of us encouragement to keep holding onto it as well.
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