Exactly where was Terri Moulton Horman on the day Kyron Horman disappeared? The corporate offices of grocery store chains Fred Meyer and Albertsons have confirmed to KATU in Portland that they have cooperated with authorities involved in the investigation of missing Kyron Horman. Albertsons admitted to turning over video surveillance tapes of one of their stores located near Skyline Elementary School, the location from which 7-year-old Kyron Horman supposedly disappeared. Fred Meyer told KATU only that they were cooperating and any further details would have to be obtained through the investigators. According to their sources, authorities are attempting to piece together a timeline for Terri Moulton Horman, the last person known to have seen Kyron Horman on June 4.
It is not known if Kyron Horman might be in the video(s). There has been no indication that he might or might not be.
The Fred Meyer store is located about five miles from the school. Albertsons is located approximately 15 miles away. Police are attempting to figure out where Terri Moulton Horman was and at what time on the day that Kyron Horman disappeared. Video surveillance footage might or might not exonerate Horman, but it could provide added credibility to her account of events.
Terri Moulton Horman, even though much of the investigation seems to be focusing on her, has not been charged, nor has she been named as a person of interest or a suspect in the disappearance of her stepson.
Kyron Horman vanished sometime around 9 a.m. on June 4. According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Terri Moulton Horman told them she arrived with the 7-year-old at around 8 a.m. at Skyline Elementary School in Portland to look at displays at a science fair in which Kyron was participating. She maintains she last saw the second-grader after waving to him and watching him walk toward his classroom at 8:45 a.m. At 9 a.m., Kyron’s teacher marked him absent when he didn’t report for class.
When Kyron Horman didn’t get off the bus, Terri Moulton Horman and Kyron’s father, Kaine, contacted the school and only then found out that the boy had not been in class all day. Police were notified and a massive search operation began that would stretch for nine days and involve the FBI and multiple intra- and interstate law enforcement agencies as well as search and rescue organizations. Major search operations were curtailed on June June 13 and Multnomah County officials announced that the investigation had switched its focus to a criminal probe.
Although suspicion centered on Terri Moulton Horman almost from the very beginning, the investigation seemed to shift toward a more intense scrutiny of the stepmother when the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office issued a flier containing the images of the stepmother and her vehicle, a white Ford F250 truck. The fliers were circulated with a questionnaire asking if those present at the science fair had seen her, the truck, or Kyron Horman on that day at the school.
But even though a circumstantial case seems to have been growing stronger and the other parents (Kaine Horman, Desiree Young — Kyron’s biological mother — and Tony Young) have repeatedly pleaded with Terri Moulton Horman to “fully cooperate” with police, there seems to not be much more for authorities to go on — therefore, no criminal charges.
“You have to be able to identify specifically what crime you’re going to charge,” former Multnomah County prosecutor Jim McIntyre told KATU. “You can’t simply say, ‘you’re under arrest because everyone thinks you did something.’ I mean, you have to have evidence, more likely than not, that you committed a specific crime.”
In addition to suspicion that she may have been involved in her stepson’s disappearance, Terri Moulton Horman has also been accused of being involved in a murder-for-hire plot against her husband, Kaine. He moved out of their home after Multnomah County authorities apprised him of the allegations and almost immediately filed for divorce and a restraining order, the latter being subsequently granted. In the petition for a restraining order, Kaine Horman said that he believed, in light of what the Multnomah County authorities told him, that his wife was involved in the disappearance of his son.