Kyron Horman, missing boy from Portland, Ore., has the public wondering why media coverage is not used in enough this case. It’s a mysterious case, clearly avoiding an abundance of press and media, according to a former FBI agent who talked with KGW’s “Live@7”.
Kyron Horman Missing Boy Case not Using Media Coverage – FBI Agent Insight
Publicity surrounding the missing Kyron Horman case has been fairly hush-hush when you compare the press coverage Elizabeth Smart’s family insisted on giving. Her father knew the media wanted to use the power they had and they were more than willing to help find his missing daughter.
In Kyron Horman’s case, this pales in comparison. The preference here appears to be silence and one of privacy, rather than reaching out to the masses and aggressively solve this case. It has prompted many, especially the residents in Oregon, asking, “Why isn’t the family using the media as much as they could be in finding missing Kyron Horman?”
Criminal profiler and former FBI Agent, Clint VanZandt, tells KGW, “There is the potential that they’ve lost the opportunity. I hope they have had a good reason to do that.”
He believes investigators in the Horman case could have better used the media to their advantage in the last 11 days. VanZandt believes the FBI and the sheriff’s office may have mistakenly been too optimistic in controlling what the information the public receives.
Kyron Horman Missing Boy Case not Using Media Coverage – the Press can Keep this in the Headlines
What puzzles former FBI agent, Clint VanZandt, is the resistance those involved in solving the Kyron Horman case believing more press can actually harm the case. It had to help in Elizabeth Smart’s disappearance. As VanZandt stated on KGW, “Everybody is hoping upon hope we see an Elizabeth Smart type of miracle from Salt Lake where we’re gonna see the victim, that someone if they have taken him, that they’re still holding on to him.”
It’s for that outcome, ultimately, family and law enforcement have eagerly used the press to their advantage. Exposure, keeping their cases in the headlines, and not letting the missing person fade in the minds of the public.
Media is powerful in solving missing cases, and this one is quite different for mysterious reasons. Case investigators and family want all the media coverage they can get to solve a case.
“That didn’t happen here,” VanZandt said.
Missing Kyron has been missing almost two weeks and the entire case remains a mystery. Are the investigators on to something and the media at this point is irrelevant in solving the case, or are they taking a different approach which seems unorthodox?
Whatever direction that answer lies, the missing Kyron Horman case will not be a “cold case.”
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Source: KGW “Live at 7”