July 18 2019
An intense search continues for Kyron Horman, a seven year old boy who mysteriously disappeared last week after he arrived at his Portland Skyline Elementary School. He did not return home Friday. His stepmother said she last saw Kyron on Friday morning after she dropped him off at the school and saw him walking down the hallway toward his classroom."There was a science fair here at the school," Portland Public Schools spokesman Matt Shelby said. "You had a situation with lots of parents and friends coming through the school, going class to class."
"Kyron was here with his stepmother, seen with his stepmother," Shelby said.
The science fair was held before the beginning of classes, said Shelby, "so working parents could come and participate."
Apparently no one at the school saw Kyron after 8:45 a.m. Friday and he never made it to his classroom.
Searches around the area of the school were made and during the weekend the Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, Fairview Police Department, Oregon State Patrol, and the FBI continue to look for and investigate the disappearance.
"My heart, and the hearts of everyone who is a part of Portland Public Schools, goes out to Kyron Horman and his family," Superintendent Carole Smith said in a prepared statement:
"We're all wishing for Kyron's safe return as quickly as possible and we are grateful for the efforts of all the law enforcement agencies who have worked so tirelessly over the past 48 hours to determine the cause of Kyron's disappearance, locate him and return him safely home. The reported disappearance of a student from one of our schools is unprecedented and deeply troubling. Portland Public Schools is doing everything we can to assist the authorities in their effort to find Kyron."
Anyone who may have information about the disappearance of Kyron Horman is asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office at 503-261-2847.