August 23 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon - Skyline School: 38 students stayed home from Skyline School on Tuesday, about double the number of the usual 20 student absences.Authorities said they believe Kyron's disappearance is an isolated case and addressed parental concerns over safety by urging them to keep their same routines. Police detectives said they have interviewed Kyron parents and students at Skyline Elementary School for information. Kyron and his stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, were at a science fair at the school early Friday. Terri said she last Kyron walking down a hallway toward his classroom about 8:45 a.m. The FBI has joined the search. Kyron vanished after Terri Moulton left him at his Northwest Portland elementary school on Friday morning.
"If we had something that was solid that we could give you, we would. If there was something that would benefit Kyron, we would release it."
said Capt. Jason Gates with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office,
Kyron did not return home on the bus as scheduled and the family called the school. And so far there is no memory of Kyron attending class. Authorities searched the school and the surrounding area and the FBI dispatched its Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team.
Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton said he wasn't yet ready to call the boy's disappearance a kidnapping. There are no suspects at this time.
In addition to Multnomah County deputies, Portland, Gresham, and Fairview police, as well as the Oregon State Patrol and Multnomah County Search and Rescue were taking part in the search.
A search of the two miles between the school and Kyron's home returned no.
The FBI dispatched a profiler from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit.
Kyron is 3-foot-8 and 50 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a "CSI" T-shirt and dark cargo pants.
Kyron father's Kaine Horman, works at Intel. Kyron's mother, Desiree Horman, lives in Medford and drove to Portland following Kyron's disappearance.
Relatives distributed flyers with the Kyron's picture on and police interviewed students and their families individually at the school.
At a news conference on Sunday afternoon at Brooks Hill Historical Church, Staton said the investigators were working to determine a detailed timeline as to the boy's movements on Friday.
"The reported disappearance of a child from one of our schools is unprecedented and deeply troubling," said Superintendent of Portland Public Schools Carole Smith. did not comment on the details of the district's policy for reporting school absences. She said a counseling hotline for people in the school district who have questions or concerns will be up and running on Monday morning at 8:30. The number is 503-916-3931.
Anyone whoAllhas seen Kyron or knows of his whereabouts was asked to call (503) 261-2847.