Posted: June 11th, 2010 1:52 PM
Kryon Horman's immediate family made their first public appearance Friday.
Tony Young, Kyron's stepfather, spoke to the media first.
"The family has asked me to speak on their behalf today and I'd just like to say, 'Kyron, we miss you, we love you and we need you home right now.'
We're doing everything we can to work with law enforcement on this search to make sure you can get back to us as soon as possible.
We want to say how much we appreciate the outpouring of love and support, prayers and thoughts as we wait for you.
Your school friends and their families, your teachers, the staff at the school and the community as a whole have shown how much impact one little boy's smile can have on a community.
You mean everything to us and, until you come home, this family is not complete.
Please, Kyron, keep up the hope.
We believe in you and know that you will be back with us soon."
Kaine Horman, the missing boy's biological father, then made the following statement.
"Hi, I'm Kaine, Kyron's father.
We want to thank the community, the parents, the children, the bus drivers and all of those who are being interviewed multiple times to help find Kyron. Thank you.
We as the family know how difficult and stressful this is, but your memories and statements can help us find Kyron. We will never be able to thank you enough for that help.
Finally, we would like to thank the media. If it was not for you showing Kyron on every newscast, printing his story in the papers, his face would not be known to everyone.
People from around the nation have seen his picture. This helps, tremendously.
Please help us bring Kyron home."