Posted: Jun 3, 2011
Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Kyron Horman, who vanished from a northwest Portland school after an early-morning science fair.
In the past 12 months, despite an exhaustive investigation, Multnomah County detectives have not named a suspect or a person of interest in the boy's disappearance.
But from the beginning, Kyron's stepmother, Terri Horman, has been the focus of suspicion.
Terri Horman is now living with her parents, Larry and Carol Moulton, on a quiet neighborhood street in Roseburg.
No one answered the door when a FOX 12 reporter stopped by the home. A sign posted on the front door refers all media questions to lawyer Stephen Houze, but Houze has continued to say he cannot comment on an open case.
Jeff Manley, a longtime friend to Larry and Carol Moulton, says he knows Terri Horman's parents are suffering.
"The people and the neighborhood, mostly people's sympathies are all for Mr. and Mrs. Moulton," he said. "They feel very bad for them. They know them -- they're good people."
Manley said the community feels differently about Terri Horman. While she may have a history in the town, Manely thinks that's where it ends.
"She's been around here for a while, but she has her problems and people have forgotten about her, and there are different opinions about that," said Manley, who lives in the same neighborhood as the Moultons. "But the support system around here is for her parents."
Kyron Horman's mother, Desiree Young, is trying to tap into that support. She still believes Terri Horman was involved in the boy's disappearance, so she continues to bring her fight to Terri Horman's front door, holding candlelight vigils in the Moultons' neighborhood and handing out fliers at Roseburg area stores.
Although Kyron Horman's photo is still posted around the southern Oregon town, people in Roseburg admit he's not at the forefront of their minds.
"It didn't happen here so I think people feel a little disconnected," said Ken Berry, another neighbor.
Neighbors say Terri Horman occasionally leaves the home to get the mail or take a walk, but mostly she stays quiet and out of sight.
No one in the area, it appears, is totally convinced that Terri Horman is to blame for Kyron Horman's disappearance, but they say she has created more questions than answers.
"If Terri is involved in it, I don't have any sympathy for child killers," Manley said. "And if she's innocent, we've sure put her through hell, haven't we?"