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Legal analyst weighs in on latest Kyron Horman search

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The search for Kyron Horman was revived this weekend when his mom, Desiree Young, organized a private search party to look for evidence in the case in Northwest Portland.

In a press conference, she described the effort as "successful," but would not go into detail as to what was found.

Meanwhile, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office - which did not participate in the search - has also remained silent.

"If they found anything that was very, very significant, you would expect sheriff's office cars to be right there," said legal analyst Bruce McCain.

McCain doesn't believe the search jeopardized the investigation, but doesn't think it will help either.

"Very little chance that this search produced anything of value to the investigation. If the sheriff's office had any basis to search that area, they would've already done so, or if they had, they would've gone back," he said.

McCain says the search is a sign that Young has become frustrated with the progress of the investigation and took action into her own hands.

He also says this could be Young's way of sending a message to the sheriff's office.

"It's been a passion of mine to do as much as I can to keep this case moving forward and to help law enforcement to get some answers to find out what happened on June 4," Young said Sunday afternoon.

McCain says the search may have been a result of Young's recent failed civil suit against Terri Horman. She is Kyron's stepmom and is believed to be the last person to see the boy before he disappeared.

"(Young) is very good at what she does. She's very good at generating publicity. I don't think this was some sort of publicity stunt - that's certainly not the case - but she's made it very clear she wants to keep Kyron in the public eye," McCain said.

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