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'Wall of Hope' for Kyron Horman taken down at Beaverton gym

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'Wall of Hope' for Kyron Horman in Beaverton. (Photo: KPTV) 'Wall of Hope' for Kyron Horman in Beaverton. (Photo: KPTV)
'Wall of Hope' for Kyron Horman in Beaverton. (Photo: KPTV) 'Wall of Hope' for Kyron Horman in Beaverton. (Photo: KPTV)
Missing poster for Kyron Horman. Missing poster for Kyron Horman.
BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Six years after the disappearance of Kyron Horman, a display known as the "wall of hope" is coming down outside a Beaverton gym.  

The wall of hope was created after Kyron, then 7 years old, disappeared on June 4, 2010. Kyron was last seen at Skyline Elementary School. No arrests have ever been made in the case.

The display had been on the property of what is now International Fitness in Beaverton for five years, after the wall was started at the school.

The manager at International Fitness said the toys and messages left on the wall were falling apart, with gym members and potential gym members expressing unhappiness about the way it looked.

Rusty Sanduski said he received permission from Kyron's father, Kaine Horman, to begin removing the toys and cleaning up the grounds.  Some posters and other items remained on the wall Wednesday.

The goal, Sanduski said, is to create a new, more permanent display for Kyron, likely a plaque.

"I've basically been working with Kaine to create something that is very weatherproof, and you know, when you drive by and look at it, the animals and the toys that were up there - they were wet and dirty and it didn't look good. I don't think it represented the foundation well, and it definitely didn't represent International Fitness well," Sanduski said.

He said the gym will fund a new project, with permission from Kyron's family.

Kyron's mother, however, said she was not consulted about removing the existing wall of hope. Desiree Young said the decision is upsetting, with the wall and even the age of the toys meant to show that hope will not be lost after all these years.

She said the items placed on the wall over the years were thrown away like "trash."

FOX 12 attempted to contact Kaine Horman on Wednesday, but did not hear back from him.

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