14 Years Later, Kyron Horman’s Mom Holds Car Wash to Boost Search Efforts

by | Jun 2, 2024 | News

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Almost 14 years have passed since Kyron Horman disappeared at the age of seven, and the mystery remains unsolved. As reported by KGW, Kyron Horman’s mother, Desiree Young, continues her tireless fight to bring her son home while also supporting other parents with missing children.

Yesterday, she held her annual car wash fundraiser to support his search efforts, aiming to take a more aggressive approach. She hopes to hire a private investigator and establish a specialized task force. “I can’t even explain it. He’s a part of me," Young said. "There’s just something in there that yearns to touch him and hold him.”

The last time she saw him was almost 14 years ago when he disappeared from Skyline Elementary School in Northwest Portland after participating in a science fair.

On the morning of June 4, 2010, Kyron was dropped off at Skyline Elementary School by his then-stepmother, Terri Horman, who took a picture of him shortly before he vanished.

Many suspect that Kyron's stepmother, Terri Horman, may be connected to his disappearance. Despite being under intense scrutiny and providing multiple versions of events from that day, Terri Horman has never been charged in connection with Kyron’s disappearance. This lingering suspicion has fueled public interest and speculation, adding another layer of complexity to the ongoing search and efforts to uncover the truth behind Kyron's disappearance.

He was last seen wearing a black CSI t-shirt. According to Young, Horman has provided multiple versions of events from that morning but has not been convicted.

A composite of what Kyron would look like in 2022

“The fact that we trusted this person to take care of Kyron — and she not only betrayed that trust but also victimized all of us,” Young expressed her frustration.

Although she admits to being angry at Horman, Young remains focused on her primary goal: finding Kyron.

She organizes an annual car wash in Beaverton to raise funds for an even more aggressive search, with hopes of hiring a private investigator, law enforcement-approved K-9 teams, and a specialized task force.

“We're constantly spreading the word," said Young. "Raising money to provide support in that arena is really important in a missing child’s case.”

If you have any information on Kyron Horman or wish to donate towards his search, you can learn more at Bringkyronhome.org.

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Written By Tyler James

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