A search party combed the woods near Portland, Oregon, on July 9 looking for any clues to the disappearance of Kyron Horman, a boy missing since 2010.
The search focused on a forested area about five miles from the Skyline Elementary School in Portland, where Horman was last seen. He was seven at the time.
There was no new evidence prompting the search. The local sheriff’s office simply had enough volunteers for a search party.
“Kyron Horman is still a case that’s very near and dear to our hearts, so whenever we get a chance to go out, we’re going to go out,” Sgt. Brandon White of Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office told KOIN 6.
The search didn’t discover any new clues, NBC5 reported.
A time-adjusted portrait of Horman was released by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Horman was last seen by his stepmother, Terri Horman, who said she dropped the boy off at school to attend a science fair on the morning of June 4, 2010.
The largest search in the history of the state followed.
Horman’s mother, Desiree Young, blamed the step mother for her son’s disappearance. She said several adults and children told her Terri came with the boy to the school, but then walked away with the boy again. Terri Horman was never formally charged in the case.
Terri Horman’s landscaper said she offered him money to kill her husband (and Kyron’s father) Kaine Horman about six months before Kyron’s disappearance. No charges were ever brought in the case, but the couple divorced and Kaine Horman obtained a restraining order against his wife.
Terri Horman moved to California and is now using her maiden name, Terri Moulton. She was arrested last year for stealing a gun from her roommate. She was also accused of threatening her ex-boyfriend with a knife and was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle, in December 2016.