Kyron Horman news: Kaine Horman agrees to move missing Oregon boy’s Wall of Hope (video)
Before the start of fall classes at Skyline School, the makeshift tribute that has become the “Wall of Hope” for missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman will be moved.
The move comes after some parents expressed concern about the emotional impact the site may have on students. Additionally, an ongoing stream of strangers paying homage to the 7-year-old at the chain link fence that’s become the “Wall” have also raised safety concerns.
Kyron’s father, Kaine Horman, said Tuesday he supports the plan to move the “Wall of Hope” to another location, but does not know where it will be moved.
“I think our primary concern is safety. Obviously we’re in a situation where a child has gone missing from school and the last thing we want to do is have a bunch of strange adults up on school grounds during the school day,” said Kaine. “Obviously they’re coming to pay their respects to Kyron and pray for him but at the same time, it puts a lot of additionally people on school grounds that aren’t normally here, so there’ a lot of concern for the safety of everybody first.”
According to KATU, Kaine also noted how he is in disbelief that summer is almost gone and Kyron is still missing. “I thought he’d be home. I’m gonna go school supply shopping this week, make sure he’s ready for school… just continuing tot hope and pray every day that he’s coming home… I have a phone with me 24/7 — when I sleep, everywhere I go, just waiting for that call so we can go pick him up and move on.”
On Monday, Kaine went to the “Wall” to collect the cards, stuffed animals, and other gifts left for Kyron.
The second-grader vanished on June 4 after attending a science fair at his school with his stepmother, Terri Horman. She told authorities she last saw Kyron as he headed toward his classroom at about 8:45 a.m. that morning.
To see more photos of Kyron, click here.
Kaine has since filed for divorce from Terri, claiming she was having an affair, that she tried to hire a hit man to kill him, and that she was hatching a plan to kidnap the couple’s infant daughter.
Both Kaine and Kyron’s biological mother, Desiree Young, have stated they believe Terri knows what happened to Kyron and that her good friend, DeDe Spicher, may be an accomplice in the boy’s disappearance.
Kyron was wearing a “CSI” t-shirt and black cargo pants when he vanished.
To read a recent flyer handed out by authorities, click here.
Anyone with information regarding Kyron Horman’s whereabouts is asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 503-261-2847 or call 911 with emergency information. The reward for information regarding Kyron has been increased to $50,000.
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