Civil Suit Dropped Against Terri Horman
Desiree Young with reporters
Kyron with his science project
Side-by-side at a 2010 press conference
The mother of missing Southwest Portland boy Kyron Horman has dropped her suit against his stepmother, Terri Horman.
Kyron has been missing since June of 2010. He was last seen at the science fair at Skyline School. Terri has long been considered by the family as a person of interest. Desiree Young believes she's involved in Kyron's disappearance. The search for him was the largest ever in Oregon.
"Terry, I cannot tolerate this silence," she said. "I'm very disappointed that we can't move forward, but I don't want anything to compromise the ongoing investigation."
Young filed a $10 million lawsuit in Multnomah County last summer accusing Terri of kidnapping the boy and demanding that the court compel her to break her silence.
A judge later delayed moving forward as not to threaten the criminal investigation, which eventually led to Young's suit being dropped. The only way to proceed would have been to access police reports, which are not allowed under the public records law.
Still, as any mother would, Desiree is not giving up hope that her little boy will one day come home.
Terri is still not talking and said to be living with her parents in Roseburg. Friend DeDe Spicher though has testified before a grand jury. It's unknown where she was when Kyron vanished.