It has been two months since 7-year-old Kyron Horman disappeared, and police seem to be focusing attention even more on the boy’s stepmom, Terri Horman, and her friend DeDe Spicher.
During a press conference Wednesday, investigators made a new call for area residents to come forward with any sightings of Terri or Spicher – or anyone else in or near the white pickup truck that Terri was driving the morning her stepson disappeared from the Skyline School outside Portland, Ore.
At least one witness told police he or she saw a second adult waiting in Terri’s truck while she was with Kyron at his school science fair the morning of June 4.
According to Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney Rod Underhill, a witness or witnesses gave police information about “a person or persons” at Skyline School, Fred Meyer department stores in the tows Beaverton, Ore., and Hillsboro, Ore., as well as on various area roads. Adds Underhill: “We’re looking for additional witnesses.”
Although Underhill stopped short of identifying those persons as Terri and Spicher, investigators distributed a new, two-page flier that includes photos of the women and Terri’s truck, and asks for sightings in the area on June 4.
Spicher has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks. Last month, investigators questioned the 43-year-old Tualatin, Ore., resident and searched her condominium after learning that she’d been doing gardening work at a Northwest Portland nursery but abruptly left before noon for about an hour on the day Kyron was last seen.
Although Kyron has been missing for more than two months, investigators declined to estimate how long it will take to solve the case.
“We can’t put a timeline on this case. It will take as long as it takes,” Underhill said.