Terri Horman insists she had nothing to do with the disappearance of her stepson Kyron, but she can’t escape the cloud of suspicion that follows her wherever she goes.
In March, Terri moved to California to try to start her life over and escape a group she calls the Haters, who have spent years tracking her moves, harassing her at her parents’ house and posting her whereabouts to social media.
“They scream ‘child murderer’ and ‘killer,’ ” she tells PEOPLE exclusively. “What person in their right mind is going to walk out into that?”
Kyron was just 7 when he vanished after Terri dropped him off at school on June 4, 2010. He hasn’t been seen since.
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More than five years later, Terri says she’s finally speaking out because she wants Kyron found. “No one is looking for him anymore,” she says.
She’s haunted by the what-ifs. “What if I had gotten ready faster? What if we had done something sooner?” she wonders.
She adds: “I wish I could go back to that day and do something different.”
Kyron’s father, Kaine Horman, told PEOPLE in a statement that he’s encouraged by his ex-wife’s willingness to “make public statements about the events of June 4, 2010.”
“I hope that Ms. Horman will now cooperate with law enforcement to provide additional information that might lead to the discovery of Kyron,” he said.
Anyone with any information about Kyron’s disappearance, call 1-800-843-5678.