PORTLAND, Ore. (KRQE) - An Oregon mom searching for her missing son is getting help from New Mexico. A volunteer K-9 search team spent the weekend in Portland looking for clues in disappearance of Kyron Horman, a search the team says was a success.
Kyron Horman was just seven years old when he went missing in Portland in 2010. His step-mother was the last person to see him and since then, no new clues have turned up. But the group “Special Operations Inc., K-9 Forensics” out of Edgewood says it found items this weekend that could help.
The Edgewood based group says Kyron’s mother, Desiree Young, invited them out to a search with about 60 volunteers on Saturday. The New Mexico team used seven cadaver sniffing K-9’s to comb the rugged terrain of Suavie Island in Portland where some believe Kyron may have be buried.
“It was simply me wanting to find my son,” said Young.
Investigators with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office say Kyron's step mother Terri Moulton-Horman was the last person to see the boy. Investigators say that on the day of Kyron's disappearance, Moulton-Horman's cell phone records show that she was in the area of Suavie Island, the same area that teams searched over the weekend.
“We covered many acres, some very harsh land,” said Wendy Kessinger, President for the Special Operations Inc., K-9 Forensics group. “We feel it went very well.”
It's at least the third time crews have searched the area, but this time the New Mexico K-9 team found something new.
“We did make some evidence discoveries for them as well,” said Kessinger.
The team can't say exactly what it found, but detectives for the case are now reviewing it. With some success helping finding victims in the past, the team says it's important they share their work outside of New Mexico.
“We have the resources to keep these cases going, we can keep it going, you know they don't have to go into a file and they can only get looked at so often,” said Kessinger.
It’s work that’s appreciated by many.
“I will forever be grateful that they came to help me and I know that if Kyron was here he would say thank you very much,” said Young.
Special Operations Inc., K-9 Forensics says it doesn't have any plans to go back to Portland for another search soon, but say they would definitely go back if needed. In the next few weeks, the team is also planning to conduct missing person searches in California and Washington.
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