This weekend found searchers swarming Sauvie Island near Portland, Oregon, looking for clues into the disappearance of Kyron Horman. The 8-year old boy has been missing since June 4.
Weekend Search of Sauvie Island an Effort to Locate Kyron Horman
According to KGW.com, "...more than 100 searchers swarmed Sauvie Island on both Saturday and Sunday looking for clues to the location of the missing boy."
About 160 searchers on foot, on ATV's, on horseback and even some accompanied by a K-9 crew covered forests, fields and farms all over Sauvie Island on Saturday. While a few of the searchers stemmed from the task force that has taken over the Kyron Horman investigation, many of them were volunteers, simply hoping to find the missing boy.
On Sunday, 115 searchers poked their way through thick blackberry brambles, hunting for the smallest of clues.
Lt. Mary Lindstrand is a spokesperson for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. She gave the following statement to the media regarding this weekend's search for Kyron Horman.
"They all have that mission," she said, referring to the volunteer searchers. "And that mission is to bring Kyron home. And that's what we are going to do."
Kyron was 7 years old when he disappeared on June 4. He was last seen at the Skyline Elementary School in the company of his stepmother Terri Horman. Although Terri Horman hasn't officially been named a suspect in the case, she has been a major focal point of the investigation. It is believed that searchers were called to search Sauvie Island yet again (an initial search took place about a week after Kyron disappeared) because pings from a cell phone tower showed that Terri Horman had actually been on Sauvie Island the day Kyron went missing.
"Recently Developed Information" in Kyron Horman Investigation
Although Lt. Lindstrand didn't say specifically what searchers were told to look for, she did say that it didn't stem from just one tip.
KGW.com reports, "Recently-developed information led investigators to conclude there were areas of Sauvie Island that needed to be examined--and in some cases, reexamined--in greater detail."
When Kaine Horman, Kyron's father, was contacted by phone regarding the search of Sauvie Island, he thanked all the searchers profusely for looking for his son.
It is expected that a new search or a research of Sauvie Island may be conducted next weekend to cover land not scoured this weekend, and to act upon any new clues that investigators may have found.
View KGW.com News video footage of this weekend's search for Kyron Horman.
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