A missing person case is never an easy mystery to solve. When someone goes away, there isn’t any trace to follow.
Unlike other cases like robbery or homicide, the police rarely have meaningful physical evidence to investigate further. In the absence of evidence, it is difficult to determine where to look next.
Local law enforcement and federal agencies rush to track the trail left behind, but the search often focuses on where the person was last seen at some point in the past.
They scramble around the area in the hope of finding clues despite being aware of the possibility that the missing person could be miles away already.
The disappearance of a young child is a lot more troublesome. Toddler depends on their parents for food, safety, shelter, and just about everything else.
The thought of a small child being alone in an unfamiliar situation with strangers is unbearable. Kyron Horman, a child from Portland, Oregon, has been missing for more than a decade.
Kyron was only 7-year-old when he was last seen at the Skyline Elementary School in June 2010.
10 /10 Absent From School
Kyron Horman attended a school science fair to start his day on June 4, 2010. Skyline Elementary opened at 8:00 am that day to give parents and their kids a chance to tour the fair.
About 45 minutes later, Kyron walked down the hallway heading toward his classroom as his stepmother, Terri Horman, watched. The stepmother left the school shortly afterward.
The class began at 10:00 am. Kyron was supposed to be home at around 3:30 pm, but when Terri and his father, Kaine Horman, met the school bus, they were informed that Kyron had been absent from school all day.
9 /10 Large Scale Search
After hearing the bad news, Terri and Kaine contacted Skyline Elementary for some explanation. The school secretary, Susan Hall, had no idea what had happened.
At 3:46 pm, she called 911 to report a missing person. About 45 minutes later, officers from the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office arrived at Skyline Elementary and Kyron’s home for preliminary investigation.
A broadcast message was sent to parents in Portland Public Schools stating that Kyron Horman didn’t come home today.
Later that night, a large-scale search for Kyron began. The investigation involved 65 detectives, 60 trained searchers, and more volunteers.