MISSING: Kyron Horman
The Search Begins
First, Multnomah County police arrived at the school. The FBI was alerted to disappearance as well.
For over three hours, from 7 until nearly 11 p.m., the search and rescue team scoured the school, looking in crawl spaces and secret hiding spots nearby where kids like to play. They came up empty.
On June 5th, the search at the school continued; the FBI and the National Guard were now on board.
Maybe, people wondered, a child predator had used the science fair as a cover to enter the premises and snatch the boy?
On Sunday June 13, the search for Kyron officially ended. According to ABC News, it was "the largest search operation in Oregon," with 42 different agencies, 1300 people combing the grounds of the state, and 213 investigators dedicated to finding one child. According to the Daily Mail, $1.4 million in resources was spent on Kyron's disappearance.
At that point, the case shifted from a search and rescue to a criminal investigation, and the only person who publicly piqued the interest of the police is Kyron's stepmom, Terri Moulton Horman.
On June 17, the Willamette Week newspaper reported that several sources had told the paper that Terri had raised the suspicions of police because of a "ping" her cell phone had sent the day of Kyron's disappearance. Cell phones send "pings" to the nearest cell phone tower; Terri's cell phone indicated she may have been on Sauvie Island.