A choked-up Oregon sheriff vowed yesterday to a missing 7-year-old boy: "We're going to bring you home, buddy. Nothing is more important to your family, your friends or to us." The FBI has joined the search for Kyron Horman, who vanished from a Portland elementary school last week. He was last seen walking toward a classroom 150 feet away. He never made it, and police aren't sure whether he was abducted or simply wandered off. Investigators are chasing down over 1,200 tips from the public.
Police are searching the wooded area around the school and are speaking to every Skyline Elementary student and parent, ABC News reports. Most of the tips have come from within Oregon, according to Sheriff's Capt. Jason Gates. "We need more," he told reporters. "Every tip, no matter how insignificant you think it is, could be the one we need."