Cops Focus on Stepmom in Missing Boy Case
Police track her cell phone records to island
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 18, 2010 1:46 AM CDT
Updated Jun 18, 2010 7:00 AM CDT
Kyron's mom Desiree Young (second from left), his stepmom Terri Horman and his father Kaine Horman hold a press conference after the boy's disappearance.   (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
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(Newser) – Police are focusing on the activities of the stepmom of a 7-year-old boy she reported missing after claiming she dropped him off at his Oregon elementary school. Terri Moulton Horman's accounts of where she was the day stepson Kyron vanished don't jibe with her cell phone records, reports the Willamette Week. She made several phone calls from an island some 5 miles from Kyron's school.

Police are conducting extensive searches of the island for any signs of the second-grader, and have called off all other searches, according to several investigators. Suspicion focused on Horman early on because she was the last one to see Kyron, and she announced on her Facebook page that she was "hitting the gym" after she reported him missing.