The biological mother of missing Portland boy Kyron Horman, filed a civil suit in Multnomah County today Friday against the boy's stepmother.
Terri Horman lives near Roseburg and has not been charged with any crime in this case. But Kyron's biological mother, Desiree Young, says that after two years, she wants to put pressure on Terri to say what happened.
"I believe that Terri Horman knows where Kyron is. …. The time has come for Terri to take responsibility for what she has done and to tell me and my family where Kyron is and how he got there," says Young.
OPB's efforts to contact Horman were unsuccessful.
The lawsuit asserts that Terri Horman "intentionally kidnapped" Kyron Horman from Skyline Elementary School. It claims that Terri Horman interfered with her parental rights. Young seeks the return of her son, and damages of $10 million. Young says the aim is to make it impossible for Terri to move on with her life. Young says if she's successful, the money will be donated to help families with other missing children.
The civil suit comes as the statute of limitations on kidnapping is about expire. Multnomah County Sheriff's office says there's still an open criminal investigation. Young's lawyer, Elden Rosenthal, said he hopes to use subpoena power in the civil suit to uncover new evidence like e-mails and text messages.