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Police Change Focus Of Kyron Horman Case To Criminal Investigation

Police say that because they haven't been able to find Kyron Horman over the last 11 days of searching, it's not likely he just walked away from school. Kristian Foden-Vencil reports.

If he didn't walk away, authorities are left with the probability that Horman left with someone else.

Kyron Horman
Missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman

That means they're now focusing on a criminal investigation and phasing down what was the largest search and rescue effort the state has seen.

Captain Jason Gates of Multnomah County says they'll now start re-interviewing all staff and kids at the school.

Jason Gates: "This process is not over. We, as an investigating team, the sheriff's office and all the people that are directly involved in this effort are resolute in bringing Kyron home. This will not become a cold case for us. We will continue to investigate this case until we have it solved."

1,300 people were involved in the search. So much food was donated that the excess is being stockpiled for the summer search and rescue season and given to the Portland Rescue Mission.

Police say they still have no reason to believe other kids are in danger.


Anyone with information regarding Kyron Horman whereabouts is asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office tip line 503 261-2847, or to dial 911 with emergency information.

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