Search for Missing Boy Kyron Horman 'Won't Be Cold Case'

Police vow to find Kyron Horman, 11 days after he disappeared.

ByABC News
June 5, 2010, 6:21 PM

PORTLAND, Ore., June 14, 2010— -- The search for Kyron Horman, the 7-year-old who disappeared from his school 11 days ago, may have been scaled back, but police said today that does not mean they are any less focused on finding the bespectacled, science-loving boy.

"This will not become a cold case for us," Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Capt. Jason Gates said today. "We will continue to investigatethis case until we have it solved."

Officials said Sunday that the investigation had turned from a missing persons case to a criminal one, with authorities becoming more tight-lipped about any theories or suspects in the case.

Sheriff's officials say they will not be holding any further media briefings unless there are new developments in the case, and are scaling down their command post near Kyron's school.

Gates told reporters today that investigators are still resolute in their determination to bring Kyron home, and the next phase of the investigation will include another canvassing of the neighborhood and school.

Authorities have also offered a $25,000 reward.

"The investigation still moves forward," Gates said. "This process is not over."

Tuesday would have been Kyron's last day of school before summer break, and on a cloudy Monday afternoon students at Skyline Elementary School could be seen on the playground under the watchful eye of several adults.

Kyron disappeared on the morning of June 4. Kyron and his stepmother Terri Horman attended a school science fair where Kyron had displayed a project on red tree frogs. His stepmother said she last saw Kyron walking down a hallway toward his classroom.