Dr. Phil Show Hosts Missing Portland Child Kyron Horman’s Step Mom Terri Horman Over Two Episodes

Posted by Christina Stoy | Desiree Young,Dr. Phil McGraw,Kaine Horman,Kyron Horman,Multnomah County Sheriffs Office,Shitshow,Uncategorized | Wednesday 21 September 2016 3:18 pm

I have been covering this case since Kyron Horman disappeared from Skyline School in June, 2010.    Like most missing persons cases I have covered in the past,  I am of the strong opinion that best efforts at the truth are the only way to propel investigations that, similarly to Kyron’s, have gone cold for one reason or another.   This approach has worked in resolving some of my previous cases.    I am proud of that.  I remain steadfast to the integrity involved in those and future cases.

Over the past 10 months (or so) I have been developing an updated series on Kyron’s case to include my multiple interviews with Kyron’s step-mom,  Terri Horman.   Needless to say as she was the subject of at least three simultaneous cases before an Oregon court and remains a person of interest by the agency investigating her sons disappearance, this has been an arduous and sometimes delicate journey.    Ms. Horman’s experiences during the ongoing investigation of the disappearance of Kyron Horman are critically important to propelling his case and with great hope- finding the truth about what happened to this cherubic and innocent child.    There are dozens of sources,  collateral interviews, forensic experts and legal analysts that also contribute to my series and have done so because of their belief that my motivation is to bring to light information and opinions in such a way that would almost “require” a focused review of Kyron’s case and the likely shaking of that proverbial tree everyone talks about.

Set to publish about 6-ish weeks ago I was asked to postpone the first installment of the series, which I did.  I subsequently learned Ms. Horman was participating in the Dr. Phil program after she completed taping.  Dr. Phils producers were well aware that Ms. Horman had interviewed with me extensively, and anticipated my series would be publishing information that was not known to the public previously in the days prior to her scheduled episode.    When Ms. Horman conveyed to me that she feels obligated to speak out about “her son” in any national medium that will have her,   I most certainly respected that.  I still do.

While Dr. Phil seems like a gregarious fellow for sure,   I have zero interest in being associated with his program, nor do I believe his shows content is designed to do any furtherance of investigation or truth.  There is much concern (although I have no affiliation to the show whatsoever) that the timing of the publication of my series on the Kyron Horman matter might be interpreted differently or inadvertently contribute to the programs content or audience reactions.     Not what I signed on for.   A missing 7 year old boy six years running is not a framework for entertaining a target audience.   He is not fodder for online social media bully campaigns- yet it occurs.

I will be publishing my series on Kyron’s case at a later date, in it’s entirety with no editing adjustments as a result of any of the appearances on Dr. Phil.   I appreciate your patience and your understanding.   Feel free to discuss the show below.


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  1. T. Ruth says:


    The 71-year-old mayor of a southern Oregon town was arrested Sunday, accused of setting up a meeting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl who turned out to be a police officer.

    Kenneth Lewis Barrett, who began his two-year term as mayor of Winston in January, spent two weeks exchanging Facebook messages with an online decoy created to target adults soliciting sex with children, court documents said.

    He was arrested when he showed up to a designated meeting spot in Myrtle Creek, police said.

    Barrett mentions in the online messages several times that he’s mayor of Winston, acknowledges the decoy is 14 and describes himself as “71 with the mind of a 17 year old and the energy of a 12 year old,” according to a probable cause affidavit.



    This town is right next door to Roseburg. Is there no end to this chit?

  2. Rose says:

    So if kyron’s custodial father had sued possible defendants they would be

    Portland Public School District; Portland Public School Board; PPS Supt; Principal Keefer (all 4 entities re failures as to safety policies/procedures); Porter, Mathews (duty of care, procedural negligance); the pm bus driver (why not?) ; Skyline school resource officer, pta to the extent coplanned and spinsored the Fair, Portland PS’ IB program ditto, transportation and maintenance supervisor for the School District.

    Kaine’s suits would be brought partly to ensure the protection of students while under “public supervision and care,” seeking unspecified economic damages for medical, therapy and other expenses, and non-economic damages for pain and suffering and punitive damages”

    The only reason he could not file
    would be if competent tort attys sized the
    case up as too weak to take on contingency.
    And why would that be?
    only a robust pps defense.

  3. Rose says:

    TY for the brilliant explanation.
    wrt “why nobody in LE has requested
    an interview with their chief suspect and continued gj target in over 6 years ”

    One wonders why the bios not only haven’t
    tackled mcso’s Det Relentless Aggressive
    and his supervisors over this, they have
    misrepresented mcso and their POI over this very
    matter repeatedly, attributing the failure to continue
    to interview with mcso to her.

  4. Rose says:

    One wonders if Mult Cty’s exposure to a tort suit and damages bt TMH was one factors (among many suits against the Dept) leading Cty powers that be to pressure Staton to retire and thereafter to reassign some personnel? (tho not the relevant 3 in Investigations.) In the damages phase of a suit, the County coukd argue mcso has been cleaned up and the culture has changed.

  5. Rose says:

    “Fast forward to recent events in CA that are apparently connected to MCSO involvement directly.”
    And, this occurred under Reese.
    So much for his supervision and control
    of his deputies. Maybe as a new Sheriff he
    just wanted Union reps to like him.

  6. Tiny says:

    Oh boy! Do I ever agree with you, Blink.
    I think there are several behemoths that know that they sit on a potential lawsuit of lasting ramifications.
    Too bad instead of doing the right thing, the CYA approach leaves a missing boy missing.

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