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Kyron Horman: This Little Light of Mine
Growing up in the 70s, I spent many mornings at the breakfast table with a cereal box and a milk carton strategically placed within reading distance behind my bowl. The faces of the missing children printed on the milk carton made me sad and taught me that bad things happen in this world. The games, stories and riddles on the cereal box reminded me that good things happen too.
My younger self believed that there was more good in the world than bad and that one day these children would return home to their families.
Perspective is everything. Today, it breaks my heart to know that after all these years many of these children remain missing.
The stories of the missing and murdered affect us deeply. The pain felt by family and friends who are forced to carry the unbearable burden of not knowing is truly unfathomable. And for one reason or another, there are certain cases that stick with us more than others. The disappearance of Kyron Horman is one of those cases.
When I see Kyron's face, these lyrics from a song by Harry Dixon Loes come to mind...This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine, Let it shine, shine all the time. Kyron was filled with a contagious energy, a bright light that framed his sweet little face and happy smile. Try as they might, even his metal framed glasses could not dim the twinkle that shone through his eyes
Kyron was 7 years old when he disappeared from Skyline Elementary School in Portland, Oregon on June 4, 2010. His step-mother, Terri Moulton Horman, drove Kyron to school that morning. She took a photo of him in front of his science fair project and left the school at 8:45 am.
Courtesy of Terri Moulton Horman's Facebook Page.
A student recalls seeing Kyron at 9:00 am near the school's South Entrance. When classes began that day, Kyron was not present and his homeroom teacher marked him absent. Kyron has never been seen again. Today, Kyron would be 19 years old.
We all know that children don't just disappear. We also know that whether a person goes missing or is murdered... someone saw something or was told or heard something. Could that someone be you?
Read Kyron Horman's Casefile to learn more and check out the source page for links to news articles, podcasts and documentaries about his case.
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Excerpts and Links - Uncovered.com case file.
The day before she disappeared, Theresa left work around 7 pm and stopped at a nearby party. Eventually, Theresa left the party and went to a bar in Franklin called The Train Stop to hang out with friends. While there, Theresa got into an argument with a friend and decided to leave. She asked another friend to give her a ride home, but her friend said she wanted to stay. Angry, Theresa decided to walk the 5 or 6 miles to her home. The investigation reveals that Theresa encounters several people during her journey home. Two days later her nude body was discovered near the side of RT. 495 in Bellingham, Massachusetts.
Jackson was only 19 years old when he vanished. Jackson suffered from anxiety and depression. On May 15, 2010, Jackson was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black and white t-shirt, khaki shorts, and beige slip-on Merona shoes with white soles. He has brown hair and blue eyes is 5'10" and weighs 150-160 pounds.
On April 15, 2013, Jessica Masker spent most of the day at her cousin's home on the 4800 block of East Washington Street in Indianapolis. While at her cousin's home, the pair reportedly argued. Jessica cleft her cousins home and walked down the street to a gas station. While at this gas station, Jessica reportedly called her brother to ask for a ride, telling him that two men "came at her wrong". Unfortunately, Jessica's brother was on his way to work at the time of the phone call, and wasn't able to pick her up, so he advised her to call their mother. Jessica never called her mother. Instead, she called her boyfriend and asked him for a ride. She has never been seen again.
Nancy Jean Medina was a mother of three who was last seen on August 3, 1984. She had plans to meet her oldest daughter to watch videos but never made it. At the time of her disappearance, Nancy was getting divorced and undergoing a custody battle with the father of her youngest child.