Kyron Horman: Facts About Why Missing Boy, Kyron Horman, is Not on Amber Alert
Missing boy, Kyron Horman of Portland, Oregon is not on Amber Alert and the facts about why have just been reported. While Horman is listed as a "missing endangered child," there has been concern over why the young boy is not on Amber Alert. What are the reasons for Horman not being on Amber Alert in Oregon?
Missing Kyron Horman - Facts of What Happened June 4th
Kyron, a second-grade student at Skyline Elementary School in Portland, Ore., went missing Friday, June 4, 2010. A science fair took place at his school Friday morning and his project was the red-eyed tree frog. Nothing out of the ordinary occurred and the only information leading up to his last seen appearance was from his step-mother, who told authorities Kyron was walking back to his classroom at 9:00 a.m.. The class marked him as absent and his puzzling disappearance wasn't noticed until his bus failed to drop him off at home later that day.
Since the mysterious disappearance, over 1,200 tips have been given to police and the FBI, but no clues have surfaced in regards to Kyron Horman's whereabouts. The missing boy is not known to wander off, according to numerous interviews of students and parents who know Horman.
Searchers have combed the densely wooded forest area of Skyline Elementary School, but they have come up with nothing. Because of this, Horman's case is not ruled as a kidnapping.
Missing Boy, Kyron Horman - Facts About Why Horman isn't on Amber Alert
It's been a burning questions of citizens to ask why Kyron Horman isn't on Amber Alert. The reason is because Kyron's case doesn't fit the strict rules to be on Amber Alert.
KVAL News on CBS reported that in order for a child to be on Amber Alert, the child's case must meet this criteria under the Department of Justice guidelines, for the Oregon State Police to issue an Amber Alert:
* Law enforcement officials must confirm that an abduction has taken place.
* The child needs to be at risk of serious injury or death.
* Sufficient, descriptive information must be on the child, captor, or captor's vehicle to issue an alert.
* The child must be 17 years of age or younger.
Missing Boy, Kyron Horman - How Horman's Case Differs
Kyron Horman's case isn't referred to anything other than a disappearance, officially calling him a "missing endangered child." A case of abduction hasn't been confirmed as the search for the boy is ongoing. In addition, no suspects have been of interest and no vehicles have been involved.
Though Horman isn't on the Amber Alert website, the missing boy's disappearance has made national headlines and many Facebook pages have been dedicated to Kyron Horman. In spite of Kyron Horman not on Amber Alert, he is on the Missing and Exploited Children website. Furthermore, he's at the top of the FBI's endangered list.
Missing Boy, Kyron Horman - How You can Help
Anyone with any information relating to the missing of Kyron Horman should visit the websites above, call 503/261-2847 or your nearest FBI Office.
Though Kyron's disappearance is in Oregon, this search could extend out-of-state for this missing boy. His safe return are in the hearts and minds of everyone right now.
Source: KVAL News, CBS