Terri tells gym members Kaine wanted her son gone

A Horman family photo published in People magazine »Play Video
A family photo published in People magazine in June shows Terri Horman's son James (now 16) to the right, Kaine Horman's son Kyron to the left, and the couple's baby Kiara in Terri's lap.

PORTLAND, Ore. – An acquaintance of Terri Horman, who asked to remain anonymous, said Monday Terri was very upset in the weeks before Kyron vanished because she said her husband, Kaine, was making her teenage son move out of the couple’s Portland home.

According to the acquaintance, Terri Horman came to a 24-Hour Fitness a month to two months before Kyron disappeared and was furious. The source said Terri kept complaining – to anyone who would listen – that Kaine was allegedly making her teenage son move out.

Terri’s 16-year-old son did move out of the home in March.

Friends, who worked out with Terri Horman at that 24-Hour Fitness, testified before a grand jury Monday.

According to sources, the friends were not extremely close to Terri. However, they were close enough that Terri often confided in them with issues from her home.

Three grand jury witnesses declined to speak with reporters outside the Multnomah County Courthouse Monday. All three, according to sources, are members of that 24-Hour Fitness.

Meanwhile, more searches near Skyline School – where Kyron disappeared on June 4 – were conducted over the weekend.

The three sites that were searched all have connections to another friend of Terri Horman, DeDe Spicher, according to sources.

Lawyer and former Multnomah County sheriff’s captain Bruce McCain said the searchers could very well be looking for a cell phone friends purchased for Terri Horman under a fictitious name.

“They’re looking for physical evidence,” McCain said, “either something physically associated with Kyron himself [or] any kind of tools or implements that may have been involved in his disappearance criminally. And also possibly a discarded cell phone that they’d like to retrieve and gather all the data from.”

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the searches over the weekend were tied to the Kyron Horman case. However, a spokesperson would not say what searchers were looking for.

Also, sources at the courthouse will not confirm the alleged rift between Terri Horman and Kaine or whether that is a possible motive.

No one in this case, including Terri Horman, has been named a suspect or person of interest. Police have not made any arrests.

The Oregonian reported on Monday that investigators are trying to learn if another adult was sitting in the white pickup truck that Terri Horman drove to Skyline School on the day Kyron disappeared.

The newspaper reports the person may have been in the truck while Terri was with Kyron at the science fair.

Lt. Mary Lindstrand, spokesperson for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, said Monday night she cannot comment on the details of an open investigation.

In a press release Monday afternoon, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said it plans to hold a news conference on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. The briefing is expected to release investigation details in an effort to get the public’s help in the case.

KATU.com plans to carry the press conference live beginning just before 11 a.m.