Terri Horman tries to lay low in Roseburg

Terri Horman tries to lay low in Roseburg »Play Video
Terri Horman near her home in Roseburg, Ore.

ROSEBURG, Ore. - June 4 will mark one year since Kyron Horman disappeared from his elementary school in Northwest Portland. Just shy of that somber anniversary, police have yet to name a formal suspect in the case.
 
Still, one person has remained in the spotlight: Kyron’s stepmother Terri Horman.
 
Horman brought Kyron to Skyline Elementary that fateful morning, the last place he was seen. After that day, reports swirled of a failed lie detector test and she went through a very public breakup from Kyron’s father, Kaine Horman.
 
Both Kaine and Kyron’s biological mother, Desiree Young, pointed the finger of blame at Terri Horman.
 
Since then, Horman has returned to her hometown of Roseburg, Ore. Her life in Roseburg is much different now. Neighbors said Horman rarely leaves the home where she grew up. 

In February, Young visited Roseburg and asked businesses there to shun Terri. She also asked neighbors to constantly question Horman about Kyron.
 
“We know that Terri blamed Kyron for her failing marriage and wanted him out of her life. She put that all in writing,” Young said. “She had a severe, severe hatred for Kyron.”
 
Two posters with Kyron’s face on them are just a few blocks from Horman’s current home.

A handful of fliers are also posted within a mile of her home, including in a strip mall.
 
Andy Knutson has one in his window at the Vitamin Market.

“It’s just a small thing that anyone can do to help find him,” he said.
 
Cherisse Beck also put a flier up in her store, although it isn’t the same poster that Young was pushing.
 
“I’m not going to assign blame because we don’t know the facts,” she said. “We don’t know the truth about what really happened.”
 
Mindy McFerrin said she doesn’t blame Young for putting on the pressure.
 
“As a parent I can’t imagine,” McFerrin said. “I would do anything and everything against the person of interest to basically flush them out.”
 
A crew from KATU News recently caught up with Terri Horman as she left her Roseburg home to go for a walk.
 
We asked if she was finally willing to speak about what happened the day Kyron disappeared, why she stopped talking with investigators, if her attorney was still advising her not to speak with reporters and if she had any statement for the public?
 
She refused to acknowledge any of the questions.
 
Without passing judgment, Horman’s Roseburg neighbors wonder why she has been so silent and absent from the searches for Kyron.
 
“It if was my little boy I wouldn’t give up looking for him,” Beck said.
 
“I wish that she would come forward. All we can do is keep praying for the family,” McFerrin said.

Almost a year later, people still leave signs and messages at the “wall of hope” set up outside Skyline Elementary School.
 
There are also 46 separate Facebook pages with more than 100,000 collective followers where people share their thoughts, prayers and opinions about Kyron’s case.