PORTLAND, Ore. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is bringing in members of its Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team as searchers move into the third day without a sign of a 7-year-old boy last seen at a Skyline Elementary science fair Friday morning.
The team includes a profiler from the FBI's national office.
The missing boy, Kyron Horman, was seen Friday morning by Kyron's step mom, who reportedly says she took him through a science fair at school and sent him off to class. His teachers say he never checked in, and no one has said they have seen him since.
FBI Spokesperson Beth Anne Steele, in Portland, said the CARD team members are experts on finding missing children. A description on the FBI website says "CARD Teams are primarily involved in non-family child abductions, ransom child abductions, and mysterious disappearances of children."
Meanwhile, parents and students are slowly arriving at Skyline Elementary School – at 11536 N.W. Skyline Blvd. – to meet with officials looking for any information into the disappearance of this second grader Friday. Appointments are staggered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with the last one wrapping up around 6 p.m.
Search and rescue crews continue to comb the 2-mile radius around the school Sunday. However, officials believe the rainy weather could make searching tougher. They also worry the rain could keep parents and kids scheduled to meet at the school from showing up for their interviews. Investigators are asking that interviewees come no matter what, because any small insight could help.
Classes at Skyline Elementary School should resume Monday as planned.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is expected to hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. We will bring you any updates from that conference.