PORTLAND, Ore. - Search teams spent Tuesday afternoon focusing on areas around missing second-grader Kyron Horman’s home in Northwest Portland while children at his elementary school went home for the summer.
The final day of class brought a mixture of emotions to Skyline School and the last day of school may signal another change in the investigation.
Without classes and events at the school, investigators will no longer find parents, teachers and potential witnesses in one central location.
Deputies said they plan to do another round of interviews but not at the school.
On Tuesday, the focus was on helping Kyron’s classmates put aside their anxiety. Local businesses donated food for a picnic and the kids had special guests that included Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Nate McMillan and guard Brandon Roy.
They spoke to the children about the importance of teamwork.
One mother who knows Kyron sent his family a message.
“We’re right there with you and I’m right there with any parent who’s ever lost a child,” said Jinnet Powell.
She said emotions are raw for parents who are still in shock that Kyron’s disappearance could happen in their small, tight-knit school and community.
Kyron’s classmates who may still struggle with his disappearance will have access to counselors during the summer months.
Tonight at 7 p.m. there will a prayer vigil for Kyron at Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 N.W. Cornell Road.
BELOW: Authorities released an altered picture of Kyron Horman on Tuesday to give people an idea what he looks like without glasses.