Terri Horman moves out, returns to Roseburg

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Terri Horman. File photo.


PORTLAND, Ore. - Terri Horman, the stepmother of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman, has returned to Roseburg where her parents live and was spotted in the area driving on Interstate 5 by KATU News reporter Thom Jensen early Saturday morning.

Her move came after agreeing with her estranged husband, Kaine, on Friday to move out of the family home this weekend.

Terri's red Mustang was still on the property as of Saturday afternoon.

According to a source, the Mustang is not part of the eviction agreement that she and Kaine worked out Friday afternoon through their attorneys, so she could take it.

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Terri Horman, the stepmother of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman, will move out of the family’s home by 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a source.

Kaine and Terri settled their dispute out of court Friday afternoon over when she will move out. A 3 p.m. hearing for a judge to decide was then canceled.

Kaine Horman, who's living elsewhere, wanted his estranged wife to leave the house this weekend. She agreed to move out, but sought extra time until at least Monday so she could have time to pack her things.

Kaine Horman has filed for divorce and gotten a protective restraining order against her. He says he believes she was involved in the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman who has been missing since June 4.

Police have not named Terri as a suspect.

Kaine said it was important for Terri to be out of the house by this weekend so he and their daughter can move back in, change the locks, reset security pass codes, and get them settled so he can go back to work on Monday.

Terri’s attorney, Stephen Houze, said Thursday that Terri is receiving “threats of harm” and is having trouble finding a place to live. He called the media coverage and the investigation a “witch hunt” against his client.

It is unknown at this time whether Terri was successful in her request to make Kaine pay her so that she could afford somewhere to live.

The day’s events were set in motion three weeks ago when investigators told Kaine that a landscaper said Terri tried to hire him to kill Kaine. Kaine immediately moved out with their daughter and filed an emergency restraining order two days later and asked for full custody. So far, Terri has not contested either of those requests.

It is unknown where Terri will go after moving out of the family’s home on Shelter Nook Road in northwest Multnomah County.

Another court hearing is set on Sept. 21. Terri is accused of contempt of court, and according to court documents filed by Kaine’s attorney, Terri allegedly showed the court-ordered sealed restraining order to a man she began a relationship with four days after Kaine moved out.

Some legal experts say these civil court matters are all part of a plan carried out with the support of the district attorney’s office to put pressure on Terri to reveal any information she may have about where Kyron may be.

"This is all about keeping pressure on Terri Horman,” said Bruce McCain, an attorney and former Multnomah County sheriff’s captain. “Keeping her playing defense, moving her out of her house, making her uncomfortable, making her and her lawyers spend time and resources dealing with this issue – next up is a contempt of court hearing – this is all orchestrated to keep pressure on Terri, to keep her off guard, keep her playing defense to keep her on her heels.”

He said he expects a strong law enforcement presence when Terri moves out to keep Kaine and Terri separate, to keep Terri safe and to give her some privacy.

Both parties say they have agreed all along that they are doing what is best for 19-month-old Kiara, the couple’s daughter. They say she has lost an older brother and now her mother and they want the transition to be as smooth as possible.

Friday evening, Kaine and Kyron’s biological mother, Desiree Young, picked up items from Kyron’s Wall of Hope that people have left for him outside of Skyline School.

“Basically, (we’re just) getting some of the stuff off of the wall so that we can put it in Kyron’s room (to) get ready for him to come home,” said Desiree.

They said they have been to the wall several times and have picked up items like stuffed animals and cards.

“We wanted to make sure that everybody knows that we have been coming up here pretty regularly to pick things up and to make sure that they (items) are going to get to Kyron when he comes home,” Kaine said.

They declined to comment on Terri’s move out of the house.

KATU News reporters Anita Kissée and Bob Heye contributed to this report.