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PORTLAND, Ore. - The Multnomah County sheriff and district attorney will ask the board of commissioners Thursday for extra money to help find missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman.
Sheriff Dan Staton and District Attorney Michael Schrunk will ask the board for more than $438,000 for their investigation which will include $242,000 for an investigative technician and four months of overtime.
The search for Kyron has already cost the county more than $412,000.
The money wouldn't be taken away from another program; instead, it would come from a contingency fund.
Six weeks have now gone by since Kyron mysteriously disappeared and his parents thanked all those who have been sending positive thoughts their way through a statement released by their media liaison:
"Kaine and Desiree's main priority remains keeping their energy and available time focused on assisting investigators in the search for Kyron. Kaine and Kiara have returned home (and) are getting settled back into the house. Kaine is spending time getting the house ready so that Kyron has a comfortable and safe home to return to. The family sends their deepest gratitude for your support and thanks everyone who is keeping an eye out for Kyron."
Meanwhile, at the 'Wall of Hope' at Skyline School, Kyron's supporters continue to leave words of encouragement for the family and messages for Kyron.
"He's out there and it's just one day closer to him coming home," one visitor to the wall told KATU News.
Over the weekend, Kyron's stepmother, Terri Horman, moved out of the family's home and is now taking refuge with her parents in her hometown of Roseburg. After Terri left, Kaine moved back into the home with the couple's 20-month-old daughter and had the locks changed.