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Saturday, June 19, 2010

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Click and scroll down here for some interesting photos that appear to be of Kyron Horman's stepmother in a bodybuilding contest in 2005. They aren't very relevant to anything, but they're more revealing than watching that sheriff's captain dodging questions again.

Meanwhile, this statement from the family yesterday:

"Father's Day is Sunday. For the first time in seven years, we will not have Kyron around to hug and talk to. It hurts us deeply and our heart is broken."
No hope for a miracle return on Friday night or Saturday? They seem to have given up awfully easily.

Finally for now, many in the national press are misquoting the county sheriff's spokesperson as saying, "Terri is the last known person to have seen Kyron alive before he disappeared." He did not use the word "alive," as a simple review of the videotape of yesterday's press conference makes clear.

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Not to be too catty, but I would say that judging from recent photos, Terry is no longer competing in ladies body building competitions.
That aside, this whole situation is just plain sad.

Sad is an understatement. I won't hazard to speculate or guess about what could have happened to young Kyron.

But I know one thing for sure. The boogie man is not always the stranger lurking in the shadows hunting for kids. He or she is often the one tucking them in at night. Just look at the roll call of monsters responsible for killing children in Oregon for the past 24 mos.

Astonishing! 1) -- because of the implications about one's psyche & proclivities, both pre and post transmogrification, 2) -- because of who & what one's circle of acquaintances might likely include, and 3) -- because of the total media frenzy belying any meaningful facts. That is, prior to your pictorial scoop, Jack!

Can this really be the person in question? The images sort of define over-the-top "attention seeking". Not too difficult to extrapolate from there.

I think we'd all like to study the biographies of both parental sets now. What was the divorce about, for instance? Also, I'd like to read the bio of the teacher & teaching aide, and their circle of acquaintances.

If I was writing a book, I'd also like to infiltrate the "gym" ... which one was it by the way? A very close look at medical and criminal records would be helpful, too.

All of this expands the potential motives, cast of characters, side plots and scenarios, of course. When I was 7, if an adult in authority (which all adults were to me then), on a "special" and chaotic school day toward the end of the year, told me my mom or dad had been in a terrible accident, urgently pointed to a car and driver, and commanded that I rush like the wind to them, I'd probably take off running...into the car.

Last Saturday I watched AmMostWanted hoping to get new insight on this case (it's on tonight, I'm told). Instead I saw an incredibly terrifying story on 2 PDX girls (pretty, intelligent, and care-free, walking to their car on 1st Avenue after an evening out). They were snatched effortlessly by guile, driven to hell, and narrowly escaped rape & murder.

This isn't the PDX of yesteryear.

And what exactly is the real story about Kyron's bio mom, and that side of the family?
I think we will find out eventually, but nothing in this case is as it seemed or seems.

How does a woman get so toned/skinny and still maintain such perfectly shaped breasts?

I'm not suggesting that silicone is a predictor of homicidal propensity...Just wondering if it is possible to be so apparently narcissitic (body building, boob job, unusual workout devotion) and still be a good mother.


And steroids are powerful hormones that have powerful adverse side effects on other tissues, organs, and organ systems, such as the brain and intimately associated structures in the endocrine system (pituitary, hypothalamus, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, etc.) -- which bodes ill for the complete organism (and the other ones around it).

For starters --

Cleve Clin J Med. 2007 May;74(5):341-4, 346, 349-52.

Anabolic steroid abuse: psychiatric and physical costs.
Talih F, Fattal O, Malone D Jr.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Sleep Disorders Center, Cleveland Clinic, OH 44195, USA.

The psychiatric effects of anabolic-androgenic steroids (i.e., testosterone and its derivatives) have been less well studied than their physical effects but are reported to include depression, mania, psychosis, and aggression. Dependence can also occur, with withdrawal involving psychiatric and physical symptoms. Adverse effects of steroid abuse should be managed by discontinuing the drugs-by tapering if necessary-and by treating the symptoms.

Another bitlet from WWeek:

"Gates acknowledged the Hormans’ pickup was towed away from the family’s house at some point after Kyron disappeared. Gates said it was towed by the family for “mechanical reasons,” not as part of the investigation.

In a bizarre but unrelated development, Gates also confirmed online reports that a man recently convicted in the Seattle area for child molestation is Kyron’s uncle.

On Wednesday, Kristian Horman was convicted of third-degree child molestation in connection with a 2008 case and was booked into jail on a three-month sentence. Authorities in Snohomish County, Wash., have confirmed the victim in that case was a female relative.

Gates said investigators are working with authorities there to establish where Kristian Horman was on the day Kyron vanished"

I find the grayish violet hue of her face makeup to be slightly unnerving, reminiscent of colors in the morgue.

Poor child. If he is alive, God save him, and if not, I hope he didn't suffer.

This isn't the PDX of yesteryear.

I'm not sure which yesteryear you speak of, but serial killer Jerry Brudos killed and mutilated at least four young women here in River City in the late sixties after a history of mental problems and assaults. That was more than forty years ago; he wasn't the first and he wasn't the last.

Really good to see some background details about the usual suspects beginning to emerge from the media today. It would seem the public may elaborate many new hypotheses.

But now there may be too many clues for the authorities, media and public to master diligently.

Perhaps, in the words of Gordon Lightfoot: Too many clues in this room.

Sorry. I blew the Lightfoot link

Right. I should have said "my illusion" of the PDX of yesteryear.


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