Is Boy's Disappearance Another Andrea Yates Story?Madeline Holler
Officials are still searching for Portland boy Kyron Horman, who has been missing for a month. While his parents haven’t given up hope that he’s alive, they’re now wondering whether his stepmother, Terri Horman, is hiding something.
Kyron’s parents, who are divorced, say that Terri Horman changed after the birth of her baby, Kiara, almost 19 months ago. Perhaps post-partum depression brought on the unthinkable, as in the case of Andrea Yates nearly a decade ago.
Kyron’s father and Terri’s husband, Kaine Horman, told ABC News that Terri went through a terrible depression after giving birth and that her emotional state was erratic.
Eight out of 10 women who have given birth experience post-partum depression. For a rare few, that depression escalates into a full-blown psychosis which impairs judgment.
The issue eventually came to light in 20o1 during the case of Andrea Yates, who drowned her five young children.
Kyron’s mother, Desiree Young, called for Terri Horman to come forward and provide any details she may know about the boy’s whereabouts.
Horman and her lawyer declined comment.