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Kyron Horman Update: "Mystery Woman" DeDe Spicher Defends Stepmom

Kyron Horman (Personal Photo)

NEW YORK (CBS) It has been nearly three months since Kyron Horman disappeared, and in the search for the 7-year-old Oregon boy, investigators have questioned Kyron's stepmother, Terri Horman, and her closest friends, particularly DeDe Spicher.

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Now, Spicher is breaking her silence to People Magazine and standing by Terri Horman.

In an interview with People, Spicher defends her friend, saying she doesn't believe Terri Horman was involved in Kyron's disappearance.

"In my heart, I really don't." Spicher told the magazine. "In all of these years, I have not seen anything that would lead me to believe that [Terri] is capable or motivated in any way to do something like this."

Spicher claims police wanted her to "tell them that Terri did it."

"I told them everything that I knew over and over again," Spicher told People. "But I didn't tell them what they wanted to hear."

Last week, investigators distributed new fliers in their search for Kyron that included photos of Spicher. Her home has been searched. She also reportedly helped Terri Horman buy an untraceable cell phone.

Terri Horman reportedly failed two lie detector tests, and has not spoken with police since June 28. Police have not named her a suspect.

Spicher says both she and Terri have received death threats.

Kyron vanished June 4 following a science fair at Skyline Elementary School.

Spicher says she was on a gardening job and said she "never left the property" the day Kyron disappeared.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Tip Line at 503-261-2847.

Complete Coverage of Kyron Horman on Crimesider.

  • Edecio Martinez

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