PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS) Terri Horman, the stepmother of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman, has been accused of attempting to hire a man to kill her husband, according to a report.
According to The Oregonian, months prior to the young boy's disappearance, Terri Horman allegedly solicited a landscaper who worked at the family's home to murder Kyron's father in exchange for a large sum of money.
When detectives with the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team shared the murder-for-hire scheme with Kyron's father Kaine Horman on June 26, he left the couple's home with their 19-month-old daughter, filed for divorce and petitioned for a restraining order under the Family Abuse Prevention act, reports The Oregonian.
Terri has denied the allegations and has not been charged with a crime, but there is an ongoing criminal investigation into the matter.
The county's Major Crimes Team tracked down the landscaper in an effort to interview everyone who may have had contact with Kyron and his family. It was then they learned of the murder-for-hire plot and that the landscaper had been hired without the knowledge of Terri's husband, says The Oregonian.
Terri Horman was reportedly the last person to see Kyron Horman before he vanished from his elementary school in Portland, Oregon on June 4.
Anyone with information on Kyron's whereabouts is urged to call the Multhnomah County Sheriff's Office tip line at (503)-261-2847.