PORTLAND -- Yet another twist in the Kyron Horman case: A friend of Kyron's stepmother, Terri Horman, testified before a grand jury in Multnomah County Monday as part of the ongoing investigation into the Portland boy's disappearance.
Investigators believe DeDe Spicher spent a lot of time with Terri after Kyron disappeared on June 4 and may know something.
Grand jury proceedings are not open to the public or the media, so it was unknown exactly what Spicher said. However, her attorney did confirm that Spicher was subpoenaed to testify.
A reliable source told KGW that Spicher was doing gardening work not far from the Horman family home in northwest Portland on the day 7-year-old Kyron Horman disappeared. Spicher reportedly left where she was working at 11:15 a.m. on June 4 and returned around 1 p.m.
The person who owns the house where Spicher lives is cooperating with investigators and told police she called Spicher on her cell phone, but she didn't answer, the source told KGW.
A person who was working with Spicher, who is also cooperating with investigators, told them of trying to unsuccessfully find Spicher. Both people have told investigators they have no idea where Spicher was during that period of time.
Sources told KGW that police searched Spicher's home last week. Spicher has known Terri and Kaine for about seven years. Last week, Kyron's parents, Kaine Horman and Desiree Young issued a public plea for Spicher to cooperate with police, threatening a possible civil suit if she refused.
A reliable source told KGW police now have probably cause to arrest Terri Horman in connection with Kyron's case, but experts say she isn't in custody because police are waiting for proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
Kyron Horman's dad wants to know where Terri Horman got $350K
Meanwhile, the attorney for Kyron's father, Kaine Horman, filed a motion in court Monday which would force Terri Horman to disclose where she's getting money to pay her attorney fees.
Legal papers filed Monday show Terri Horman paid $350,000 for an attorney she has hired. Kaine Horman wants to know whether the money she used was considered part of the couple's joint assets. If so, he wants access to it to help pay his own legal fees.
Kaine Horman has said he believes Terri Horman was involved in 7-year-old Kyron's June 4 disappearance. Kaine Horman has filed for divorce from Terri Horman, claiming that last year she tried to hire someone to kill him. He also got a restraining order against Terri Horman.
More than seven weeks have passed since Kyron Horman disappeared and the police tip line is still active. If you have any information about Kyron's whereabouts, police want you to call 503-261-2847.