Stepmother of missing boy leaves job

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Posted: Feb 21, 2015 4:22 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of missing Portland boy Kyron Horman has left her job as a mental health support specialist.

Terri Horman's decision came days after a judge rejected her request for an anti-stalking order against a woman allegedly harassing her at work in Eugene.

Horman had worked for the Shangri-La Corp. since December. The nonprofit provides residential care for adults suffering from mental illness.

Shangri-La officials told The Register-Guard and The Oregonian newspapers that Horman's performance met expectations.

"She indicated to me that she wants nothing but the best for the people we served," CEO Karen Rutledge said. "She performed her job to our expectations and showed compassion to people with special needs."

The 7-year-old boy went missing in June 2010 after Terri Horman dropped him off at his Portland school. An intense search came up empty.

Terri Horman has denied any involvement in Kyron's disappearance, and authorities have not labeled her a suspect.

She asked Lane County Judge Charles Carlson on Wednesday for an anti-stalking order against Stacey Green, a woman from Cowlitz County, Washington, who is an online advocate for the missing child.

Green allegedly posted missing-child posters of Kyron around Shangri-La's Eugene office, and wrote messages such as "I will promise Terri one thing! She won't have a job long!" on social media.

Carlson denied the petition.

Horman has petitioned for name changes without success. When she tried to change her name to Claire Stella Sullivan last year, Horman told the judge she needed a new name to start a new life without the stigma of Horman attached to it.

At the time, she said she hadn't been able to find a job in four years, and she was worried about her safety after receiving threats. A Douglas County judge rejected the name change, saying it was not in the public interest.