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Horman, Vaughn families keep missing children cases in public eye

The families of two missing Portland-area children are working to keep the public involved in the cases.

Kaine Horman, father of Kyron Horman, passed out bracelets, buttons and T-shirts with his son's picture on them during a consignment sale at the Expo Center on Friday.

The 7-year-old boy has been missing since June 4, 2010. He was last seen at Skyline School in rural northwest Multnomah County with his stepmother, Terri Horman.

Kaine Horman says that even though the one-year anniversary of Kyron's disappearance is nearing, he isn't giving the date much thought, but is working to keep his son's picture and case in the public view.

Investigators have focused on Terri Horman's activities on the day Kyron disappeared, but no one has been named a suspect or a person of interest in the case. Terri Horman has not been accused of a crime in the case. She is living in Roseburg with her parents, pending a divorce from Kaine Horman.

The family of Yashanee Vaughn has scheduled a number of events related to her disappearance. The 14-year-old girl has not been seen since March 9. Parrish Bennette, 16, has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the case, but Yashanee's body has not been found.

Although police suspect other people were involved in the disappearance, no one else has been arrested or even named as a person of interest.

A barbecue fundraiser to support the search for the girl is from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, next to the Greater Solid Rock Church, 1725 N.E. Dekum St.

Next, a Gospel Celebration of Life for Yashanee Vaughn, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the Maranatha Church, 4222 N.E. 12th Ave.

Fox 12 contributed to this story.