FBI Steps Up Role in Search for Missing Oregon Boy, 7

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The FBI is increasing its role in the disappearance of Kyron Horman, the 7-year-old Oregon boy who was last seen in June at his Portland school.

The Oregonian reports up to six agents will help the task force investigating the case.

FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele says they'll follow up tasks that were identified by profilers who recently reviewed the investigation.

Meanwhile, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton will update county commissioners Thursday on the status of the search.

Kyron's mother, Desiree Young, of Medford, believes her son's stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, knows something about the disappearance -- even though police have never named her as a suspect or even a person of interest.