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Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Moulton By Any Other Name

A Moulton by any other name. Would it still be a Moulton? We may find out one day soon, as Terri Moulton Horman, former step parent of missing Kyron Horman, wants to change her name to Claire Stella Sullivan. After failing two lie detector tests after Kyron disappeared from his second grade class at school and walking out on a third lie detector test, refusing to help in any way with the subsequent searches, giving at least half a dozen accounts as to her whereabouts on June 4, 2010, when Kyron went missing, and sending naked pictures of herself to one of her husband's friends while everyone else in the family, with the notable exceptions of her parents, were passing out flyers with Kyron's picture and contact information; it's probably obvious why Terri would feel embarrassed and unpopular enough to consider changing her name. How she settled on "Claire Stella Sullivan" is anyone's guess!

Will a name change even help Terri Moulton Horman's image very much? It might, as long as Terri never develops any close friendships. The internet-free past probably would have offered her better luck at starting over, after all of the bad publicity she's received, with a new name. But in this day and age, anyone can google her new name and find out, in a matter of minutes, that a mystery involving a missing child is in her past. The most likely result, upon such a discovery, is complete personal rejection, no matter the context of the perspective relationship. Not many people would even buy Tupperware from Terri Moulton Horman.

Some parents and families of missing children, such as the family of Etan Patz, try not to move house, or even change their telephone numbers until their missing children are found. If Kyron is still alive, and looking for his family, (yes, I think it's important to hope for the best until informed otherwise) won't it be easier to locate them if they do not change their names? Just something for Claire Stella Sullivan a.k.a. Terri Moulton Horman to think about, in addition to any unpaid child support or other debt left over from her recent divorce from Kyron's father.


Anonymous said...

If Kyron is still alive (sadly, unlikely, but I wish) Terri Horman would be the last person he would try to contact. Locate, maybe, but only to steer a wide berth around her. From all that has transpired in this case, one thing is sure: there was no love lost between this poor boy and his step-mother.

Juli Henry said...

I agree wholeheartedly, and in fact, that is a big part of why I feel she isn't very honest. If Kyron is alive and DOES look for her, it won't be because he wants to catch up and find out how she's been lately! If she had nothing to do with any of it, she would want Kyron to be able to find any and all family members for whom he searches, so that he could be reunited. Everything about this woman's demeanor speaks to possible guilt.